Five ways to have fun this weekend.
1. In theaters this weekend is the periodic drama “Mary Queen of Scots” rated R about Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution; the documentary “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” about the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes from his early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News; and the comedy thriller “Clara’s Ghost” (starring the wife and adult children of comedian Chris Elliott) the story of Clara Reynolds who, fed up with constant ribbing from her self-absorbed showbiz family, finds solace in and guidance from the supernatural force she believes is haunting her.
2. Friday is the 77th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. The Japanese strike took place on Dec. 7, 1941, and 2,402 Americans were killed. Libraries, museums, historical societies and veterans groups might be commemorating the event, so check the paper for listings.
3. Did you know that the first commercial Christmas card dates back to 1843? It was created in England by Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant who commissioned artist John Callcott Horsley to make the artwork on the card. In 2001, one of Cole’s first Christmas cards (sent to his grandmother in 1843) sold at auction for £22,500.
4. There’s still plenty of time to get your holiday shopping done, so if you’ve got names on your lists, why not hit the stores this weekend? There are plenty of sales still going on, and don’t forget to check out local deals. And if you’re looking for a cheap way to entertain your family, there’s nothing better than driving around to look at Christmas lights. Check the newspaper for a guide to lights, or just drive and enjoy!
5. The first weekend in December is a great time to get started decorating your home for the holidays. Need some fresh ideas? Check out Pinterest’s holiday decorating boards for inspiration.
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