Tag Archives: Christmas

2015: The Year We Survived the Great Christmas Tree Disaster

2015: The Year We Survived the Great Christmas Tree Disaster

2015 almost became the year of The Great Christmas Tree Disaster, but with a little luck and hard work, family prevailed. Read More

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Holiday Philately

Holiday Philately

Christmas is a time when we all seem to embrace, or run screaming from, one of the oldest geekdoms in existence: philately. No matter what your holiday inclination, it is hard to escape this season without a visit to the post office to pick up, purchase, or peruse the postage. This week, while mailing coffee from Maine to Ohio, my husband got an education in shipping that tickles my love of the absurd. Read More

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Review and Interview With Tour Manager Elliot Saltzman

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour Review and Interview With Tour Manager Elliot Saltzman

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is currently touring their brand new show, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, featuring the best of the past and the latest of the present. I’ve seen a couple of Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s shows in the past and this year, I was thrilled to share my love of TSO’s amazing theatrics with my husband and son for the first time. Read More

Has Your Santa Been to School?

Has Your Santa Been to School?

It’s that time of the year. Time for sugar cookies, Christmas carols, and of course, a visit to see Santa. Some folks are determined to get a good picture of the red cloaked man with their children every year. Others (raising my hand) prefer to catch him only in low-stress situations, like at a friend’s party. It’s not uncommon for Santa visits to go terribly wrong. I dare you to Google “Santa fails”. Read More

My Top 11 Holiday Cookies*

My Top 11 Holiday Cookies*

One of my family’s holiday traditions is to make seasonal cookies. From my mom’s early days of parenting to my ex-boyfriend’s mother’s marathon creations to our own favorites and traditions, a holiday plethora of cookies (and the like) seem to show up in our house every year. What are our favorite must haves? Here they are, in no particular order. Read More

Christmas Comes Early With ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

Christmas Comes Early With ‘Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas’ Blu-Ray/DVD Combo

Buddy’s Musical Christmas hits some of the same notes as Elf (pun very much intended), but with Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and the legendary Mark Hamill covering the lead roles of Buddy and Walter, the animated special is unique and takes ownership of it’s identity as a fun, family-friendly show. Read More