Time for cheer
I don’t mind the early decorations, or the commerce that at least partially inspires it. I’ve even bought a few gifts already, which is ambitious for me. This year has been divisive, both nationally and in Irvine, and I’m ready for a break. So bring on the giving of thanks, the first candle of the festival of lights, the tidings of comfort and joy, and the auld lang syne.
I look forward to second helpings of turkey and a third glass of wine; to a bustling Spectrum Center filled with holiday shoppers on a Sunday afternoon; to Nutcracker performances; and to snow at City Hall for Winter Wonderland. We at ICN can’t wait for menorah lighting and hanging stockings with care. New Year’s Eve will find me snug in my bed well before midnight, ready for a long winter’s nap.
Irvine citizens celebrate a variety of faiths and family traditions. Whatever you and yours celebrate, we hope you have a wonderful month. Chag Urim Sameach, Merry Christmas, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays. We’ll be back in January with a look back at the year that was, and a look forward to 2018.