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My Feelings on Santa Claus

Do you remember being back in middle school and there was one kid that still believed in Santa even though they were way too old to still believe in Santa? Yeah, that was me. At the ripe, old age of 10, I still believed that Santa Claus existed and would not hear anything to the contrary. Sure, everyone around me became non-believers one-by-one, but they … Continue reading My Feelings on Santa Claus

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My 12 Days of Christmas

As someone with a penchant for variety, I’ve always had a certain affinity for the 12 days of Christmas. Whether you like to listen to the traditional version, enjoy Straight No Chaser’s sassy version, the ironic version, or you’re in the Philly area and like to go see it on the big screen at the Comcast center (it starts around 6:45 if you don’t want … Continue reading My 12 Days of Christmas

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Kid’s Holiday Specials (That I Still Watch)

Since I prefer TV to movies, I am always more than happy to curl up and put on some of my favorite holiday TV specials. For me, the holiday television specials are one of the best parts of the Christmas season. I love seeing the sentimental sides of my favorite television characters, and holiday specials are always good for that. I find that writers frequently … Continue reading Kid’s Holiday Specials (That I Still Watch)

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Holiday Traditions

This year has been tough on all of us, and as Thanksgiving week came and went, it’s clear that the holiday season will be tough as well. After last week’s virtual Thanksgiving feast, and my real-life socially-distanced Thanksgiving dinner, I thought I would kick off my 2020 holiday posts by writing about all of the holiday family traditions we normally have, even if they may … Continue reading Holiday Traditions

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Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive

If you talk to me for more than about 20 minutes, you’ll surely hear me say some sort of quote from a television show or a movie. But I don’t mean your famous lines like “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” or “‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take,’ – Wayne Gretsky – Michael Scott” I mean some random piece of wisdom … Continue reading Inspiration from a Christmas Movie: More Decisive, Less Impulsive