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Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season

By Keegan Prosser on November 30, 2012 – No Comment

Happy Holidays from this hot mess of a family!

Dear reader,

For as long as I can remember, my brothers and I have taken Santa pictures for our mom.

When we were younger, they were pretty traditional: mom dressed us in coordinating colors, I sat on Santa’s lap (the brothers stood behind), click – CHEESEEEEE.

As we’ve gotten older – and a bit jaded by the idea of taking pictures with Mr. Claus – we’ve gotten a little more creative.

Four years ago we wore ugly sweaters; three years ago we all wore sunglasses and scarves; two years ago we wore footie pajamas – and asked the photographer to jump in. He accepted the offer, grabbed a pink robe from the intimates section and stood next to my oldest brother Kyle (aged 32). Did I mention my brother Kelly (aged 30) was holding someone else’s dog and sitting on Santa’s lap? Completely normal.

Last year we added to the family – Kyle’s wife Megan joined the party and we pulled in my best friend Carlee for good measure.

For this issue of the Scene, we’re getting in to the holiday spirit. And while it might not be as eccentric as the Prosser family shenanigans, we’ve definitely got some surprises within these pages: a new restaurant in Kirkland, a cliché gift guide and all you need to know about entertainment at Snoqualmie Casino.

We’ve also got the scoop on where to find tasty craft beers on the Eastside – and tips on how to get your house ready for the holidays.

As you might expect, my family has become a bit of a spectacle at the Nordstrom Santa line around the holidays.

“Oh no,” they say. “What are they going to do this year?”

Probably the same sort of thing you’ll find in this issue. Something awesome.

-Keegan Prosser