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Trip Report: Chicago for the Holidays


chicago-christmas-tree

Trip planning for this year’s winter break had been on hold. Things were uncertain in the RB household, at least for 2/3 of it. My daughter had been asking daily about a possible water park excursion or preferably a Chicago trip, but my son stated he was not going to feel like celebrating anything if he didn’t get into his school of choice.  RB wasn’t sure of vacation days to take and, more than anything, even a full year later, the memory of last year’s winter Chicago trip was still in the back of everyone’s mind.

Not that a good time wasn’t had by all in 2013. We had arrived in Chicago a year ago on the train, unhindered by steady snow squalls. For whatever reason, RB, who used to work in an industry where the weather was the first and greatest factor in how your day was going to go, and thus who of all people should know better, instead had blissfully regressed into a state of mind where the falling snow was nothing more than a beautiful sight. As the train pulled into Chicago’s Union Station, the rate of snowfall had accelerated rapidly and all the passengers who lined up in the taxi queue looked like snowmen.

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Episode 010: Daffy and Lebeau’s Christmas Spectacular


Christmas Episode Cover

Today, believe it or not, is Christmas Eve.  December just flew by, didn’t it?  Doesn’t it always?  I had hoped to have this episode posted back when we were still running the Christmas Movie Bracket Game.  But you know how things get leading up to the holidays.  If you don’t, well, they get crazy.  So after several delays, it is my pleasure to present Daffy and my Christmas episode in which we discus our favorite Christmas music, movies and TV specials.

I don’t know that I can do this episode justice.  It gets weird fast.  Hope you like it.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: The Winner!


Christmas Story

2014 has just flown by!  And December always seems to be the fastest month of the year.  It seems like only yesterday we were starting the Christmas Movie Bracket Game.  And now here we are at the end of the game and I am happy to announce the winner.  In a stunning upset, the winner of the Christmas Movie Bracket Game is…

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Finals: A Christmas Story Vs. It’s a Wonderful Life


Christmas Story Vs It's a Wonderful Life

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Muppet Christmas Carol Vs. A Christmas Story


Muppets Christmas Story

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Miracle on 34th Street Vs. It’s a Wonderful Life


Mircacle Wonderful

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Christmas Vacation Vs. A Christmas Story


Vacation Christmas Story

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: The Muppet Christmas Carol Vs. Gremlins


muppets gremlins

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: It’s a Wonderful Life Vs. Elf


Elf Its a Wonderful Life

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Miracle on 34th Street Vs. The Nightmare Before Christmas


Miracle Nightmare

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game which tied into the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin which will also tie into a very special Christmas episode of Lebeau’s Le Show.

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Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz: Christmas Edition *Results*


Quiz Santa

We have been celebrating Christmas all month here at Le Blog.  We’ve been running a daily bracket game to pick your favorite Christmas movie and we had a Christmas-themed pop culture quiz.  If all of this seems a little familiar, it’s because we did the same activities last month to promote the Chevy Chase episode of our podcast.  So it probably comes as no surprise when I tell you that this past weekend, Daffy Stardust and I recorded the next full episode of the podcast and it will have a Christmas theme.  HA!  You didn’t think I was getting all Christmasy for nothing, did you?

Anyway, it’s time to review the answers from last week’s quiz.  I will say it was a tough one.  Absolutely no one scored 100%.  The average score was 40%.  So if you got more than half right, you can definitely feel pretty good about yourself.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Home Alone Vs. A Christmas Story


Home Alone Christmas Story

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin.

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Christmas Movie Bracket Game: Love Actually vs. Christmas Vacation


Love Actually Christmas Vacation

Somehow it seems it is already December!  Where did 2014 go?  But the tree is up and we’re counting down to Christmas again.  Last month, we had a lot of fun with a Saturday Night Live bracket game.  So for December, we’re bringing the brackets back with a holiday spin.

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