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Wednesday, December 3
You'd need several pairs of snuggly, crocheted gloves to have enough fingers to count the number of times you've heard that Christmas story. You know, the one about the creatures stirring and a bowl full of jelly. Here's a newer one with a warning for those nonbelievers: You suck, so there. In The Polar Express, kids board a steam train bound for the North Pole on Christmas Eve to see Santa Claus before he departs to distribute presents. A boy is chosen to receive the first gift, and he picks a bell from a reindeer's saddle, only to lose it on the ride home. The next morning the bell is under the tree, wrapped and accompanied by a note from Santa himself. But only those who believe in Santa can hear the bell's tinkle; everyone else just thinks it's broken. Hear The Polar Express during story time at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Park, 7700 W. Northwest Highway. Call 214-739-3643.

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