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Liam Payne Says ‘Drama’ Went Down While Recording ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

While Band Aid 30's recording of 'Do They Know It's Christmas' looked like one big party, Liam Payne revealed that some "drama" went down.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

Avenue of Lights Opens Thanksgiving Night

The Annual Avenue of Lights opens Thanksgiving night with over 100 lighted displays in Moorman and Wavering Parks in Quincy. This year’s Avenue of Lights is the biggest, brightest and most animated yet with more than 350 separate pieces and over 15 miles of lights!

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Shottenkirk’s Bikes for Tikes Campaign Underway

Shottenkirk Chevrolet & Shottenkirk Kia of Quincy has announced that the Bikes for Tikes Campaign will return for its 3rd year this December. In the course of the first two years, over 350 bicycles were repaired and recycled, and then distributed to area families in need through the Salvation Army’s Toy Town campaign.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Illinois Attorney General Releases Holiday Safe Shopping Guide

Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year to help Illinois families ensure their home is a safe for the holidays.

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Rankin Bass
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Rudolph, Frosty, and Santa – Interesting Facts About Classic Holiday TV Specials

There's a good chance you'll catch 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,' 'Frosty the Snowman,' or 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' on TV during the holiday season. Viewers have been watching these specials on television for decades. Many adults make it a holiday tradition to watch these shows, which they remember from their own childhoods, with their own children and grandchildren. Some adults even watch them without children and grandchildren!

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2014′s Most Popular Gift Cards

Christmas is coming, and it's probably safe to say that most Christmas shoppers have at least one  person is are hard to buy gifts for. Some of us have several people in that category. More and more shoppers are giving gift cards instead of actual presents. In fact, 62% of shoppers, according to CardHub, are expected to request at least one gift card during the holidays. What are the most popular gift cards shoppers are buying? A list of the top gift cards for the 2014 holiday season has been released. Here are the Top 10.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Saturday is the Last Day for Salvation Army Food Basket and Toy Town Sign Ups

The Salvation Army began taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday of this week. The last chance to apply will be this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Worship Theater of the Kroc Center.

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Mark Nolan, Getty Images

Tickets for QHS Vespers 2014 on December 14 Are On Sale Now

Quincy Senior High School will be presenting "Vespers 2014" at the Quincy Senior High Theatre on Sunday, December 14. There will be two shows, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

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Gary Gershoff, Getty Images

Here’s Your List of Upcoming TV Holiday Classic Broadcasts

Television in years past always left the 7 p.m. central time slot open for family programming. Over the years that has gone away. Fortunately, the major networks continue to air some classic holiday programs for families to view during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With that in mind, here is a list of the broadcast information for upcoming classic family holiday shows.

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Christmas Shopping Statistics Just Might Surprise You

The holiday shopping season "officially" begins on Black Friday, but plenty of people get started early. In fact, I know some people that buy Christmas gifts all year around, which means that they end up with a pretty stress-free December. (I wish I could plan ahead like that!) The results of a new holiday shopping survey have been released by online marketplace Rakuten, and I thought the results were somewhat surprising. 

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