Category christmas

When Did Christmas Get Weird?

Christmas today is not the same holiday of my childhood. Gone are the decorated store front windows, the strolling carolers, reminders that Santa is watching and tales of eight tiny reindeer landing on the roof. All are now replaced with newer, less personal trapping of a holiday gone weird. No, I haven’t gone all Scroogey, […]

12 Steps to Holiday Re-Gifting

‘Tis the season of giving! It is better to give than receive.  I think that’s how that goes.  I dug into my historical vaults to find the origins of this nobel sentiment.  Scholars debate the first time these words were spoken.  I found the true initial utterance of the phrase and it was not in […]

Holidays are Infectious

A Holiday Infection Advisory: What is it about this time of year that drains the life force right out of your soul?  I’m talking that empty bone marrow feeling that hits every Black Friday and won’t stop leeching at your jugular until the week after New Years Day. Little known scientific research has recently discovered […]