Christmas

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Matt's Hallmark Holiday Hell: "Christmas at Dollywood"

Published Dec. 26, 2019

Matt's latest venture into Hallmark holiday movie hell takes him to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where he finds Winnie Cooper, an excess of Christmas decorations on one house's lawn and Dollywood - but not a lot of Dolly Parton.

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The naughty list: The five worst Christmas movies

Published Dec. 25, 2019

I already talked about the five most glorious Christmas movies, which means it would only be fair to also mention the five most heinous. Here are five holiday hell spawns that I wouldn't touch with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole.

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The nice list: The five best Christmas movies

Published Dec. 25, 2019

If there's one thing that can wrangle the Christmas spirit out of even the most crotchety Scrooge, it's a great Christmas movie, a classic that's more heartwarming than a mug of hot chocolate next to the fireplace. Here are five of the best.

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The top 25 Christmas songs, ranked

Published Dec. 24, 2019

While the actual day may almost be here, it feels like the season has been going on forever. That's because of one thing: Christmas music. Here is the official ranking of the top 25 Christmas songs of all time.

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Deck the halls: Our favorite Christmas decorations

Published Dec. 24, 2019

There's no place like home for the holidays, and there are few things that help make a house feel more like a home around this time of year than decorations. Here are some of the most cherished holiday decorations that deck our writers' halls.

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The 12 Days of Christmas, ranked

Published Dec. 23, 2019

Twelve days of gifts may sound like the greatest thing since sliced bread, but the gifts listed in the song really run the gamut from "Wow, this is a great gift!" to "I can't believe you've given me this, you've created an enemy for life. How dare you bring this into my home, with my family. A pox upon your house!"

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Urban spelunking: Marshall Field's / Macy's on State Street

Published Dec. 19, 2019

There are still a few historic downtown department stores that transport us back to an era when such shops ruled retail in American cities. One of them is the State Street Macy's in Chicago, whose roots go so deep that years after its rebranding, the bronze signs out front still say Marshall Field.

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A Giannis gift guide

Published Dec. 18, 2019

So with the holiday season in full swing, we have pulled together the ultimate collection of gifts for the biggest Giannis fan in your life - from bobbleheads to swaggering T-shirts and much more.

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12 Days of Holiday Giveaways: Kendra Scott

Published Dec. 16, 2019

Day six of OnMilwaukee's 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways features Wisconsin's own Kendra Scott! With today's giveaway, one lucky winner can accessorize their holiday look with these two pieces from Kendra Scott's holiday collection.