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Got that ‘reindeer in the headlights’ look?


Wreath up, stockings down, set out old drippy candles that somewhat spread light around.  Tree sort of up, but listing wildly against one wall.  Boxes of lights and ornaments awaiteth, as well as rounds of signing, licking, addressing and stamping cards. Rustle up … Continue reading

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Step Away from the Weather Channel, Put Down the Remote


Had enough of Blizzard 2010? Okay, if you are one of the poor souls still camped out at Heathrow, or snowbound in the northeast corridor and actually have power to watch the Weather Channel–that’s different.  But your own region was … Continue reading

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Your Father’s Lovefeast


You finished trimming the tree with white lights and various and sundry old ornaments (a story always behind each one), and there, staring you in the face, is the silent game table, with four chairs.  It sits in the living … Continue reading

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Holiday Fluffin’


Your friends were over at your house for a visit and there was a knock on the door.  You left the living room to go answer, and they overheard this: “Hey, there.  Thought you could use a little fluffin’ ’bout … Continue reading

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Chillin’ in the Hampton (Inn)


You and your four sibs have created another ‘chain email’ about Christmas.  Usually, we all gather at the same historic inn.  This year, to our dismay you discovered that someone else had booked all of the rooms.  We’d been ousted! … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner: Airport Hot Dogs


Ah, as ye stop and reflect Christmas dinners of seasons past, you dream about your mother’s prime rib, Yorkshire pudding and oyster dressing.  Your mother in law’s roast turkey and wild rice, mushroom and sausage stuffing. Yet, none of these … Continue reading

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