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December 17, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
McDonalds is hoping you'll make it a McChristmas this year. The fast-food restaurant is urging its franchise owners to stay open on Christmas Day.  So, will they oblige and keep deep-frying all day on what is almost undeniably the most celebrated holiday in America? A company rep said that whether or not your neighborhood McDonalds will remain open is up to its owner. There is no official company policy; even corporate locations (the ones owned by McDonald's, not an individual franchise owner)
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2013 | By Elliott Serrano, @ElliottSerrano and For RedEye
When the Doctor Who Christmas Specia l airs tomorrow, "Whovians" everywhere will be saying goodbye Matt Smith as The Doctor. After 3 seasons, Smith will be leaving the show and handing the reins over to Peter Capaldi who will make his debut in the special. It's a ritual that is quite familiar to most Doctor Who fans, and one that many have been preparing themselves for since the change was announced months ago. (For the uninitiated, whenever an actor decides to move on from the lead role of the long running British sci-fi series, their...
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SPORTS
December 21, 2011
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye.   1. Bulls officially start this weekend. What's your season prediction? 2. Kobe Bryant could miss the Christmas Day game against the Bulls. Symbolism here? 3. Josh McCown is now the Bears starter. Give him some advice. 4. How is a full day of NFL action different on a Saturday than a Sunday? 5. What would you recommend WWE Superstars do while in town Monday?
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Anthony Roberts and Nikki Lynette and For RedEye
The setup: It's the holiday season, prime time to introduce your significant other to your family, right? Right? YEP The holidays are all about togetherness. The people you choose to include in this special time can enhance the already festive feeling of the season. So if you've got a special person in your life, bring him or her to share in the Christmas festivities with the fam. It's not just about the present; it's about the future. If your family is as important to you as mine is to me, having your mate get along with them is crucial.
NEWS
November 21, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
Just think how delectable a holiday meal with family or friends would be if you didn't have to A) grocery shop B) actually cook everything and C) clean up when it's all over. Whether you're looking for a place to share a Feast of the Seven Fishes or Christmas Day dinner or a decadent Christmas Day brunch, local restaurants are busting out special menus to make your holidays a lot happier. Christmas Day at Nomi Kitchen 800 N. Michigan Ave. 312-239-4030 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 Price: $125; $38 for kids If the price tag seems steep, consider that you can easily make...
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Headquarters beercade keeps tabs on what games its patrons would most like to see added to its lineup, and for the holidays, they're doing their best to make those wishes a digital reality. For Christmas, the Lakeview bar plans to throw an X-Men X-Mas, where it will unveil the bar's newest gaming addition, the multiplayer "X-Men" arcade game. The game was highly requested on the bar's in-house receipt, and everyone there will be able to participate in a tournament-style promotion all day Christmas Day. It will remain industry night even with...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Christmas is coming, and in the Whoverse all that matters is the title of "Doctor Who" Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor. " BBC America released this promo photo and the title on the Doctor Who Tumblr Tuesday. The special will be broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC America. It will be Matt Smith's last hurrah as Doctor No. 11 (for now anyway) and introduce Peter Capaldi as the 12th incarnation of the Time Lord. Orla Brady will guest star in a new role as an old friend of the Doctor's.
SPORTS
December 1, 2011 | By Bag Boy, For RedEye
I think I've got this sabermetrics thing figured out. I'm on to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. After analyzing charts of data, tendencies, numerous situations, probabilities, outcomes, statistics, the Cubs have figured out they need to go after Prince Fielder and/or Albert Pujols. Well, duh. I could have told you that. Geniuses, I'll tell ya. If they're so smart, how come David DeJesus is a Cub? Guy hit less than .250 last year. I want to see his metrics. You know, watching these guys go after the big boys, I suddenly remembered something about...
NEWS
December 5, 2011 | By Margaret Smith and Jessica Galliart
The weather may be giving us the cold shoulder, but Chicago's bars, theaters and hosts are just getting started with this fresh crop of not-to-be-missed seasonal pub crawls, holiday shopping fairs, comedy shows and more. Find more events at chicago.metromix.com/events 5: Deathscribe 2011 Mayne Stage 1328 W. Morse Ave. Oh, the weather outside is frightful - and so are these original works of horror. December bleeds red at this annual horror festival featuring radio plays performed by local actors and sound effects artists.
SPORTS
December 22, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Taj Gibson might not be the Bulls' superstar, but the soft-spoken forward nevertheless offered up his fair share of highlight-reel-worthy moments in the team's postseason run last spring. Most spectacularly, he threw down a dunk practically on top of Miami's Dwyane Wade, a slam that put him into the headlines for days. But don't expect Gibson to brag about it. Instead, he throws the credit to C.J. Watson - who passed him the ball for the big dunk - puts his head down and continues to work.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Christmas week is mostly repeats, specials and "Doctor Who. " We say goodbye to Matt Smith's 11th Doctor and hello to Peter Capaldi's 12th in the annual Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor. " Here are TV picks for the week of Dec. 23-Dec. 29. This schedule of premieres, finales, movies and specials includes many holiday programs, but you can find an even more comprehensive holiday schedule here . Monday, Dec. 23 Major Crimes 8 p.m. Monday, TNT Jon Tenney reprises his “The Closer” role of FBI agent Fritz Howard.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Christmas is coming, and in the Whoverse all that matters is the title of "Doctor Who" Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor. " BBC America released this promo photo and the title on the Doctor Who Tumblr Tuesday. The special will be broadcast on Christmas Day on BBC America. It will be Matt Smith's last hurrah as Doctor No. 11 (for now anyway) and introduce Peter Capaldi as the 12th incarnation of the Time Lord. Orla Brady will guest star in a new role as an old friend of the Doctor's.
NEWS
November 21, 2013 | By Samantha Nelson and For RedEye
Just think how delectable a holiday meal with family or friends would be if you didn't have to A) grocery shop B) actually cook everything and C) clean up when it's all over. Whether you're looking for a place to share a Feast of the Seven Fishes or Christmas Day dinner or a decadent Christmas Day brunch, local restaurants are busting out special menus to make your holidays a lot happier. Christmas Day at Nomi Kitchen 800 N. Michigan Ave. 312-239-4030 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 Price: $125; $38 for kids If the price tag seems...
NEWS
December 19, 2012 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye
Headquarters beercade keeps tabs on what games its patrons would most like to see added to its lineup, and for the holidays, they're doing their best to make those wishes a digital reality. For Christmas, the Lakeview bar plans to throw an X-Men X-Mas, where it will unveil the bar's newest gaming addition, the multiplayer "X-Men" arcade game. The game was highly requested on the bar's in-house receipt, and everyone there will be able to participate in a tournament-style promotion all day Christmas Day. It will remain industry night even with...
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
McDonalds is hoping you'll make it a McChristmas this year. The fast-food restaurant is urging its franchise owners to stay open on Christmas Day.  So, will they oblige and keep deep-frying all day on what is almost undeniably the most celebrated holiday in America? A company rep said that whether or not your neighborhood McDonalds will remain open is up to its owner. There is no official company policy; even corporate locations (the ones owned by McDonald's, not an individual franchise owner)
SPORTS
December 22, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
Taj Gibson might not be the Bulls' superstar, but the soft-spoken forward nevertheless offered up his fair share of highlight-reel-worthy moments in the team's postseason run last spring. Most spectacularly, he threw down a dunk practically on top of Miami's Dwyane Wade, a slam that put him into the headlines for days. But don't expect Gibson to brag about it. Instead, he throws the credit to C.J. Watson - who passed him the ball for the big dunk - puts his head down and continues to work.
NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Anthony Roberts and Nikki Lynette and For RedEye
The setup: It's the holiday season, prime time to introduce your significant other to your family, right? Right? YEP The holidays are all about togetherness. The people you choose to include in this special time can enhance the already festive feeling of the season. So if you've got a special person in your life, bring him or her to share in the Christmas festivities with the fam. It's not just about the present; it's about the future. If your family is as important to you as mine is to me, having your mate get along with them is crucial.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Between the gifts, the overeating and the family obligations, Christmas day can be hectic for anyone. But for Chicago sports fans, this year will be even more complicated. Thanks to scheduling bordering on a holiday miracle, both the Bulls and Bears will play major away games Sunday, with the Bulls making their post-lockout debut against the L.A. Lakers and the Bears meeting with the Packers. With both games scheduled to broadcast on national networks, many Chicago bars are opening their doors on the national holiday to accommodate fans who are opting for fandom over family time.
SPORTS
December 21, 2011
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye.   1. Bulls officially start this weekend. What's your season prediction? 2. Kobe Bryant could miss the Christmas Day game against the Bulls. Symbolism here? 3. Josh McCown is now the Bears starter. Give him some advice. 4. How is a full day of NFL action different on a Saturday than a Sunday? 5. What would you recommend WWE Superstars do while in town Monday?
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