'Twas the weekend before Christmas

and all through the town,

hardly anyone was stirring —

but, hey, we're still around!

So if you aren't yet nestled

all snug in your beds,

here's a look at some fun events

that still lie ahead.

Here are our editor's picks for this typically quiet weekend before Christmas: 

Editor's Picks: Christmas edition

PARTY FOR A PURPOSE: Local businesswoman Chanda Misevis of one Sweet Swedish Massage loves a good party. But since it's the holidays, she decided to throw one to support a good cause, too. So anyone who shows up at Choice Ultra Lounge at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, with a donation of nonperishable food is invited to come and enjoy food, a cash bar, some tunes and a fun, relaxed atmosphere for her "Sharing is Caring Christmas Party." Not convinced? OK, everyone who brings a donation will also be entered in a raffle drawing for personal training sessions, yoga classes and, yes, massage sessions. (Choice is at 5 Market St. in Oneonta; read more about the event here.) 

A-CAROLING: If you haven't gotten your fill of holiday tunes yet, head over to the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. The church is hosting its 41st annual Community Christmas Carol, featuring vocal, brass and bell-ringing ensembles. The whole thing wraps up with a big ol' sing-along, where everyone gets to belt out Christmas songs as a group. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it, doesn't it?

C'est Bon

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: If you're feeling more down and dirty than warm and fuzzy, check out the all-female Cajun dance band C'est Bon at the B Side Ballroom. The ladies will be taking the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to pump out some "Hard Rockin, Foot Stompin, Girl-Powered Cajun Dancehall Music," as their Facebook page puts it. Laissez les bon temps rouler! 

For more upcoming events, visit thedailystar.com/events

Assistant Editor

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