Following a tradition established several years ago, I keep year after year to make symphonic arrangements of Christmas songs for my American friends. Next date: Friday, December 10. Three arrangements will be performed in Annapolis, with the Live Arts Maryland Chamber Orchestra under the direction of J. Ernest Green. Two days later, at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, the New Jersey Youth Symphony conducted by Helen H. Cha-Pyo will perform two more of my arrangements. Merry Christmas to all of you!