I’m giving the commentary a rest, primarily because I would hope that the majority of you have better things to do Thursday than sit at your computer reading things on the Internet.
So shut down that blasted machine and go do something enjoyable in the real world to celebrate Christmas, the fifth sundown of Hanukkah or the Day before Kwanzaa.
BUT BEFORE YOU go, here’s an animated moment from the past that many older generations will remember from television (remember “Ray Rayner and Friends?”) around the Christmas holiday season. Now if by chance you would have preferred to have seen "Suzy Snowflake" or "Frosty the Snowman," or are the snot-nosed type who thinks the crudity of the antique animation takes away from its charm, I have to say, “I don't want to hear it.”
But if you’re the type who can appreciate how State Street just isn’t the same as it used to be back in the day when Marshall Fields’ had uniquely decorated holiday windows (or can actually remember what "Santa's Village" was), feel free to post comments on whatever thoughts you may have of Chicago Christmases of years past.