Even Protestants are Catholic on Christmas. Catholic means universal. We all should be universally awaiting and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior together.
The wrapping paper is tucked neatly in the recycling bin. The cookies grow stale, their once smooth, red-and-green icing chipping away. The tree, a fire hazard now, has stopped taking its water, though it still emits the faintest fir scent.
During the winter break, I got the opportunity to visit my hometown of Pakistan. Having lived in a tolerant community for most of my life, I had never been exposed to the notion of religious intolerance, so it was vastly befuddling for me to see the rage with which religious minorities are denied their religious rights here.
I realize this is going to sound like the Grinchiest thing ever, but I cannot wait for the holiday season to finally end so I can be rid of the infernal Elf on the Shelf that first darkened our home last yuletide.
Is "Last Christmas" about AIDS? Is it George Michael, or some other tragedy-stricken gay man, watching his love life fall apart from the keyhole of the closet door? Or is it just a tale of adultery and heartbreak between two placeholders.
At this time of year, many people give and receive holiday gifts. It's a wonderful opportunity to express one's love and care.
I had nothing to be blue about this season. Not really. True, only two of our five children could come home because the other three were going to ...
In Homs there are Orthodox, Armenian, Maronite, Catholic and Anglican Christians who lived happily together with their Muslim neighbors long before the birth of my adopted homeland. All preserved their rituals, culture and languages throughout the ages.
As much as I don't want to be like my mom, I've noticed that I also get anxious around the holidays. I get overwhelmed and feel like no one is helping me (my husband has very different expectations of the holidays and has a mom who did a lot herself).
I'm not sure exactly what it will look like yet. I don't know exactly what our traditions will be. But I do know I'll be working on figuring it out until I am able to give my children memories that they will cherish one day as well. I think I know how to start: by surrounding my family with the people we hold dearest.
Dear Virginia, It has been so many years -- 118 to be precise -- since you wrote a letter to a newspaper asking if there really is a Santa Claus. The...
I think on some level, as I aged, I began to attempt repressing my anticipation for Christmas because it was so agonizing to wait for the holiday to arrive. Without that anticipation, though, I realize that there's also much less joy come Christmas day. T
"A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot a...
The sun isn't up yet but everyone else is! The gifts are under the tree and the food is on the table. Family and friends will gather today to celebr...
Large population-based studies have demonstrated that Christmas and New Years are associated with some of the highest number of deaths from cardiovascular causes compared with any other time of the year.
Jackie and Jay decided to visit New York and ask people on the street to convince Jackie to watch their favorite Christmas movie. Do you think it worked?