The Person of the Year
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 28 December 2010
Stats: 39,843 views and 1 Comment

A friend wondered why “Auld Lang Syne” is the theme music for New Year’s Eve; why not something more upbeat, more funky, more par-tay?

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 December 2010
Stats: 17,459 views and 1 Comment

People take great pride in their Christmas trees, whether they be real or artificial. Colored or white lights? Bows and ribbons, or strings of beads? The possibilities are endless.

Rebbe Judah Jewstein’s Guide to the Christmas Season for Jews
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 23 December 2010
Stats: 6,075 views and 4 Comments

Why in the world would you try to make Chanukah into some sort of Jewish Christmas? Are you mental?

I Like Xmas Music, and So Do You (Oh Yes, You Do)
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 December 2010
Stats: 57,939 views and 2 Comments

If you like music, then you like Xmas music. I’m not talking about the crap you hear at the mall or the post office. I guarantee there’s a healthy dose of magnificent holiday music for you.

Another Side of Fruitcake
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 December 2010
Stats: 7,008 views and 1 Comment

Confession. I have never had fruitcake. I know nothing about it. Yes, I know what it is, but I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what it tastes like. And today, I’m going to eat it.

Christmas in Japan
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 December 2010
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They celebrate Christmas in Japan, but it’s nothing you get the day off work for; it’s more akin to Valentine’s Day. They celebrate a weird version of Valentine’s Day, too, but that’s another story.

Dusty Bottles and Scratchy Vinyl: My First New Year’s Eve
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 14 December 2010
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We settled on some dreadful brand of peppermint schnapps. We figured that the amount of sediment on the bottle was indicative of how little my parents cared about it.

Things We Like: Christmas Sweaters, The Sullivan Nod, and “The Mighty Thor”
Posted in Things We Like on 11 December 2010
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The subliminal suggested-sell, the hammer of the gods, and the Christmas sweater — which one do you fear the most?

A Modest Christmas Wish
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 10 December 2010
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This one is for those who try and ruin Christmas for everyone. I am taking it on myself to douse you with a liberal helping of Christmas cheer whether you want it or not.

Christmas Cheer in Lower Queen Anne
Posted in Seattle on 9 December 2010
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I lay my hat in Lower Queen Anne, where cohabiting young couples, daffy cat ladies and people who have made poor life choices meet. It’s also Seattle’s Christmas Central.