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Just like Santa, the Christmas tree is an iconic part of the holiday shopping experience. The bigger, the brighter, the better. In this March Madness-style series, we're pitting the city's best Christmas trees in major shopping districts against each other and asking readers to vote which tree is the most glamorous.
[James Atkins Photography]
For the first round, we've chosen [left to right] the colorful tree outside of The John Hancock Building on North Michigan Ave, the white light-lit tree in Pioneer Court where Marilyn Monroe once stood, and the quite obviously "home grown" tree at Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza. Now, it's time to vote for the best.