Two years ago, I shared my list of favorite Christmas movies I enjoy each year. Of course, I mentioned many that a lot of you love as well. What I didn't share were several titles most of you would never classify as Christmas films, but guess what? I do. By the time I'm done here, I'm sure you'll be certain I've lost my handle on what is and what isn't Christmas material.I'll ease into my list of five with one some of you might be able to connect with.
The seventh-annual Tree Lighting at the Community Center is also going to be a send-off to our own hometown Rosemount High School Marching Band as they prepare to leave for New York and the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade days later. This year's event promises to be even more fun than normal.The night begins outside.
I've never really shared with you the process of how our three books came to be nor have you been given insight into various pages from the three books. I thought perhaps this would be an appropriate time to do so.In my first year of writing this column, I wanted to give readers a Christmas present — something different from what I had been writing, so I borrowed a holiday favorite and used it to tell a new story regarding the Rosemount community. 'Twas The Night Before Christmas In Rosemount."
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Selecting a term
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