When Did Christmas Get Weird?
December 22, 2016 · by James L'Etoile · in christmas, elf on the shelf, holiday, James L'Etoile, Uncategorized · 4 Comments
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
December 12, 2014 · by James L'Etoile · in 12-step, author, christmas, christmas shopping, holiday, humor, James L'Etoile, re-gifting, yard sale · 7 Comments
‘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 […]