Monday, November 14, 2016


The Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch will host a holiday open house on November 30th. Guests can explore the lighted Topiary Park, see the Huntington holiday train in the main lobby, snack on cookies and listen to Christmas carols for free (including parking).
You can register online here.

The Gateway Film Center will feature a series of holiday films beginning December 1st. Check out their website for details. Films include:
Dec. 1 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Dec. 2 Die Hard (1988)
Dec. 3 Home Alone (1990)
Dec. 4 Holiday Inn (1942)
Dec. 6 A Christmas Carol (1951)
Dec. 8 Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) *in 35mm
Dec. 9 Scrooged (1988)
Dec. 11 Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Dec. 14 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) *in 35mm
Dec. 16 Gremlins (1984)
Dec. 20 The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) *in 35mm
Dec. 22 White Christmas (1954) *in 35mm
Dec. 22 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
Dec. 28 The Apartment (1960)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Today, the local radio station 93.3 began playing Christmas music.

Friday, November 4, 2016


Sunday, November 6th is the premiere of the new season of the Holiday Baking Championship on the Food Network. If you love baking as much as I do, you'll love seeing these talented and creative bakers make beautiful and delicious treats for the holidays. I always get ideas for new things to try from this show.

On a sadder note, Kay Starr has died at the age of 94. Starr is known for her country hits, but she is also someone I listen to every year at Christmastime. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With the Bag is one of my favorites, and her version of I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm is excellent too.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Now it is November!


SiriusXM has a holiday station up and running! Channel 17 is Holly, a contemporary Christmas station.
Beginning November 28th, Channel 785 will be Natividad, a Latin Christmas station.
On December 5th, Channel 18 will play Holiday Traditions featuring classics through the 60's and Channel 58 will be a Country Christmas station.
On December 13th, Channel 49 will play Holiday Soul.
December 23rd will kick off Radio Hanukkah on Channel 787.

The Hallmark channel has begun showing Christmas movies. A few new ones will be out soon.
November 5th 8 p.m. The Mistletoe Promise
November 12th 8 p.m. Every Christmas Has a Story
November 13th 8 p.m. Christmas Cookies
November 19th 8 p.m. My Christmas Dream
November 20th 8 p.m. A December Bride
November 23rd 8 p.m. Broadcasting Christmas
November 24th 8 p.m. Christmas in Homestead
November 25th 8 p.m. Christmas List
November 26th 8 p.m. A Heavenly Christmas
November 27th 8 p.m. Journey Back to Christmas

A new holiday movie Almost Christmas has showtimes beginning November 10th in theaters.

November 18th will begin the official holiday season at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. The tree will be lit in the evening and the mall will begin offering carriage rides ($10 per person 15 years and up; children ride free with an adult) and photos with Santa.
For more information visit