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They appear to be marbled, speckled, dipped and dyed, with names like “Red Glitter” and “Jingle Bell Rock.” We visit a poinsettia farm and learn what it takes to cultivate the crop in time for the holidays.

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(Courtesy of One of a Kind Show)

Holiday markets, late-night shopping, jousting bouts and classic Christmas flicks usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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The Christmas season is the only time to see a rare Nativity scene that blends both spiritual and earthly pursuits. We go for a look.

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(Courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair)

Merry DIY markets, holiday music, furry friends, dream homes and festive trains usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago. 

Tis the Season

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The holiday season is upon us which means a rundown of winter planting and festive decor with Eliza Fournier from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Sony Pictures is the latest victim of a cyber hack and data breach. The FBI is warning more cyber attacks are coming. We look at what it means for your wallet and security.

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We take a look to see how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being celebrated across the city today. Read a blog and watch videos.

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Today, Illinois observed Casimir Pulaski Day. We look back at a 2011 story from Paris Schutz about the history behind this holiday that's unique to Illinois.

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Is Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho a Christmastime movie? A new book about watching movies offers new ways to think about classic films.

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Terry Savage

The post-holiday spending bills are hitting the mail and inboxes this week. We look at how to tame your overall finances in 2012.

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Alpana Singh

Check Please! Host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh joins us to talk about low-calorie holiday drinks, cost-effective champagne and hard ciders in Ask Alpana.