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Weekend before Christmas: counting down

by Callie Collins

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October through December always feels like the year's fastest three months somehow. It seems that we're carving pumpkins one moment and ringing in the new year the next. Oklahoma City family fun has never included so many events and activities and they too make the time pass quickly. 

I've been away on press tour to Grapevine, the Christmas capital of Texas, this past week and look forward to sharing more about all that's there to see and do. However, my focus for now is right here in Oklahoma City as my own family enjoys local holiday offerings.

The weekend needs to remain somewhat low-key, in our case, as I unexpectedly went into labor midweek. After a short hospital stay, I'm ready to be active again. Throughout the pregnancy, I've maintained a mental checklist of upcoming milestones: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, time to have a baby. This is our last weekend to step out and enjoy all that our community has to offer before the holiday. It's been the swiftest December in recent memory and I can't believe this is the last weekend before Christmas. 

Here's what's still on our agenda: 

– Finding Santa: My seven-year-old son, Sam, saw Santa at school but no such luck for our toddler. I'd like to have a photo with just the two of them for what's almost certainly the last time with the man in red. MetroFamily's list of places to find Santa should point us in the right direction as we seek out Father Christmas before he returns to the North Pole. 
– Taking a break: The holidays are a delightful time but we'll take a change of scenery with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Studio Ghibli. Its series of anime films will make for some holiday memories that stand out from the usual red, green and tinsel. 
– Finding the true meaning of the season: Religion is complex for a lot of families but I do hope to foster a sense of what the season truly means. See MetroFamily's list of Christmas Eve services if you're looking for a place to do the same.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

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