In Manhattan, where I live, Chinese restaurants are mobbed on December 25th. This is because in days past these were the only restaurants open on Christmas. The other establishments open that day were movie theaters. And so it became [...]
When Ylva’s publisher Astrid Ohletz asked me early in November if I would be willing to contribute a holiday blog, I eagerly said yes. After all, I love the holidays. When I think back, it’s not that they’ve always [...]
The Christmas holiday in our house officially starts when we pull the decorations out of storage from the garage. For a couple of days the house is a mess and then, like magic, our home is transformed into a [...]
Midwinter celebrations of light, in many varieties, have long been part of human culture, but Christmas is unique in that the Christ is the incarnate symbol of the light in the darkness. And, while I have not been a [...]
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