Finding the perfect Christmas trees (either cutting it down yourself or in a local tree lot or finding the right fake one at a big box store!). Standing on line for a visit with the perfect Santa Claus in the local mall. Going to see the Nutcracker at your local theater. Christmas concerts by your kids or professionals. Watching a “Charlie Brown Christmas” or “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer”.
Finding the dreidel and menorah and making sure you have fresh candles to celebrate the 8 nights of Hanukkah.
Digging out the kinara and giving it a place of honor to celebrate the 7 principles of Kwanzaa.
Battling the crowds at the mall to shop - or just doing it all online at Amazon and having it all delivered.
Gathering families together, and paying respect to ancestors and traditions.
The holiday trifecta happens all at the same time this year: Hanukkah on December 24, Christmas on the 25th, and Kwanzaa on the 26th.
Central to all three? The FOOD. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, it’s still a great time for wonderful food. Everyone’s planning, I’m sure. What’s cooking?