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‘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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Michael Smith, Getty Images
Michael Smith, Getty Images

Christmas Songs Can be Good and Christmas Songs Can be Bad – What is Your Favorite Christmas Song?

Our sister station, WLIQ-AM (1530 on the AM dial), has been playing continuous Christmas music since Thanksgiving Day and it is on my radio in my office all day long. In listening, I have my favorites and then there are others I really don't like at all.

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Alex Wong,Getty Images
Alex Wong,Getty Images

Frosty the Snowman on CBS TV Tonight at 7pm

Another one of those all time classic Christmas TV programs will air tonight on CBS-television (KHQA-TV locally) as they broadcast "Frosty the Snowman".  

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Wreath
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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
Where can you cut down your own Christmas tree?
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Where Can You Find Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees Near Quincy, IL?

A fun holiday tradition many families look forward to each year is going out to a farm to choose and cut their own Christmas trees. Most farms that provide choose-and-cut Christmas trees have traditionally offered a hayride, hot chocolate and cookies for their customers, which makes the experience even more special, but it seems like it is getting harder and harder to find these types of places. 

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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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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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Tinsel And Christmas Decoration Producer Festive Productions

The Economics of Christmas — How Much Americans Spend on Presents, Cards, Travel and More

Christmas means toys, food, holiday cards, laughter, singing, family squabbles and lot of sweets stuffed inside your belly. The festive season also means a ton of money will be spent on those near and dear to us—and with so many sales going on, maybe just a bit on yourself as well.

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Category: Articles, Christmas
(Images via MGM, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox)
(Images via MGM, Warner Bros, and 20th Century Fox)

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Some Of Your Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas films like A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation go right along with mistletoe, carols, and cookies as staples of the holiday season.  And in celebration of the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 bits of trivia you may not know about some of your favorite Christmas movies.

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Category: Christmas, Movies
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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