Things to Look Forward to in December

Here are a few things to look forward to in December . . .


Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Wed., Dec. 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Colonial Life Arena | $49.50

Geminids Meteor Shower | Mon., Dec. 13 | 9-11 p.m. | Saluda Shoals Park | $2 | Don’t forget a blanket or chair, binoculars + warm clothing. 💫



There’s lots of NFL action this month, and college football’s bowl games start on the 17th.  Also, the MLS Cup final is December 11th.



Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” and “Being the Ricardos” with Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball both land on the 10th.  And so does Adam McKay’skiller-comet comedy “Don’t Look Up”.  It has a huge ensemble cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep.

Then later this month:  “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on the 17th . . . and a fourth Matrix movie called “Matrix Resurrections” hits theaters and HBO Max on the 22nd.

Lots of holiday specials, starting with the Rockefeller tree-lighting tonight.  Also tonight, “It’s Always Sunny” returns for a 15th season . . . “Annie Live!” airs tomorrow on NBC . . . the new “Sex and the City” revival “And Just Like That” hits HBO Max next Thursday . . . a new “MacGruber” series hits Peacock on the 16th . . . and Jim Gaffigan’s newest stand-up special hits Netflix on the 21st.



Christmas is the big one, but not the only one.  Hanukkah has already started, and ends next Monday.

  • National Cookie Day is this Saturday
  • National Ice Cream Day is the 13th
  • Ugly Sweater Day is the 17th
  • First day of winter is December 21st
  • Festivus is the 23rd
  • Kwanzaa starts on the 26th
  • …and December 31st is New Year’s Eve, when we finally say goodbye to 2021!