I tried to make this easier than usual, since it's the holiday season. But I'm no good at judging difficulty, and I know there are still a few bad words. Figuring out the theme will help with one or two of the nasty ones; you have my permission to use dictionaries and wordfinders for the rest.
I set myself a challenge in 2022 to publish a puzzle every Wednesday, including a monthly cryptic crossword. This is the last one. I'm very pleased with my work and I hope you like it too.