Do You Have A Christmas Budget [POLL]
The holiday season is a tough time to set limits on anything! It is hard to stick to a diet. It's hard to enjoy the company of everyone who comes through your doors. And it really hard for some to stick to a budget when it comes to Christmas shopping!
What Is Your Favorite ‘Scent Of The Holidays’?
I love egg nog. That is one of my favorite thing about the holiday season is the bounteous egg nog! I love how it tastes and I love how it smells - but sadly (and unfairly) it did not make a recent list of the favorite scents of the holidays.
There Once Was a Time Called Christmas
I live in the house without a television.  Let me clear that line up.  I live in a house without a television hooked up.  There were three TV sets capable of entertaining me at my last house in Delaware.  Because a now ex-girlfriend was living there mostly as a tenant the last 11…
Ryan Gosling is Dangerously Obsessed With Santa Claus on SNL
While traditional live sketches are still the backbone of any given episode, modern SNL is frequently at its best in the pre-recorded segments. The past few years have seen an interesting evolution as the silly “digital shorts” of a decade ago have matured into full-blown filmmaking, w…
Christmas Lessons Across the Ages
I used to covet my neighbor’s vacations.  Not where they went but how they planned.  When I was a boy the neighbors would have a route, estimated time of arrival and packing done well in advance.  They would explain they would be back in one week or in two weeks and on…
My Grandfather’s Lasting Christmas Gift
From what I’ve been told my Grandfather Gordon struggled to provide for his family.  Not for lack of ambition but he was a product of his times.  Born on a farm in Missouri his family later moved to a small farm in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains...

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