I want to start today’s post by promising that Kingstonist is not going to start endlessly broadcasting cheesy Christmas carols, or pump cinnamon scents into your home to simulate the festive spirit. That said, if I possessed the technological ability to affect such things, I would opt for Bing Crosby’s famous holiday anthem, Mele Kalikimaka, simply because of its relation to Clark Griswold’s daydream sequence in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. As far as transmitting smells to emanate from your side of the Internet, I am certain that you would not be disappointed with the aroma of freshly baked snickerdoodles, which were a big hit around our house last December. Regardless of any amount of holiday baking, music, movies, gift buying and gift-a-ways, it won’t be right without a light dusting of snow. It’s not as though I’m asking for extreme sub-zero temperatures, however it would be nice to have use of the rink at Springer Market Square, and others located in various city parks. Speaking of Market Square, today’s photo comes courtesy of Paul Wash, who captured the Christmas Tree behind City Hall just after the official lighting ceremony last Saturday.
This Saturday, for all you football fans not en route to Quebec City, you can bet that each and every sports bar, pub and student house within a 5 km radius of Queen’s will be buzzing with fans watching the Gaels’ drive to win the Vanier Cup. Otherwise, Kingston is buzzing with loads of other activities this weekend. There’s performances by Timber Timbre, Matt Good, Apostle of Hustle and Yamato: The Drummers of Japan, as well as the final curtain call for both Annie, and Goblin Market. Enjoy, and TGIF!