5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 20, 2012

Today is the last day before the supposed end of the world, so here are some ways to enjoy today.

Trivia: How many different roles did Tom Hanks perform in "The Polar Express"?

Bonus: Where does The Polar Express take place? (The film eventually ends up at the North Pole, but where does it begin?)

Yesterday's trivia answer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," performed by Judy Garland, made its debut in the film "Meet Me in St. Louis."

5. Listen to Christmas music on Plymouth-Canton Patch

The sounds of the season are in the air, so why not add to it with some Christmas music? Check out our daily series of holiday-themed playlists. Today's edition is Pop Christmas. The past two days we've featured Alternative Christmas and Classic Rock Christmas. We've even included a virtual fireplace for effect.

4. Catch Christmas films this week at Penn Theatre

The Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth rounds out its holiday classic film series this week with a screening tonight of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (at 7 p.m.) and screening of The Polar Express on the following days and times:

  • Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 and 7 p.m.

All seats are $3 (cash only). 

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2. Save on your holiday shopping!

Having trouble staying within budget for holiday gifts? Read about five ways to save on your shopping.

1. Looking for a job? You've come to the right place

If you're looking for work, you might be in luck. We've compiled a list of businesses hiring in the area today as part of our weekly job listings feature. Check here for the latest listings, or check the job listings in our classifieds.

Tom Dusbiber December 20, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Tom Hanks performed 6 different rolls in "The Polar Express." The movie starts from Grand Rapids Michigan.
Ocelot Madness December 20, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Pretty big news story came out about the fire issue in the Township. A little surprised it hasn't been covered here yet, but in case you missed it... http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20121220/NEWS15/212200589/Appeals-court-backs-township-tax-assessment-wording?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Plymouth|s


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