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5 Things You Need to Know Today — Dec. 23, 2012

It's almost Christmas! Here's what is going on today in Plymouth and Canton.

Trivia: Which recording device does Kevin McAllister use to his advantage in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" in one of the more obvious examples of product placement? 

Yesterday's trivia answer: The McAllisters visited Miami, FL, while their son, Kevin, ended up in New York City.

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 Hollywood Christmas. You can find links to the previous editions on today's playlist. 

4. Catch 'The Polar Express' today at Penn Theatre

The Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth rounds out its holiday classic film series this week with screenings of The Polar Express today at 5 and 7 p.m. All seats are $3 (cash only). 

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2. Visit Santa Claus today in Kellogg Park!

Santa Claus is coming to town! And not just on Christmas Eve. You can catch Jolly St. Nick today in Kellogg Park from noon-4 p.m. Photos are available for $6.

1. Headed out of town for the holidays? Check gas prices, traffic

If you're heading out of town and looking for inexpensive fuel and want to avoid traffic congestion, check our "Commute" page for current gas prices and live traffic maps.

Kristofer T Dusbiber December 23, 2012 at 02:00 PM
The Talkboy was a portable variable speed cassette player and recorder manufactured by Tiger Electronics (now owned by Hasbro) in the early 1990s. Much like other Tiger Electronics devices of the era, this device was primarily marketed to children and teens. The Talkboy was originally conceived as a non-working prop for the 1992 movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, used by Macaulay Culkin's character. In 1993 it was made into a retail version, brought on by a massive letter-writing campaign by young fans of the film. The product capitalized on the success of the film's VHS release. Sales were largely driven by this movie tie-in.

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