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Christmases Past

How To See Christmas Through The Happy Eyes Of A Child

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

When I was growing up in the 1970s, the end of Thanksgiving signaled the countdown to Christmas. What a time; watching animated specials on TV, preparing speeches for the school play, drawing winter scenes of fireplaces and reindeer-laden roof tops, and making a wish list for Santa. They were the happiest days of my childhood.

Healing the Ghosts of Christmases Past: An American Holiday Story

Pythia Peay | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

Shaped like my father by the American mythos that the past is something best left behind, I fled home as fast and as quickly as I could. But as Dickens so well knew, family ghosts have a way of haunting the present.

Christmases Past: Readers Share Memories -- Good And Bad

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.19.2012 | Fifty

Christmases past, in most cases, have fewer ghosts than good memories. We visited with Julia Scheeres, the author of The New York Times best-selling m...