Palestine Magazine Holiday Edition - Page 7


Ready for the holidays

This was one of those projects we thoroughly enjoyed . We hope it will be as fun for you because we are grateful for our readers and a community that supports one another . We are looking forward to this holiday season despite the crazy , the chaotic and the big C-word that I refuse to use .

We want to remind everyone that we can enjoy ourselves in spite of ever undulating circumstances because we still have so much for which to be grateful — the fun of kids crunching leaves on their way to trick-or-treat , family gathered around a Thanksgiving table and the holy splendor of Christmas morning .
From the spooky to the sacred , we have covered the holidays and all kinds of decorating options , ideas and tips . A self-professed “ Christmas crazy ” has great suggestions for decorating and prepping ( early !) for the big C-word we will absolutely and gratefully mention : Yay , Christmas .
PennyLynn Webb catches us up with local-turned-international celebrity Tye Sheridan to see what he ’ s up to these days and what projects are in the works .

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Lisa Tang gives readers insight into some local families and their unique ways of celebrating the season .
Chris Ketter takes us back thousands of years for a beverage fit for a king .
For this issue ’ s home feature , Alan Herrington let me snoop around his amazing mid-century home downtown . The building , which belonged to his father and housed the family insurance business for years , was transformed into a sleek and stylish living space . It is a beautiful homage to another era .
As we countdown to Christmas , we enjoyed getting photos of our own East Texas Elf hitting some of our favorite spots and reminding us of our favorite holiday movie scenes . See if you recognize a few .
We are thankful for our community , our advertisers and the many businesses that accommodated us during the production of this issue .
We pray this will be a blessed and beautiful holiday season in East Texas .
Soli Deo Gloria ,

Amy French

Editor , Palestine Herald-Press , Palestine Magazine