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Is Christmas Really a Family Holiday?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

John is like that eccentric uncle who says and does things that keep us hiding our face in shame. He dresses in camel hair. Camel hair? Who in their right mind ever dresses in camel hair? And consider his favorite snacks: Wild honey and locusts. Locusts? Yes, locusts. They were eaten by the very poor who lived in the desert.

A Look At The Tiny, Magical Depictions Of Jesus' Birth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.21.2014 | Religion

Mary, Joseph and a host of shepherds and magi gather around the infant Jesus where he lies in a manger. They are figures in a critical moment of relig...

Baby Jesus: Not Welcome Here

Cheryl Moch | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Cheryl Moch

I can admire your trees and your lights in this dark season and your Santa with his merry laugh. But it all gets too serious when I see that manger with its empty cradle waiting for the birth of a baby whose horrible death will be blamed on me.

Feral Cats Boot Out Baby Jesus in Brooklyn

Joel Sucher | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weird News
Joel Sucher

How dare they? Hardly sacrilegious given two cat lovers, Annette and Susan Amendola, welcome the incursion; after all they own the vacant lot on Va...

My Meshuggah Jewish Christmas

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

What's with the elves? All they do is make toys all year? What kind of a profession is that? You call that a career? Some of them could have been doctors or lawyers. By now, they could have a house in the Hamptons or a condo in Cabo.