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Article updated: 12/4/2012 2:59 PM

70 degrees makes it tough to muster up Christmas spirit

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Monica Utyro of Arlington Heights works on her Christmas arrangement in short sleeves on an unseasonably warm December this week. The temperature in front Utyro's home on Vail Avenue was 67 degrees.

Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

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This week's warm temperatures are making it tough to get into the Christmas spirit. The 70-degree warmth prompted people to venture out in shorts and shirt sleeves instead of coats and hats -- and makes it a bit easier to get those holiday lights up.
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