As Christmas approaches, Amanda Makrides reminds herself, and us, of just how small are the problems of most people living in the First World.
It was a cold, bright day when we headed up to the mountains in search of the Christmas tree of my childhood dreams. We found it…with some strings attached.
Life As A Human editor, Christine Roome, and her husband prepare the holiday feast together. Out of the two of them, it is the tech savvy one who perfects the cooking of the Christmas bird.
Perhaps the greatest joy of the Christmas season for a young person lies in the delicious anticipation, in the events, rituals, traditions, and the sounds and smells that contribute to the build-up of excitement that peaks on Christmas morning. For us as children, decorating the classroom in late November, buying and trimming the tree in […]
When my daughter pointed out I had forgotten to buy a Christmas present for one our family members, I found myself braving the Christmas Eve crowds in search of worms.
I set out to write a novel, but it fractured into episodes. I fought this disintegration for a long time, trying in vain to hold the pieces together, convincing myself that I had failed to live up to my vision. Then one day I realized it wasn’t me, it was the subject that couldn’t hold […]
Imagine a bunch of people saying, “Hey, I’ve got an idea — let’s all dress up as Egyptian mummies attach bells to our belts and gyrate our hips to the sound of Christmas music?” That’s exactly what happens when the 4000 year old Funk Band, Here Come the Mummies, performs a Christmas arrangement entitled “Carol of the Belts”.
Confronted with the usual Christmas radio mix of lackluster covers, the Popculturist goes looking for — and finds — some recent holiday songs worth a listen.
Holidays are a stressful time for crafters who hope to make home-made gifts for everyone on their lists. Andrea Paterson shows you a great way to work out your frustrations while simultaneously making fabulous holiday decorations.
A son lets his mother talk him into going shopping across the border in the USA. “Never again!” he vows. Here’s why.