The countdown to Christmas has begun, and that's perfect timing for The Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market at the Lake Charles Civic Center this weekend.

I know we haven't even basted our turkeys yet, but according to my sources, Jolly Ole St. Nick is making his list and checking it twice. Truth be told, Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday behind New Year's Day. I like the shiny, newness of a brand new year, and the opportunity to start fresh. However, this year, I'm looking forward to trimming the tree and spending quality, memory-making time with my family.

And, remember, if you're looking for some unique gifts to put a smile on those sweet faces, and you'd like to help out the Lake Charles Junior League and the wonderful work they do in the process, head over to the Civic Center for The Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market this weekend.