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Best Holiday Books About Chicago

With the Christmas holiday only a few weeks away these festive books about Chicago would make great gifts, or could serve as delightful coffee-table decor to brighten up the season when entertaining at home.

11/19/2012

"Chicago Christmas" Book Cover. (WBBM/AP Photo)

WBBM Newsradio Special: Looking Back At ‘Christmas In Chicago’

The “Chicago Christmas” special series looking back on Christmases past returns to WBBM Newsradio for the 32nd consecutive year. Today, we look at Christmas 2001.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

"Chicago Christmas" Book Cover. (WBBM/AP Photo)

Looking Back At ‘Chicago Christmas': 1930

WBBM’s “Chicago Christmas” special series looks back at Christmas 1930. Christmas shoppers were choosing practical gifts as the Great Depression began to deepen.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010

"Chicago Christmas" Book Cover. (WBBM/AP Photo)

Looking Back At ‘Chicago Christmas': 1960

WBBM’s “Chicago Christmas” special series looks back at Christmas 1960. A British Overseas Airways flight from Chicago crash-landed in London, but thankfully, no one was hurt.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010

"Chicago Christmas" Book Cover. (WBBM/AP Photo)

Looking Back At “Chicago Christmas”: 1910

WBBM’s “Chicago Christmas” special series looks back at Christmas 1910. Twenty-one firefighters perish when a warehouse wall collapses during a big fire in the Stockyards district on December 22 of that year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2010

"Chicago Christmas" Book Cover. (WBBM/AP Photo)

WBBM Special: Looking Back At “Chicago Christmas”

The “Chicago Christmas” special series looking back on Christmases past returns to WBBM Newsradio 780 for the 31st consecutive year. Today, we look at Christmas 1940.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2010