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Things to Look Forward to in December

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

LOCAL

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. 💫

 

SPORTS

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.

 

MOVIES & TV

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.

 

HOLIDAYS

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!


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