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Elf on the Shelf float in parade
Kena Betancur/Getty Images

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf—whether you find him cute, annoying or somewhere in between, he's everywhere these days, making the holiday season even more complicated for parents. We did a little investigating on this elusive creature that has become a phenomenon, and discovered a few things we didn't expect.

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Category: Articles, Christmas
Music Marshmallows and Mistletoe
Music, Marshmallows and Mistletoe

Music, Marshmallows and Mistletoe – Holiday Event in Hannibal Scheduled on Saturday

Saturday will be a busy day in downtown Hannibal. In addition to the monthly Second Saturday Gallery Walk, several holiday-themed events are being planned during Hannibal's Hometown Christmas, including the second annual Music, Marshmallows and Mistletoe event from Hannibal Parks and Recreation. 

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Quim Llenas, Getty Images
Quim Llenas, Getty Images

‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ at Quincy Community Theatre

Quincy Community Theatre and Kaiser Dancer Theatre have added an additional performance on Saturday, December 21 at 2 p.m. to the sold-out run of 'The Nutcracker Ballet.' 

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home alone cast
20th Century Fox

Whatever Happened to the Kids From ‘Home Alone’?

We've kept track of all of the 'Home Alone' actors who played the McCallister youngsters, and you can learn about what they are up to below.

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Category: Christmas, Photos
Child receives bicycle from Santa
Brandon Wade, Getty Images

‘Bikes for Tikes’ Repairs Used Bicycles and Gives Them to Children in Need at Christmas

How many of us have asked for a bicycle for Christmas? Pretty much everyone, right?Here's a terrific idea. A program called "Bikes for Tikes" is accepting donations of used bicycles, repairing them, and then donating the bikes to The Salvation Army. 

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Wreath
Zoonar

World’s Most Expensive Christmas Wreath Will Only Set You Back $4.6 Million

Forget about bells – you’ll need to jingle a lot of change to afford this festive Christmas decoration.

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Category: Christmas, News
Y101/KICK-FM Lobby, Jeff Dorsey
Y101/KICK-FM Lobby, Jeff Dorsey

Load the Lobby Campaign Ends December 13

Our Load the Lobby campaign will end on December 13. Help us fill up the entire lobby of Y101 and KICK-FM with new or good used toys and books that your children are no longer using.  

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Category: Christmas
Matthew Lloyd, Getty Images
Matthew Lloyd, Getty Images

Douglass Community Services is Collecting Toys for Hannibal Area Children

We are in full giving mode, and many charitable organizations helping the needy. It is what Christmas is all about.

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Ornament

Alzheimer’s Association Selling a 2013 Hand Blown Ornament

The Quincy Area Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association is selling the 2013 seventh-in-the-series hand blown holiday ornament by regional artist Hiram Toraason during the holiday season. The limited-edition 5-inch ornament is especially designed for the Central Illinois Chapter with shades of bright purple, snowy white, with just a touch of blue.

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Category: Christmas, Local News
Swans
iStock

How Much Do the Items in ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ Actually Cost?

The cost of Christmas is going up.

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Category: Christmas, News

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