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Christmas Music

2014 Concert Series

90.1 & 90.5

Kellie Pickler January 18 Celtic Crossroads February 22

IS IN THE AIR

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Steve Lippia’s Simply Swingin’ With Sinatra & Friends March 22

Beginning Thanksgiving Day thru Christmas We will be playing your favorite Christmas Music

24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK.

We know Christmas Music. To request your favorite Christmas song please.

Entertainment for the Coming Year!

Smokey Joe’s Cafe April 12

Call 252-308-0885

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CONTENTS Local businesses help make holiday gatherings festive

Page 3

How to go green when holiday shopping

Page 4

Dos and don’ts of holiday shopping

Page 9

Most popular Christmas songs

Page 10

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Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. Christmas music has been enjoyed for decades and certain compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland,” both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The newest popular song is “Wonderful Christmastime,” composed in 1979. Though personal preference often determines a holiday playlist, the following tunes are of the more popular Christmas songs: * “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” - Mel Torme, Robert Wells * “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie

* “Sleigh Ride” - Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish * “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” - Edward Pola, George Wyle * “Silver Bells” - Jay Livingston, Ray Evans * “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” - Johnny Marks * “Feliz Navidad” - Jose Feliciano * “Blue Christmas” - Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson * “Frosty the Snowman” - Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins * “A Holly Jolly Christmas” - Johnny Marks * “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” - Tommie Connor

* “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” - Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

* “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” - Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman

* “Winter Wonderland” - Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

* “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” - Meredith Willson

* “White Christmas” - Irving Berlin

* “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” - Bob Allen, Al Stillman

* “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” - Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne * “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Johnny Marks * “Jingle Bell Rock” - Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe * “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” - Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram * “Little Drummer Boy” - Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone

* “Carol of the Bells” - Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich * “Santa Baby” - Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer * “Wonderful Christmastime” - Paul McCartney “White Christmas” is the most covered Christmas song of all time. There are more than 500 versions in several different languages.

Local businesses help make holiday gatherings festive Time is in short supply during the holiday season. Between the shopping, cooking, baking and wrapping, there seems to be precious few hours to tackle anything else. Those who desire an oldfashioned, homemade holiday can still experience all of the seasonal magic by deferring some of the work to local businesses. DECORATING Much of the splendor of the holiday season comes directly from the intricately decorated houses and storefronts. Twinkling lights and garlands of fresh pine boughs can instantly transform any building. Decorating a home can take an entire day or more, but delegating the work to a decorating service will provide you with professionallooking results as well as free time to tackle other obligations. Decorators can work outdoors stringing lights and creating a winter wonderland in the fraction of the time it takes homeowners to decorate their homes. BAKING What would the holiday season be without the sweet treats and inviting smells of freshly baked goods? The cooler weather is an ideal time

to turn on the oven and whip up a batch of cookies or cakes with the aroma of pungent cinnamon and nutmeg. Others would prefer desserts that provide homemade flair without the effort. Local bakeries experience an upswing in business this time of year as shoppers flock to choose among the pastries, cookies and pies in display cases. Whether a dessert comes directly from your kitchen or that of a local confectionary shop, chances are guests will enjoy each delectable bite. If you have a custom-order dessert in mind, consult with the bakery well in advance to ensure your dessert will be available when hosting friends and family. CATERING Roasts and lavish tables are part of the holiday season, but so are the corporate parties and cocktail events that comprise a social season. Catering a party is an easy way to offer guests delicious food with minimal work. Local caterers can provide everything from sit-down dinners to buffet spreads. Some restaurants that do not normally cater events may offer special packages this time of year. Different customers are vying for the services of

caterers within a small window of time. Contract with a preferred caterer early on to guarantee you can benefit from their services. PARTIES Social calendars fill up come November and December. When hosting a gathering of coworkers, family or friends, choose local venues for social events so travel to and from the party is easier on guests. Parties can take place anywhere, including movie theaters, bowling alleys, wine stores, and indoor floral nurseries. GIFTING Shopping at local vendors often means more personalized service and a less stressful experience. Develop a rapport with a favorite shop owner so that he or she can alert you to private sales or put coveted items on the side. A specialty store may have that unique gift not easily found elsewhere, and shop owners may be able to special-order bulk gifts. Smaller retailers may also offer specialized services, such as gift-wrapping or personal shopping. Shopping locally can help holiday shoppers save time and support their communities.

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Most popular Christmas songs


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The color green is synonymous with the holiday season. But as holiday revelers deck their halls with green this season, they also can go green when shopping for loved ones. Many shoppers are concerned by their carbon footprints. In an effort to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle, such shoppers may look for ways to continue their holiday traditions, but do so in a way that’s more considerate of the environment. Though the holiday season is often associated with excess, holiday shoppers can still find eco-friendly ways to put smiles on their loved ones’ faces this year. * Purchase energy efficient products. The holiday season is a great time of year to find deals on major appliances, which may be on sale to make room for next year’s models. When shopping for appliances this holiday season, shoppers should look for energy efficient products that consume less energy without sacrificing performance. Since the institution of its ENERGYSTAR(R) program in 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has helped consumers invest in energy-efficient products that helped reduce air pollution and energy consumption. The program has since expanded into Canada as well. When purchasing appliances this holiday season, shoppers should look for ENERGY STAR qualified products, which can protect the environment and also save consumers money on utility bills. * Plan shopping trips in advance. The holiday season can be hectic, and as a result many holiday shoppers find themselves getting their holiday shopping done as time allows. But breaking up holiday shopping into several trips can increase fuel consumption and lead to

more time spent in traffic, where vehicle emissions can contribute to air pollution. Instead of getting your shopping done on several quick trips, plan a holiday shopping trip in advance, setting aside enough time to get as much shopping done as possible in a single trip. This can cut back on some of the stress of holiday shopping and benefit the environment at the same time.

* Set up a holiday shopping carpool. Many people carpool to and from work, and such a system can be employed when holiday shopping as well. Plan a shopping trip to the mall with neighbors or friends to cut back on your fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Sedan or coupe owners may want to limit their carpools to two people so there’s enough room in the car for gifts on the way home, while minivan or SUV owners should still have ample room for multiple passengers and their presents. Remove unnecessary cargo from the trunk or other storage areas before beginning your trip. * Create your own gifts. Worried about purchasing products with excessive packaging? Then try your hand at creating gifts instead of giving overpackaged store-bought items. Homemade gifts may be more well-received than another necktie or pair of slippers, and such gifts don’t have to be packaged at all. * Buy local. When shopping for the holiday, look for locally-produced products, whether it’s arts and crafts produced at a nearby store or organic foods purchased from a local farmer’s market. Locally produced products don’t need to be shipped to make it onto the shelves at local stores, making such products far more eco-friendly than mass-produced products shipped from factories far away. The holidays may not seem like an ecofriendly time of year, but shoppers can take steps to reduce their carbon footprints when shopping this holiday season.

Dos and don’ts of holiday shopping Thanks to sales featuring heavily discounted items, millions of people wait to start their holiday shopping until the season hits full swing. But in spite of such bargains, overextending budgets during the holiday season is too tempting for many shoppers to resist. However, shoppers need not risk financial peril if they shop smartly and heed some dos and don’ts of holiday shopping. * Do set a budget. Establish what you can afford to spend on gifts and other seasonal trimmings early on. The National Retail Federation estimates that the average consumer will spend around $700 come the holiday season. But not every person needs to be a big spender. The “buy now, pay later” mentality that credit cards offer lands many shoppers in trouble, a sticky situation many only notice once the first bill comes due. If you cannot afford to pay your entire credit card balance off once the bill arrives, you face steep interest charges that can quickly add up. Instead, pick a set spending limit and keep to it no matter how tempting it may seem to overspend with a credit card. * Don’t be fooled by false sales. Retailers understand that a good advertised deal lures shoppers into their stores. As a result, some retailers mark up the cost of certain items in order to slash the prices for holiday sales. Even if you are saving the assumed 50 to 60 percent, the final cost of the item still may be higher than normal. Comparison shop and do your research so you don’t fall victim to clever pricing. * Do schedule time for shopping. Hectic schedules sometimes result in last-minute shopping that leads to im-

pulse purchases. Schedule some distraction-free time for your holiday shopping so you’re less likely to rush into purchases before thinking them through. * Don’t double buy. Some shoppers use the holidays as an excuse to buy more for themselves than the people on their lists. While it’s tempting to treat yourself come the holiday season, this is a

great and quick way to deplete your budget. If you plan on using holiday deals to supplement your own wardrobe or household needs, reduce your spending the rest of the year and save money for year-end purchases. * Do collect coupons and look for purchasing incentives. Comparison shopping not only helps you get the best price, but also it can shed light on coupons, shipping discounts and other incentives that lower the overall cost of products. Search online for Web sites that publish coupons and codes for online discounts, including free shipping. Join a store’s marketing list and receive emails with deals sent directly to your inbox. * Don’t be afraid to delay some purchases if need be. If hosting a postholiday gathering where gifts will be exchanged, it’s perfectly acceptable to delay buying those gifts until after Christmas or Chanukah, when many items can be found at even lower prices. Many stores reduce prices on merchandise come December 26, so you can wait until after the holidays to shop for items that will be exchanged with distant friends and relatives. This enables you to save more money and use any received gift cards toward shopping. * Do keep a level head. Some people forget the true meaning of the season is spending time with loved ones. Getting swept away by shopping and worrying about deadlines can make the season less enjoyable. Don’t allow the stress of holiday shopping to compromise an otherwise joyous time of year.

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How to go green when holiday shopping


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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Priced Right Furniture

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FREE Custom Gift Wrapping! Just arrived Lots of new accessories, colorful sweaters, cozy scarves, gloves and jewelry!

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December Hours: M-T-Th-F 10am-5:30pm Wed 10am-2pm | Sat 10am-4pm

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Gifts for Christmas


Gorgeous Decorations and

HARDING & GRIZZARD, LLC

Local News Local News in print and on-line for one low price.

Decorate

Give a one year gift subscription and GET ONE FREE!!!

your home with beautiful flowers, centerpieces, and wreaths both live and silk

y

1021 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC

252.533.2993

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In House

John C. Daniels, Owner

600 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. • Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 537-4193

Everything

Computerized Engraving Custom Jewelry Repair while you wait by appointment Watch batteries and more!!!

Platinum, Gold and Silver

CLOSEOUT

(252) 537-2505 www.rrdailyherald.com

Jewelry & Gifts

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THE

SALE!!!

Loyd & Jane Hasty - Owners 109 W. 10th Street • Roanoke Rapids, NC • 252-673-8912

121 Whitfield St. • Enfield, NC 252-445- 5332 Hours: Thurs-Fri 9-5 • Sat. 9-1

UNIFORM SHOP

Winter 2013 Color Collection 4 piece Gift with Purchase! Gift Sets & Gift Certificates!

1025 Roanoke Ave. • Roanoke Rapids, NC Hours: 10 a.m. -5:30 p.m. M-F

Now Available!

Mears Jewelry, ETC. ETC. XNLV122438

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ENTIRE STORE 50% OFF!! SELECT ITEMS 75% OFF!!

Free Jewelry Cleaning Walk-ins welcome

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• Steam Facials & Makeovers • Brow Waxing & Spa Service • Prom & Bridal Consultations XNLV122428

50% OFF

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Select Group ORNAMENTS of Christmas

r Stop B

Christmas Bows - Wreaths Cemetery Saddles Table Centerpieces

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Gifts for Christmas


Party Supplies & Parade Candy! (Smoked or Country Cured)

Country Hams through 12/31/13

• Full Line of Paper Products & Janitoral Supplies

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Priced Right Furniture

418 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC

in Monogram Co Purse $5.99

NO MEMBERSHI P REQUIRED!

We Accept SNAP/EBT

40-70% OFF

Normal Retail Prices!!

Antique Mall, Art & Craft Gallery DESIGNER OUTLETS

FREE Custom Gift Wrapping! Just arrived Lots of new accessories, colorful sweaters, cozy scarves, gloves and jewelry!

XNLV123362

50

% OFF frames

50% off all in-stock frames with the purchase of lenses

Buy any regular priced Jean, get a

2ND PAIR

1/2 OFF! Excludes Slimsation.

252.536.3100

200 Mill Street, Weldon, NC 27890 www.RiversideMill.net

106 Long Circle, Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-537-6101

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Use Your Flex Spending Dollars Now!

Most insurance plans accepted, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, CIGNA Healthcare, Spectara and Superior Vision. We are VSP network doctors. Let our insurance specialist file your claim, helping maximize your insurance benefits.

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December Hours: M-T-Th-F 10am-5:30pm Wed 10am-2pm | Sat 10am-4pm

107 Smith Church Rd. Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-537-7010

Hundreds of styles to choose from including fashion and designer lines. Offer may not be combined with insurance benefits, coupons, discounts or any other offer. Other restrictions may apply. Offer expires 12/31/13

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252-537-3041

923 Roanoke Ave Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 533-9999

Gift

CHRISTMAS DECOR and CHRISTMAS TREES

9

$ 99

or Less

1 / Price

Holiday to you

AREA’S MOST UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

1022 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC

Shoe Shop

All Coir Mats & Frames Buy 1 1 & Get 1 2

Our

RIVERSIDE MILL

...AND DON’T FORGET OUR $20 & UNDER TABLE!

American

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Unique Christmas Gifts for the special ladies on your list!

50

All Christmas OFF Ornaments

%

All Stocking Stuffers

We accept Major Credit & Debit Cards, EBT, & Local Checks Hours: M-F 7:30am-6pm and Sat 8:30am-5pm

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Canvas Gallery OFF Wraps 8x10-20x30

• Restaurant, Catering, & Food Service Supplies

Phone: (252)537-9100

Discount Pharmacies

%

• Large Canned Vegetables

er Energiz ial tr s u d In es) s (All Siz Batterie through 10% off 31 12/31/

for men, women & kids- In Stock!

20

25% OFF

• Bulk Freezer & Refrigerated Section

10% OFF

at

CARHARTT

• Summer Harvest Fresh Frozen #20 Fruits & Vegetables

Affordable, quality furniture by

The Right place for the Right Price!

And More!

• Country Hams

Men’s Keycha ins $5.99

Personalized Christmas Cards as Low as

9

$ 99

139 Elams Rd. Littleton, NC Near Food Lion 252-586-3836

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The color green is synonymous with the holiday season. But as holiday revelers deck their halls with green this season, they also can go green when shopping for loved ones. Many shoppers are concerned by their carbon footprints. In an effort to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle, such shoppers may look for ways to continue their holiday traditions, but do so in a way that’s more considerate of the environment. Though the holiday season is often associated with excess, holiday shoppers can still find eco-friendly ways to put smiles on their loved ones’ faces this year. * Purchase energy efficient products. The holiday season is a great time of year to find deals on major appliances, which may be on sale to make room for next year’s models. When shopping for appliances this holiday season, shoppers should look for energy efficient products that consume less energy without sacrificing performance. Since the institution of its ENERGYSTAR(R) program in 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has helped consumers invest in energy-efficient products that helped reduce air pollution and energy consumption. The program has since expanded into Canada as well. When purchasing appliances this holiday season, shoppers should look for ENERGY STAR qualified products, which can protect the environment and also save consumers money on utility bills. * Plan shopping trips in advance. The holiday season can be hectic, and as a result many holiday shoppers find themselves getting their holiday shopping done as time allows. But breaking up holiday shopping into several trips can increase fuel consumption and lead to

more time spent in traffic, where vehicle emissions can contribute to air pollution. Instead of getting your shopping done on several quick trips, plan a holiday shopping trip in advance, setting aside enough time to get as much shopping done as possible in a single trip. This can cut back on some of the stress of holiday shopping and benefit the environment at the same time.

* Set up a holiday shopping carpool. Many people carpool to and from work, and such a system can be employed when holiday shopping as well. Plan a shopping trip to the mall with neighbors or friends to cut back on your fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. Sedan or coupe owners may want to limit their carpools to two people so there’s enough room in the car for gifts on the way home, while minivan or SUV owners should still have ample room for multiple passengers and their presents. Remove unnecessary cargo from the trunk or other storage areas before beginning your trip. * Create your own gifts. Worried about purchasing products with excessive packaging? Then try your hand at creating gifts instead of giving overpackaged store-bought items. Homemade gifts may be more well-received than another necktie or pair of slippers, and such gifts don’t have to be packaged at all. * Buy local. When shopping for the holiday, look for locally-produced products, whether it’s arts and crafts produced at a nearby store or organic foods purchased from a local farmer’s market. Locally produced products don’t need to be shipped to make it onto the shelves at local stores, making such products far more eco-friendly than mass-produced products shipped from factories far away. The holidays may not seem like an ecofriendly time of year, but shoppers can take steps to reduce their carbon footprints when shopping this holiday season.

Dos and don’ts of holiday shopping Thanks to sales featuring heavily discounted items, millions of people wait to start their holiday shopping until the season hits full swing. But in spite of such bargains, overextending budgets during the holiday season is too tempting for many shoppers to resist. However, shoppers need not risk financial peril if they shop smartly and heed some dos and don’ts of holiday shopping. * Do set a budget. Establish what you can afford to spend on gifts and other seasonal trimmings early on. The National Retail Federation estimates that the average consumer will spend around $700 come the holiday season. But not every person needs to be a big spender. The “buy now, pay later” mentality that credit cards offer lands many shoppers in trouble, a sticky situation many only notice once the first bill comes due. If you cannot afford to pay your entire credit card balance off once the bill arrives, you face steep interest charges that can quickly add up. Instead, pick a set spending limit and keep to it no matter how tempting it may seem to overspend with a credit card. * Don’t be fooled by false sales. Retailers understand that a good advertised deal lures shoppers into their stores. As a result, some retailers mark up the cost of certain items in order to slash the prices for holiday sales. Even if you are saving the assumed 50 to 60 percent, the final cost of the item still may be higher than normal. Comparison shop and do your research so you don’t fall victim to clever pricing. * Do schedule time for shopping. Hectic schedules sometimes result in last-minute shopping that leads to im-

pulse purchases. Schedule some distraction-free time for your holiday shopping so you’re less likely to rush into purchases before thinking them through. * Don’t double buy. Some shoppers use the holidays as an excuse to buy more for themselves than the people on their lists. While it’s tempting to treat yourself come the holiday season, this is a

great and quick way to deplete your budget. If you plan on using holiday deals to supplement your own wardrobe or household needs, reduce your spending the rest of the year and save money for year-end purchases. * Do collect coupons and look for purchasing incentives. Comparison shopping not only helps you get the best price, but also it can shed light on coupons, shipping discounts and other incentives that lower the overall cost of products. Search online for Web sites that publish coupons and codes for online discounts, including free shipping. Join a store’s marketing list and receive emails with deals sent directly to your inbox. * Don’t be afraid to delay some purchases if need be. If hosting a postholiday gathering where gifts will be exchanged, it’s perfectly acceptable to delay buying those gifts until after Christmas or Chanukah, when many items can be found at even lower prices. Many stores reduce prices on merchandise come December 26, so you can wait until after the holidays to shop for items that will be exchanged with distant friends and relatives. This enables you to save more money and use any received gift cards toward shopping. * Do keep a level head. Some people forget the true meaning of the season is spending time with loved ones. Getting swept away by shopping and worrying about deadlines can make the season less enjoyable. Don’t allow the stress of holiday shopping to compromise an otherwise joyous time of year.

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How to go green when holiday shopping


Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. Christmas music has been enjoyed for decades and certain compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Winter Wonderland,” both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The newest popular song is “Wonderful Christmastime,” composed in 1979. Though personal preference often determines a holiday playlist, the following tunes are of the more popular Christmas songs: * “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” - Mel Torme, Robert Wells * “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie

* “Sleigh Ride” - Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish * “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” - Edward Pola, George Wyle * “Silver Bells” - Jay Livingston, Ray Evans * “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” - Johnny Marks * “Feliz Navidad” - Jose Feliciano * “Blue Christmas” - Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson * “Frosty the Snowman” - Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins * “A Holly Jolly Christmas” - Johnny Marks * “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” - Tommie Connor

* “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” - Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

* “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” - Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman

* “Winter Wonderland” - Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

* “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” - Meredith Willson

* “White Christmas” - Irving Berlin

* “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” - Bob Allen, Al Stillman

* “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” - Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne * “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” Johnny Marks * “Jingle Bell Rock” - Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe * “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” - Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram * “Little Drummer Boy” - Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone

* “Carol of the Bells” - Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich * “Santa Baby” - Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer * “Wonderful Christmastime” - Paul McCartney “White Christmas” is the most covered Christmas song of all time. There are more than 500 versions in several different languages.

Local businesses help make holiday gatherings festive Time is in short supply during the holiday season. Between the shopping, cooking, baking and wrapping, there seems to be precious few hours to tackle anything else. Those who desire an oldfashioned, homemade holiday can still experience all of the seasonal magic by deferring some of the work to local businesses. DECORATING Much of the splendor of the holiday season comes directly from the intricately decorated houses and storefronts. Twinkling lights and garlands of fresh pine boughs can instantly transform any building. Decorating a home can take an entire day or more, but delegating the work to a decorating service will provide you with professionallooking results as well as free time to tackle other obligations. Decorators can work outdoors stringing lights and creating a winter wonderland in the fraction of the time it takes homeowners to decorate their homes. BAKING What would the holiday season be without the sweet treats and inviting smells of freshly baked goods? The cooler weather is an ideal time

to turn on the oven and whip up a batch of cookies or cakes with the aroma of pungent cinnamon and nutmeg. Others would prefer desserts that provide homemade flair without the effort. Local bakeries experience an upswing in business this time of year as shoppers flock to choose among the pastries, cookies and pies in display cases. Whether a dessert comes directly from your kitchen or that of a local confectionary shop, chances are guests will enjoy each delectable bite. If you have a custom-order dessert in mind, consult with the bakery well in advance to ensure your dessert will be available when hosting friends and family. CATERING Roasts and lavish tables are part of the holiday season, but so are the corporate parties and cocktail events that comprise a social season. Catering a party is an easy way to offer guests delicious food with minimal work. Local caterers can provide everything from sit-down dinners to buffet spreads. Some restaurants that do not normally cater events may offer special packages this time of year. Different customers are vying for the services of

caterers within a small window of time. Contract with a preferred caterer early on to guarantee you can benefit from their services. PARTIES Social calendars fill up come November and December. When hosting a gathering of coworkers, family or friends, choose local venues for social events so travel to and from the party is easier on guests. Parties can take place anywhere, including movie theaters, bowling alleys, wine stores, and indoor floral nurseries. GIFTING Shopping at local vendors often means more personalized service and a less stressful experience. Develop a rapport with a favorite shop owner so that he or she can alert you to private sales or put coveted items on the side. A specialty store may have that unique gift not easily found elsewhere, and shop owners may be able to special-order bulk gifts. Smaller retailers may also offer specialized services, such as gift-wrapping or personal shopping. Shopping locally can help holiday shoppers save time and support their communities.

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