REINDEER EXPERIENCE TOUR
What: See real-life Alaskan reindeer. Reindeer tour tickets will not be sold after 4:30 p.m.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 26-28.
Where: Hardy's Reindeer Ranch and Christmas Tree Farm, 1356 County Road 2900 N, Rantoul.
Between the nostalgia and lack of anything but reruns on television right now, there's many good reasons to cue up your favorite holiday movies. Our PAUL WOOD went to the local experts — filmmakers, movie critics, a couple of men of the cloth and a comedian — to see what they liked and came up with a last-minute look at the movies we'll be watching.
Selected events at local libraries
Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.
At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, kids 2 to 5 can enjoy stories, songs and rhymes at Goodnight Storytime. Little ones can wear their pajamas.
Ten years ago, in a galaxy far, far away ...
There was a kid named Ryan who carried a notebook around east Urbana and spent his evenings writing in clear view of the front window at The Office Bar and Grill.
Last month, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art presented "The Ventriloquists Convention," conceived and directed by Gisele Vienne, with text by Dennis Cooper and acted by the Puppentheater Halle. The play dealt with notions of performance vs. reality, death, identity and personal demons.
Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"
Email your guess of a character who resides in the featured home to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.
Having a blue Christmas? Here's some stocking stuffers sure to put some ho, ho, ho in your holiday.
Faced with the daunting task of resurrecting "Star Wars" for the big screen, director J.J. Abrams takes the same approach he did when helming the "Star Trek" reboot — recycle the past, give fans exactly what they want and do so with a subtle wink that lets us know we're all in on the joke.