Home Alone is just one of those movies that most, if not all North Americans at least know of. I myself have watched it numerous times with my family–it has become, for a while, a tradition of sorts to watch it at some point during wintertime. I never thought about it as a particularly profound… Read More Sahar’s Blog Presents: Maeve’s Monthly Movie Review
Christmas is around the corner, and I hope all you readers (and authors!) are doing well with holiday preparations well on their way, preferably without and hitch! We aren’t Christian but we always hold a little commemorative dinner in honor of this special occasion, which we will be doing again, albeit on a (very) small… Read More Ask an Author: Keeping Hope for a Better Future during Tough Times
Amidst the dire forecasts of a global economy headed for the toilet, contrasting against the heart-warming election of an African-American to the United States presidency, Christmas 2008 was a particularly hard one for some of the earliest victims of the current economic turmoil. But there is always a way to turn anything into something positive,… Read More A look back at Christmas 2008
As family, friends and coworkers come home from their Christmas vacations – or, in some cases, come out of their homes from their Christmas vacations – the stories are now pouring in. This particular story was so adorable, I just had to share it. NORAD has been tracking Santa’s progress on the night from Christmas… Read More Potted plants and a little thing called NORAD
I spend a lot of time during the Christmas holidays (and perhaps some time after, too) wondering where the spirituality of the celebration went, and if anyone can find it in between the presents, the turkey and the decorations. And it seems that I am not the only one questioning the place of religion in… Read More Obama’s Inauguration and a post-Christmas debate
I once heard someone say: “Ah, ‘X-mas’: X marks the spot where Christ was taking out of Christmas”. How that (sadly) rings true. His Holiness Jesus Christ has taken an unfortunate back seat to the decorations, the presents and the old man in a red suit climbing down chimneys (seriously, doesn’t anyone else see how… Read More X marks the spot
Canada celebrated its first coast-to-coast white Christmas since 1971 after storms battered much of the country over the last week. Source: here.
If you are sitting around the computer on Christmas Day looking for something everyone in the family can enjoy, look no further!
I love walking in downtown shopping areas during the days leading to Christmas. Everyone seems to be in a good mood (well, almost everyone), there are bright lights everywhere, colourful packaging with bold designs, cheerful music, delightful scents – in short, it’s like a brief period of amazing cheer and happiness. If only the entire… Read More The real meaning of Christmas?
What a fantastic story! It will most certainly put a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. Article by Oliver Janney, published on CNN on December 25th 2008 A family facing foreclosure is anything but a unique story in these troubled economic times. But this is a happier story of one… Read More CNN: Blog ‘miracle’ saves Christmas for hard-luck family