Editor’s Note • December 2019

While I would love to say this letter will be as extraordinary as the 1897 letter to Virginia about Santa Claus, my real life this month is about 3rd and 4th cousins going through the pantry like locusts; wondering who in history thought a milky cup of raw egg was something we should drink (even with alcohol) rather than throw in a hot, buttered frying pan. I’m also becoming BFFs with my Amazon truck driver. 

Still, I love Christmas, and I have had an excellent and mirthful time pulling together this December issue. One can not have enough Santa Claus, of course, but we explored as many meanings of the giving season as possible. 

I’m so pleased to feature several visits with Santa Claus, for historical and humorous perspective, and was fortunate enough to be invited to visit and learn about Celebration Church’s creative and unique celebration of the birth of Christ. Our city’s biggest worship community never disappoints. 

We also take a look at some of the traditions we share as a city; how the Stroll got started, the beauty of our historical homes, and the rich variety of retail therapy in and around the Square. 

I am also excited to announce our “Faces of Georgetown 2040” contest. I truly believe we have a treasure trove of excellence in the young people who live here. It will be an honor to showcase their extreme talents, creativity, and plans to help humanity at every age. 

In between, we have lifehacks and tips to help you manage the holiday at your house as well. 

I hope you have a thoughtful moment, a few laughs, and—of course—I hope you have “Joy” in your holidays too. 

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