If you need an antidote to vanilla and dumbed-down Christmas music at this time of year and don’t feel like confronting your school, choir, or town official, there’s a solution.
If you’re desperate for an alternative to the thin musical gruel of holiday playlists, then the hymns and carols of Advent offer a remarkable and lovely respite of truth and preparation.
America needs Christmas as a public expression: not only for its magic and delight, but as a testament to the Judeo-Christian roots upon which this country was founded.
In the decades since my parents’ divorce and through the years of my marriage, I have learned no-fault divorce is one of the biggest lies of our culture.
Because it was Donald Trump’s first Hanukkah party, we’re supposed to be inflamed by the White House’s supposed hostility to American Jewry. Please.
December is now a string of days on which to go to parties, buy presents for parties, bake cookies for parties, shop for ugly sweaters to wear to parties, and clean up after parties.
To us, Santa Claus was both a historical figure and an imaginary character. We should all embrace the joy of Santa this way, not as our annual chimney sweep.
Books last a lifetime—even if the bindings and pages don’t, the characters, drama, emotions, and imagination spurred by a timeless story endure forever.
Even though we still sometimes disagree about the details, I’ve come to be grateful that my husband has always insisted we celebrate Advent first. Here’s how we do it.
Whether it’s a friend’s Christmas shindig or a stodgy and PC-approved office ‘holiday’ party, here are eight affordable party dresses (and one splurge) bound to make you sparkle.
Our best efforts to establish routine don’t always go smoothly and we may be left wondering what to do now. Here are five fresh ideas to help you create new and lasting holiday traditions.
Our Thanksgiving celebration originated in our nation’s worst period of turmoil and bloodshed: the Civil War. Its lessons can help us today.
Retailers, who in their defense are in the business of making a buck, never seem more vapid, greedy, and ridiculous than when they are stringing up lights while the leaves are still changing.
If we really want to commemorate horrifying, unspeakable violence and oppression in the Americas, I’ve got the perfect holiday: ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’
Allied victory in the Second World War created the world we live in today. It is only right that we should mark the end of the old epoch with a national day of remembrance.
Here’s your list. Print it out, circle one, and get the mothers in your life something lovely for Mother’s Day.
To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.
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