Chicagoans share their holiday traditions
The sound of bells jingling, the sight of snowflakes falling and the warm cozy feeling by the fireplace all signal one thing: holiday season in Chicago. We caught up with athletes, chefs, actors and politicians to find out which holiday traditions they share with friends and family. --Leonor Vivanco
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Every year, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson makes time to come back home to Chicago. "I look forward to the holiday season every year because it's such a beautiful time of giving. My sister and I spend the second half of the year collecting toys for our Julian D. King Gift Foundation toy drive," she said. "We both love seeing the faces of all the deserving kids who light up when Santa arrives. It's a special tradition I share with my loved ones."