Tag: Christmas

On Friday, I talked about some of the “anti-Santa Claus” characters that haunt folklore. The one topping my list was the Christmas Devil himself, Krampus. One, because I think his…

movies

In some Christian traditions, Advent is the time of preparation for Christmas. Christmas also falls around the time of other holidays, like Hanukkah and Yule. Since this series of Friday…

Friday Folklore

Last night, I helped my mother-in-law decorate her Christmas tree. She used a fake one this year, which, in a way, made things easier because we could bend branches in…

childhood life

For the most people around me, in my family and otherwise, Christmas is over.  (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition).  I say ‘for most’ because in my religious tradition,…

life

We spilled out of the car, my brother and I rushing into the long lines of evergreens. The fresh, sharp smell of short-leaf pines wrapped around us as we bickered…

childhood life nostalgia