I love to give the gift of time rather than an item for birthdays or holidays. The holidays are a stressful time of year. There are parties to attend and throw, gifts to buy and wrap (and put on a credit card), decorations to buy and put up. There are cookies to bake, candy to […]
Surviving a solo Christmas in the City of Sin during one of the worst years of my life: May my past misery bring the lonely reader camaraderie, and maybe even joy.
Jim Gray watches his all-time favorite Christmas Special with his daughter, and is taken aback by her insightfulness. When did things change?
Tor Constantino is not a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas cheer, but to these songs he says, “Bah humbug!”
You’ll thank Thomas Fiffer for this helpful guide to surviving hellish holiday dysfunction.
Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that patriotism isn’t just red, white and blue or merely black and white, either. This Independence Day holiday has been unique for me. For the first time in a while, I’ve considered how perplexing patriotism can be. For the past few years I sat along the Charles River on the Cambridge […]
Michael L. Stoller would like to wish everyone a very happy holidays. Shouldn’t that suffice?
It’s not the tree that matters. It’s the memories.
Craig Playstead is humbled—once again—by his son and a simple truth about Santa.
It’s the secularism, gluttony and consumerism threatening our most glorious holiday that gives me that warm Christmas feeling.
Santa Bob has a new heart and will be listening to the secret wishes of children and adults for many years to come.
CJ Kaplan is surprised by some visitors of Christmas present.
A heart attack lead to unbelievable news – Santa Bob needed a new heart. Bob Boyer writes about his journey from transplant patient back to the Red Suit.
Being Santa is a calling, and when the red suit called, Bob Boyer answered.
In all the ways decorating can feel feminine, men can feel inadequate
Have Yourself A Tacky Christmas: Thanks for the Vacuum (and by Thanks I Mean Where’s My Real Present)
Give her the gift that sucks year round.