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Articles tagged with 'christmas'

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Why our family holiday tradition is cutting down our own Christmas tree

Published Dec. 25, 2016

For my family, the holiday tradition of cutting down our own Christmas tree every year is about just that: the tradition of doing it. It's as Christmas as cookies and gift wrap. It's something we do together. Here's the story of our family's favorite holiday tradition.

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The rambling, non-recap Packers game review: Week 16 vs. Vikings

Published Dec. 24, 2016

How did we get to this fun and familiar point of beating Minnesota and preparing for an NFC North title game? Here's everything you need to know, or just forgot, or missed because it was Christmas Eve - plus all kinds of other wacky whatnots, from the Packers' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

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The naughty list: The five worst Christmas movies

Published Dec. 23, 2016

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. 23, 2016

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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A sports fan's holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 19, 2016

'Tis the season to be jolly. But 'tis also the season of the Packers, Bucks, Badgers, Golden Eagles and Panthers basketball teams, the Admirals and Wave; it's even the Brewers' offseason. Here's a Wisconsin gift guide for the sports fan in your life to help them cheer their favorite local teams.

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Deck the halls: Our favorite Christmas decorations

Published Dec. 18, 2016

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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A drinker's holiday gift guide

Published Dec. 18, 2016

Who doesn't love to kick back with a nice little cocktail and enjoy the season? OK, there may be a few, but for the rest of us, here are some suggestions to help you get into the, ahem, spirit, of the season (see what I did there?) ...

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December in Chicago serves up festive holiday cheer

Published Dec. 13, 2016

The holiday spirit, like the poinsettias, is in full bloom in the Windy City - a mere 90 minutes away by train or car - and it's not too late to drink in some of it, along with a warm beverage in a Christkindl Market mug.

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CP's Holiday Train sets date for Milwaukee stop

Published Dec. 1, 2016

The holiday season is coming - and so is the Canadian Pacific Railroad's Holiday Train, scheduled to make a stop in Milwaukee on Monday, Dec. 5 with bright festive lights and musicians Colin James and Kelly Prescott in tow.

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Belief in Santa's elves gets a workout at Marcus Center's "Elf"

Published Nov. 23, 2016

The answer to a flying sleigh, and other Christmas mysteries, lies in "Elf," the musical running at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. And when you get down to it, the whole thing is really pretty simple as we find out from an elf named Buddy.

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What's coming and going from Netflix in December

Published Nov. 22, 2016

Christmas has come early for Netflix subscribers, as the service announced its new arrivals for December - including "Captain America: Civil War," only the biggest movie of the year. And that's far from all. Here's everything coming and going next month.

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Downtown lights up tonight, begins festive holiday season

Published Nov. 17, 2016

The magic of Christmas and the holiday season begins tonight, Thursday, Nov. 17, in Downtown Milwaukee. The City's Christmas tree is lit and more than 500,000 lights will illuminate the city at the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Kick-Off Extravaganza.

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R. Kelly brings debut Christmas tour to the Riverside in December

Published Oct. 21, 2016

This morning, the Riverside Theater announced that R&B star and "Trapped in the Closet" maestro R. Kelly will bring his first ever Christmas tour to Milwaukee on Sunday, Dec. 11. Milwaukee is one of just seven cities currently set to receive the tour.