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                                      & HOLIDAY SEASON!

                                                   By Krista Balsom

                          t’s the most wonderful time of the year   Be sure to check out our Shop Local Gift
                          once again! I can’t believe how quickly   Guide; it’ll help inspire you as you search
                          this year has flown by, but I am so excited   for that perfect gift! And if you’re looking
                          to get ready for the holiday season as it   for the perfect book to curl up with during
                     Iis my son’s very first Christmas!       these winter nights, flip to page 28 where
                        This is the time of year to slow down and   the Wood Buffalo Regional Library has put
                       spend time with those nearest and dearest   together a list of books that celebrate all of
                       to us. The beautiful decorations, delicious   the holidays happening in December. Fun
                       treats, and joyful feelings just make it all the   fact: You can check the availability of each
                       more special.                          book by clicking on the box below each
                        The team at Your McMurray Magazine is   cover!
                       very for the 2023 Holiday Guide, and we   On page 25, Mike Jones shares his letter
                       are so thankful to our presenting partner   to Santa. Be sure to have a look and see if
                       Hines Health Services for helping to make it   there’s anything you would add or subtract
                       possible.                              from his Fort McMurray Wish List. (He had
                        Five years ago, Hines Health Services   me at HomeSense.)
                       partnered with Country 93.3 and Balsom   However you celebrate this holiday
                       Communications to publish a Santas     season, my hope for you is that you will be
                       Anonymous Cookbook, with all proceeds   filled with peace and love. Embrace the spirit
                       benefitting Santas Anonymous. For this   of the season, and draw close to those that
                       year’s Holiday Guide, we’ve gone through   mean the most to you.
                       the archives and pulled some of Kristi Hines’   On behalf of the team at Balsom, publisher
                       favourite holiday recipes and family photos   of Your McMurray Magazine, we wish each
                       from that cookbook. Be sure to check out   and every one of you a very Merry Christmas
                       pages 41 through 45!                   and a happy holiday season!
                        If you’re looking for a festive adult
                       beverage, be sure to check out Cocktails by   Cheers!
                       Boots’ recipe for a cocktail called Christmas
                       in Mexico. We guarantee it’ll transport
                       your tastebuds to a tropical location,
                       despite whatever cold weather we may be   Krista Balsom
                       experiencing!                          Editor-in-Chief/Publisher

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