Christmas

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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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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?

11/10/2014

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Macy’s Gets In Christmas Spirit, Unveils Holiday Window Displays

Macy’s on State Street is continuing a long Chicago tradition, unveiling the holiday window displays Saturday morning.

11/08/2014

Rock musician Dee Snider talks about his holiday show, which will run in Chicago. (Lisa Fielding)

Rock Wild Man Dee Snider Brings ‘Christmas Tale’ To Chicago

The Twisted Sister frontman says his “Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a sort of “Wonderful Life” show that mixes Christmas with rock and roll.

10/14/2014

Shelves are empty at the Rogers Park Dominick's. (CBS)

Final Curtain Falls For Most Dominick’s Stores

The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.

12/27/2013

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1 Dead, 7 Wounded In Shootings On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred Wednesday evening when two teens were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

12/26/2013

Members of Apostolic Faith Church in Chicago opened their doors to celebrate Christmas with the less fortunate. (CBS)

South Side Church Provides Merry Christmas To Less Fortunate

Apostolic Faith Church provided food, coats and toys. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

12/25/2013

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Boers: Remember What’s Truly Important On Christmas

When I was the typical wide-eyed kid on Christmas morning in the 1950s, I remember my mom, and I’m not sure which year it was exactly, said to me, “Never worry about what someone else has, be thankful for what you’ve got.”

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Post Office Workers Brave Cold To Deliver Christmas Gifts On Time

It’s Christmas Eve, and we all know that means Santa Claus is hard at work delivering gifts around the world, but he’s not the only one.

12/24/2013

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Santa Tracker

(CBS) – NORAD is tracking Santa’s progress as he delivers Christmas presents to children all over the world. To see where Santa is now, visit http://www.noradsanta.org.

12/24/2013

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Chicago Firefighters Bring Toys To Kids In The Hospital

Chicago firefighters helped spread some holiday cheer to kids in the hospital this Christmas Eve, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/24/2013

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Video: Blackhawks Star In Strange Holiday Video

Well, it’s almost Christmas, so that means local professional sports teams have begun spamming their fans with ridiculous holiday greetings.

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Macy’s Among Retailers Staying Open Through Christmas Eve

It’s getting down to the wire as Chicagoans try to wrap up their Christmas shopping in the next couple of days.

12/23/2013

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