Publisher’s Notes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you’ll be of good cheer… It’s the most wonderful time of the year.       What a classic song, and now, thanks to me, this song is repeating itself in your head! You’re welcome!

I have to be honest with you, I have been watching the Hallmark Channel a lot these past couple of weeks as they are doing their countdown to Christmas shows. Don’t judge me; I have a balance of the news, Kansas City Chiefs football, and of course all the Walking Dead series to balance out my life, so I should be okay!  There’s just something about those Christmas shows that warms me up inside, even though we always know how they will turn out in the end. Hey, it’s Hallmark!

Moving forward, many of you will notice that we are going with glossy covers on this December/Christmas issue of Spotlight. I have wanted to try this for some time now, so please give me some feedback on how you like this new look. I need to decide if we should continue this with future issues, and I value your input, as this is your publication as much as mine.

At this time, I want to thank all our advertisers and contributing writers, designers, editors, delivery team, and you, our readership, for making this publication possible. I humbly say it takes all of us together to build something worth having, and I will never lose sight of this.

In closing, speaking of contributing writers, please take a minute to read Angel Bozorth’s column on page 23, as her writing sums up the spirit of life, especially during our holiday season.

Merry Christmas to all,


Bryan McDonough

Publisher, Spotlight Magazine Inc.