Christmas

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Macy's to pick up gifts for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Operation Santa. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers

A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.

12/20/2014

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Those ’70s Gifts: Remembering Popular Old-School Presents

Do you remember some of the popular gifts that kids found under the tree or on their stockings on Christmas Day in the 1970s?

12/18/2014

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Best Holiday Destinations For Singles

The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.

12/17/2014

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Chicago 5th Grader Collecting Toys For Disaster Victims, Homeless Children

Santa is getting some big help from a little elf in Chicago this Christmas. A South Side 5th grader is collecting toys for disaster victims in the south and homeless children right here Chicago.

12/16/2014

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Frustrated Bears Fan Turns Anger Into Holiday Parody Video

Feeling frustrated about a lost Bears season? A holiday parody may able to help and now it’s gone viral, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

12/16/2014

Tendayi playing with 5-year old Joshua after giving him some toys at Advocate Children's Hospital. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Hospital Cafeteria Worker Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Sick Kids

A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company’s children’s hospital this morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.

12/15/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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A Guide To Dating Around The Holidays

During the holidays, take things easy, communicate with one another and enjoy the festivity that’s all around you.

12/10/2014

Rudolph historian Rick Goldschmidt. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

50th Anniversary Stirs Memories For Rudolph Historian

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards talked to the Oak Lawn man who wrote the book on the special.

12/09/2014

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Five Little Known Facts About “A Christmas Carol”

Carlo DeVito, author of “Inventing Scrooge” from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”

12/08/2014

One of the thousands of letters sent to Santa Claus every day during the holiday season. The Post Office opens and sorts through those letters to find children and families in need, and offers those letters to volunteers to buy gifts. (Credit: CBS)

Generous Chicago Couple Once Again Working To Answer Kids’ Letters To Santa

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the annual Operation Santa post office campaign again is being helped by an especially generous Chicago couple.

12/03/2014

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America’s Best Places For A White Christmas

A trip to a winter wonderland can make this Christmas one you’ll never forget.

12/03/2014

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How To Host The Perfect Gingerbread House Competition

Add a sweet competitive element to your holiday gathering.

12/01/2014

A nativity scene is displayed in Daley Plaza next to the Christkindlmarket German Christmas festival.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Volunteers Assemble Daley Plaza Nativity Scene

For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.

11/29/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

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Ring In The Holidays With CBS’ Merry Programming

CBS’ holiday programming promises to supply all the fun and entertainment you’re looking for this season and then some.

11/24/2014

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Your Holiday Guide To New York City

Refer to this holiday travel guide for what to see and do in New York City over the holidays.

11/21/2014

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Suburban Couple Turns Wedding Into Toy Drive For Needy Kids

Two car loads of toys have been delivered to the Salvation Army in Crystal Lake thanks to a newlywed couple who asked for gifts for the needy instead of wedding presents.

11/17/2014

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Group Still Pushing To Stage Christmas-Themed Haunted House In Lombard

The Village Board rejected the permit based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.

11/14/2014

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Lombard Group Fighting To Keep Christmas-Themed Haunted House

The Lombard Village Board said it rejected a permit for a Christmas-themed haunted house based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.

11/14/2014

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