January 5, on PBS!
The show that can be so gut-busting and heartbreaking and yet so endearing will begin it's 4th season with words of advice for our heroine Mary, who has not only suffered the death of her beloved but is blessed with the miraculous life of their son! Take a look:
No idea what plot twists and turns are in store for us this go around and I'm doing my best not to have any surprises spoiled for me this time! ;)
Fans are obviously connected to this show because of the characters that are so easy to love, or in some cases, hate. Who are your favorites? What do you hope happens this season?
There is no doubt the Holiday Season is here! For some real family fun, take a break from all the shopping and get out to the many great Christmastime events in our town!
Devon's Downtown in December is happening now through Jan 1 and features the Devin Ice Rink at the Myriad Gardens, among other fun festivities.
Devon's Saturday's with Santa is where kids can drop by the Devon Rotunda with their parents and literally share their hearts desires with Santa in person. Bring your camera too, because pictures are free during this darling event!
Snow or no snow, get ready for Chesapeake Snow Tubing at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark! We did this with the kids last year and it was such a ball! They even have a second smaller slide for the littler ones!
Thursday through Sunday evenings in December, all ages can take a free Water Taxi Ride through the beautifully decorated Bricktown Canal!
Oh and Free Movie Monday are where you can catch free weekly screenings at the Harkins Theater in Bricktown. Just go online to request your tickets in advance.
For something of a musical classic, you can check out "It's A Wonderful Life - The Musical" going on now through December 15th at Sooner Theater. A true family classic!
Or how about something a bit more traditional even? "A Territorial Christmas Carol" is on through December 22 at the Pollard Theater in Guthrie. You just have to see how lovely Downtown, Guthrie looks at Christmastime too!
You can really "deck the hall" at Civic Center Music Hall December 5-7 with their "Christmas Show" with the OKC Philharmonic! It is a singing, dancing extravaganza with a full cast, including Santa himself!
Edmond's Tree Lighting and Parade Of Lights is Dec 7th in Downtown Edmond! Talk about an event Jolly Ol St. Nick is even proud of.... Do not miss this incredible family event! Edmond even tips its preverbal Santa hat to our wounded veterans, who fill the honorable post of parade marshal!
My family LOVES Edmond's Outdoor Ice Skating arena at the Festival Market place on 1st street in Edmond. There's free parking and concessions so you can make an afternoon of it. It's on till Jan 5th too, so lots of time to enjoy!
Holidays at home is at UCO Jazz Lab Dec 5-8, 12-14. Which I understand is always fabulous and ridiculously fun.
Then there is the Cowboy Christmas Parade in Stockyards City, on Dec 7. And "Home For The Holidays" Dec 5-8 at OCU's Kirkpatrick Auditorium.
Canterbury Christmas is a spectacular choral event with age-old classics and this year will also feature the voices of the Canterbury Youth Choruses too!
If you are like my daughter and me, you love the Nutcracker during this season. We love OKC Philharmonic's annual holiday tradition at the Civic Center, this year, Dec 13-22. It also makes a great "daddy / daughter date."
That's not the only presentation of the Nutcracker this year either... The Normal Ballet Company is doing theirs Dec 1.There is a "Hip Hop Nutcracker" Dec 6-7 at Bishop McGuinness High School. And also The Oklahoma Community Orchestra has a performance in Yukon at the Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium, Dec 7-8.
Who's in for a Gingerbread House Contest? Dec 14, the Edmond Historical Society is hosting this tasty construction project!
Hey remember Michael Martin Murphy? Well he will once again host the Cowboy Christmas Ball at The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum December 20th, for an evening of food and dancing.
And who doesn't enjoy Ebenezer Scrooge's lively Christmas transformation? The Lyric is presenting "A Christmas Carol" through Dec 28, at the Plaza Theater.
You cannot forget Chickasha's annual lighted extravaganza with their Festival of Lights, that goes on through Dec 31st. It is a treat for all ages with the incredible outpouring of community spirit!
Finally, we ring it all in together at "Opening Night" December 31st in Downtown, OKC! A celebration of this year, leading into a grand beginning to 2014, with all the merriment and memories and something that suits EVERY possible taste!
I am confident there are EVEN MORE fabulous Holiday Celebrations we can add to this list! Feel free to share here, so we can all take part in this most magical time of the year!
Praying you have a very Merry Christmas and please make time to make memories with the people who are most special in your life! I'm sure we'll remember that much more than any gift under the tree! ;-)