Maybe not raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, but on this particular Tuesday, we thought we would ask our team at Artisan for their favorite things about the holiday season.

Artisan President Katty Douraghy: “This year, I’m spending the holidays in LA for the first time in 10 years! I’m looking forward to taking in the sights and sounds of this great city.”

Melinda Geniza: ”My favorite thing about the holidays is spending time with my family. For the entire week before Christmas my cousins and I put together a production and perform for our entire family at our Christmas party. We’ve done original plays, musicals, and even tribute shows completely unrelated to Christmas. It’s a tradition that has been going on for 25+ years! This year will be special because the party is being held at a clubhouse with a theater so we will have access to a stage and movie screen… it will be a multimedia show with live performances and allow us to do things we haven’t done before. Gotta love technology!”

Marketing & Project Manager Jess Bedford is spending the holidays Down Under: “Choosing just one thing is way too hard! Christmas is my favorite holiday for so many reasons: I love decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music, baking treats, making home-made gifts, wrapping packages, and donating to a number of charities. Then to have several dedicated days off to be with my family, enjoy all the hard work that went into making the time so special, and counting our many blessings. That’s what Christmas is all about!”

Talent Manager Laura Burns: “My favorite thing about the holidays is the spirit of caring, getting together, and celebration. This year I will be touring SoCal like a tourist and visiting places that I have never seen after being here 7 years from NYC!”

Talent Manager Maggie Grant: “My favorite thing about the holidays is being with my family, and Christmas morning, my dad makes a special breakfast casserole he only makes once a year! This year, we are hosting a party for all of our friends and family.”

My family is enjoying a 2-week break from homework and school projects, spending time with friends, and getting excited about the fun things we have planned for the new year, especially volunteering with middle school choir!

These are a few of our favorite things. We would love to hear about yours!

Happy Holidays!

Wendy Stackhouse, for Artisan Creative