Although we welcome Santa into our homes and hearts this time of year, carefully choosing his favorite cookies and waxing eloquent on the magic he uses to shove his girth into the chimney, we know very little about Santa in his role as aviator.
The war is the constant push of Santa to claim the holiday and the constant message of fear, self-protection, violence and the "look out for me and kind and shoot the rest of them" that opposes, negates and drowns out the good tidings of "peace on earth" among people.
With the holiday season in full swing, parents going through the divorce process should be mindful of the one thing that likely tops their children's wish list: for their parents to "just get along."
In our busy, hard and sometimes cold world, we have learned as adults that a belief in some kind of magic can help soften the edges. And as parents we can easily get caught up in the magic of the season, seeing those young eyes light up on Christmas morning.
Counter-intuitive as it may be for those of a particularly rigid faith, I marvel at the way ancient, pagan traditions can bring unexpected and quietly powerful meaning into the celebration of many Christian rituals.
Christmas is one of the most magical times of year, but if you're newly divorced, it can be a difficult holiday as well.
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My listening to Christmas music is usually limited to whateve...
Spreading "joy with toys" is a major part of what the holidays in America have become -- selling directly to children, without respect to limits, boundaries or even common decency. While completely shielding a child from rampant commercialization isn't easy, there are still ways to protect the essential blessings of childhood.
As I recently descended into sleep after a Messiah concert I thought of all the ways innocence is lost, the moral imperatives that attend these melancholy moments, mostly benign, once in a ghastly while inescapably horrific. Did it matter to anything in the universe?
While this is traditionally called "the most wonderful time of the year," it is also traditionally the most stressful time of year -- at least for many (if not most) of us. Here's a little something to relieve some of that stress and hopefully put a little more jolly in your holiday.
Today, I challenge our political leaders to read the Christmas story of God come to earth and born in a manger as a child of working-class parents, and then reexamine their own budget priorities.
While the Pope may have a vested interest in attempting to validate the historical accuracy of the stories of Jesus' birth, I think we misunderstand their intent by doing so.
For the nerdy foodie in your life, you can't go wrong with these 11 food geek gifts.
I'm not going to lie: the holiday season isn't much fun for the typical small business owner.
It's no longer hyperbowlic to say that we must stop the esculation of verbage malpractice from overpaid media pundints who engage in repeated mispronounciations. Too off ten, these incidences are allowed to perculate unchallenged in commentaries and innerviews.
With limited amount of time on hand, I used the seasonal cranberries for both flavors and color.