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Christmas Memories | Christmas Memories

margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Dec.16.2013
          I have spoken with many survivors of child sexual abuse who have no happy memories of Christmas. To many, it was no different from any other day, maybe worse. Maybe Dad got drunk, battered mom around, snarled at his kids and worse. Some of us...
raissa-falgui's picture
Jan.08.2013
My daughter went back to school today. Christmas break is officially over. I get to stay home, nevertheless I wish the Christmas season weren't over. Our holiday celebrations were far from perfect. And yet I loved them. The trouble began with the Christmas lights. The string of stars kept falling...
michael-seidel's picture
Dec.25.2012
We dug out our box of Christmas decorations yesterday.  We used to have four big boxes of Christmas items to decorate our house.  We've reduced that to one big box.  We'd pulled the big box out on the Solstice and set out some decorations.  Yesterday, we decided we wanted more...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.25.2012
I'm sitting with the cat, a cup of coffee and my laptop on Christmas morning. Husband and I shared a few moments before he left to conduct one more Christmas service today. Later we will take a long winter's nap before heading over to his sister's house for Christmas dinner with his extended family...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.30.2012
I've never been a parent.  It must be interesting to watch your children grow and change.   This is a time of year of gazing back toward childhood holidays. Those holidays were divided into two eras before I became a teenager, with the earlier era being me and my two sisters with my Mom...
lisa-jensen's picture
Dec.27.2011
Okay, it's too late for the Christmas ingredient blog challenge. But something happened this season that brought visions of Yuletides Past flooding back to me. A food columnist friend decided to make her first fruitcake this year, and, knowing that I bake, she asked if I had a recipre. Did I ever....
jennifer-niven's picture
Dec.24.2011
When I was seven going on eight, I began worrying over Santa Claus. This was because some of the other kids in my second grade class were spreading rumors about how Santa might not exist. To be fair, it’s something I had started wondering about in first grade. Sometime around Easter, I went to...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.24.2011
It's Christmas Eve and the cookies baked, the casseroles prepared, the house scrubbed from top to bottom. Presents wrapped and under the tree, and the stockings await on the mantle. As I sit gazing at the tree, I reflect on Christmas past-  my own childhood memories and memories of creating a...
jennifer-niven's picture
Dec.23.2011
Because I handed in the edited manuscript Wednesday, and because it is, after all, the holiday season, I’m giving myself a couple of days off to rest, recharge, and focus on Christmas. But I’ll be back to blogging about the book next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share one of my funniest...
annette-talbert's picture
Dec.23.2011
One of my favorite Christmas memories involves a phone call. My oldest brother had the brilliant idea to call one of his nieces or nephews each year on Christmas Eve from the North Pole. When my oldest was five years old, he received the special call from Santa. He had just finished his bath and...