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Chicagoans share their holiday traditions

Holiday traditions

Actors, athletes and chefs with Chicago ties share their holiday season traditions

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Shopping escapes: Bars and restaurants near popular Chicago retail districts

Shopping escapes: Drinks and snacks near shopping spots

Ugly sweater parties, peppermint mochas and those slightly addicting holiday tunes creeping on the radio are all...

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Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet...

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Holiday TV 2013: When to watch holiday specials, movies, classics

Holiday TV guide

The holiday season is in full swing on TV. From "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to "A Christmas Story" and beyond,...

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Avoid crowds at busy Chicago bars and restaurants

Staycation mission: Busy hot spots

Use your vacation days to dodge the wait at 9 popular hangouts

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The 10 people you'll be spending the holidays with

The 10 people you'll be spending the holidays with

These are the human beings you'll be online trying to avoid interacting with while you're at home for the holidays. ...

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Adorable overload: Pets in Christmas costumes

Adorable overload: Pets in Christmas costumes

Just what the title above suggests. Enjoy.

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VIDEO: Best/worst holiday commercials

VIDEO: Best/worst holiday commercials

Holiday commercials are usually pretty good. Unless they suck. Here's a little from column A and a little from column B.

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Scared of Santa

Scared of Santa

Kids aren't always excited to see jolly ol' St. Nick, as these hilariously awkward pictures attest.

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Photos: 2012 CTA Holiday Train

Flashback: 2012 CTA Holiday Train

The CTA Holiday Train kicked off its annual run on Nov. 23 at the Midway Orange Line station. If you spot the train,...

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Photos: How to survive Black Friday

Photos: How to survive Black Friday

When it comes to Black Friday shopping, it can be a dog-eat-dog world out there. Here are some tips to help you get your...

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