CHICAGO (CBS) — The “Chicago Christmas” special series looking back on Christmases past returns to WBBM Newsradio 780 for the 37th consecutive year.

It’s a series that examines the big news during the Christmas seasons of other years, some of it tragic, some of it of historical importance, some of it nostalgic, some of it funny.

Check back with us throughout the week as Jim Benes remembers Christmas in 1916, 1956, 1966, 1996, and 2006:

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