It's a Christmas party with all the trimmings: a free sit-down hot meal on decorated tables complete with handmade centerpieces, live entertainment, and gifts for everyone.
Christmas has come and gone – at least for those who've forgotten the song about twelve days (not just one) and for those who've lost touch with the birth of Jesus. Yesterday morning, Dec. 26 , I was visiting a family in Turlock. Their neighbor was already up on a ladder pulling down the lights. Elsewhere, some folks had already tossed their tree in the street.