Holiday Must-Haves
December, 2020 - Issue #195
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From the best lights on the block to a Thanksgiving dinner so delicious, you almost don't mind not cooking any of it... these are your holiday "musts."

Know your Firs
Shopping for a fresh tree? You better know your firs - as in the most-common types of trees found on lots.

Balsam Fir
Dark green, with short, flat, long-lasting needles - and good at retaining that Christmas-tree scent well into December - this is the traditional tree you probably had as a kid.

Douglas fir
A current holiday favorite with a sweet fragrance and lush look, Douglas can have a blue undertones and is beloved for over-full branches and needles that spread in all directions.

Noble Fir
Silvery needles? Check. Extra-stiff branches great for heavy ornaments? Check. Superior texture for garlands and wreaths? Check. The Noble earns its name by being royally good at all things "Christmas tree."

Shop Tina's Trees for your Freshest Find
Creating holiday memories for over 40 years in Sherman Oaks, Tina's Trees is now open from 10am to 9pm at Westfield Valencia Town Center beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

Let There be Light (Please!)
We're all ready for that "light at the end of the tunnel" - a sign that 2020 is coming to a pleasant close. A favorite SCV pastime is "looking at the lights" during the holidays and we're hoping that more homeowners than ever decide that this year is the year to "go big." Bring thousands of smiles to your neighbors and community with a professional holiday light installation.
Christmas Lights Installation by Darell Lee 297-7013

Forget Milk & Cookies Santa Wants Bundt Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes' beauties are bouncing with buttery cream-cheese goodness in every bite - and are Santa approved. Nothing Bundt Cakes 291-2424

The Old Town Junction Announces their Thanksgiving Pick Up Menu
Foodies from Sand Canyon to Stevenson Ranch have been waiting for this one! Old Town Junction Chef Daniel Otto has crafted a Thanksgiving masterpiece of culinary comforts. The Thanksgiving Pick Up Menu features slow-roasted free-range turkey, butter-whipped potatoes, fennel sausage and cornbread stuffing, sugar-glazed yams with marshmallows, cranberry orange chutney, roasted-beet and green-bean salad and giblet gravy. The package, which feeds six to 10, is $390. Additional side options are also available, including creamy macaroni and cheese, roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta and more. Place your pre-orders no later than 3pm on November 22 so you don't miss out.
The Old Town Junction 702-4888
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