In the quiet expectancy that seems to define Christmas Eve, we at The Pursuit are using this opportunity to bring you some of our favorite posts over the past month. Montgomery County's celebration of the December holidays is reflective of its varied cultural makeup and the deep traditions that we embrace. As we stand on the cusp of Christmas 2013, we wish you and yours a wonderful time and a happy and successful 2014.

Our coverage of the season started with prep at King of Prussia Mall, where we gave you the inside scoop behind that amazing tree.

Next, we were privileged to sit down with Mr. Kringle himself. We're sure by now he aloft somewhere over the Western Hemisphere, but back then, he shared a secret or two with us.

Does the sentimentality of a white Christmas speak to you? The trails of Spring Mountain are draped in white for the entire season, whether Mother Nature chooses to cooperate or not. And here, we explained how.

And last, the emotional pull of the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life is hard to resist at this time of year. As it plays today, December 24, for the last time this season at The Colonial Theater, you might want to revisit our interview with one of its five remaining stars, Karolyn Grimes Wilkerson, aka Zuzu Bailey.

Karolyn Grimes Wilkerson

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! And Happy 2013 from your roving reporters at The Pursuit and the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau.