I can tell you’re already late getting into the Christmas spirit. Don’t let it happen again.
Luckily, I’m here with the assist. Stay tuned for three suggestions that will remove the Scrooge from your eyes and replace it with a nonstop rendition of Wham’s “Last Christmas” circling inside your head. Don’t thank me.
Friday is reserved for Christmas arts and crafts shopping. Head over to the Holiday Market between 4 and 8 p.m. as well as Winterfest from 5-10 p.m. The market is at 5935 Veterans Parkway while Winterfest is glowing at the RiverCenter at 900 Broadway. Get stuff for mom, aunts and uncles and something for the cat.
Saturday, you need to get a head start on all the Christmas stuff you keep putting off. That means hanging the lights outside, getting the decorations from the musty attic and submitting your house in the Ledger’s Holiday Lights contest. Visit Target, 1591 Bradley Park Drive, for the decorations. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the lights contest.
Now, you could spend Sunday wrapping the gifts you bought Friday, but I prefer to get all that out of the way at once – meaning next weekend. This Sunday, check out a movie that will put you in the Christmas spirit, such as “A Christmas Story.” Or one that will get you out of it, like “Four Christmases.” You’ll be happy to know that Ralphie appears in both.
No mistletoe necessary
It's time for me to fulfill my life wish of appearing in "A Very Tanner Christmas" -- you know, the episode of "Full House" where Uncle Jesse puts fake snow in the backyard to surprise Aunt Rebecca.
Only this time, I won't even have to put up with those annoying Olsen twins.
That's because the fake snow here comes courtesy of the organizers of Friday's Broadway Holiday, the tree-lighting event held 6-8 p.m. on the 1100 block of Broadway. The free celebration features Santa, reindeer and, of course, hand-created snow. Just watch out for the yellow stuff.
If the holiday cheer makes you want to get your 21-and-older party on, stay downtown for the First Friday Block Party. You'll get into the majority of Broadway bars for one cover, usually $7-$10. And trust me, it's never too early to publicly flaunt some Mrs. Claus lingerie.
The fun continues Saturday night with the Bibb City Ramblers' 9 p.m. show at Broad Street Blues, 913 Broad Street in Phenix City. Cover is $5. You'll hear bluegrass infused with some rock.
Good stuff, and a whole lot better than those cheap cover tunes Jesse and the Rippers used to pull out.