Holiday guide

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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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Local chimney sweep maintained White House fireplaces

Published Dec. 22, 2019

Local chimney sweep Jeff Schmittinger routinely traveled to Washington D.C. to maintain the 35 fireplaces in the White House. Unrelated: he has also, occasionally, seen signs of Santa Claus.

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6 terrible Milwaukee gifts

Published Dec. 22, 2019

There are good Milwaukee gifts and bad Milwaukee gifts. Here are some terrible Milwaukee gifts.

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Lavish CD/vinyl releases make perfect gifts of music

Published Dec. 5, 2019

The holidays can be a time of giving and what better to give a loved one than a gift they'd love but would never buy for themselves, thinking it too extravagant? You might even argue it's that one time of the year when you can give yourself an extravagant gift ... like one of these impressive reissues.

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Merry OnMilwaukee Bucket List: Downtown Holiday Lights Festival

Published Nov. 20, 2019

Since Thanksgiving is running late this year, it only makes sense to celebrate Christmas early. And there's few better ways to do exactly than the Downtown Holiday Lights Festival, which will officially flip the switch on merry and bright cheer on Thursday.

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Milwaukee Krampusnacht returns to creep out your Christmas

Published Nov. 15, 2019

He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He's knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake. Think that I'm talking about Santa Claus? Think again. I'm talking about Krampus.

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5 tips for a healthy holiday season

Published Dec. 21, 2018

Overdoing it during the holidays leaves us feeling sluggish, bloated and tired. Want to feel healthy, happy, strong and fit this holiday season instead? Then follow these five tips to stay healthy, active, and feeling your best.

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9 holiday gift ideas from Milwaukee startup companies

Published Dec. 21, 2018

Looking for a unique gift idea for someone you care about this holiday season? I've compiled a list of nine local tech startups with wonderful gift ideas - all to be found right here in Milwaukee!

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These are a few of Pamela's favorite things

Published Dec. 17, 2018

I get so many questions, messages and comments about what products I use or post about on social. So here you go: These are some of my favorite things that I can't live without.