It's time to prepare for the holidays. Folks are scurrying around shopping for the perfect gifts to give their loved ones. The stores are busy and the background music clearly tells us that Christmas is just around the corner. The lists are long with gifts to buy, decorating to do, and parties to attend. So, what are you doing to prepare yourself for the holiday? Let me suggest that you join the Paonia community this weekend for holiday fun. Begin getting in the Christmas mood by attending a live radio drama of "It's a Wonderful Life"on Friday (or Saturday) evening at the Paradise Theatre. Afterward, stand on Grand Avenue and view the Garden Club's nativity scene on the hill at the end of the street. It's a lovely reminder of the real holiday to be celebrated. Then return to your room at the Bross Hotel B&B for a hot drink and a warm bed. Saturday join the townspeople on Grand Avenue for a hayride, nibbles at Homestead Market, caroling, and the Gingerbread Festival at the Blue Sage Arts Center. Try your hand at decorating a gingerbread house and be sure to welcome Santa when he arrives. So decided right now to be in Paonia Dec. 7 - 9 and make your reservation to stay at the Bross Hotel B&B by calling 970-527-6776.