Posts Tagged: Christmas

An F.A.O. Schwarz Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think about F.A.O. Schwarz, a store synonymous with this season for me. My love for toys that remain to this day, was nurtured here. If it was holiday time, visits to this New York

An F.A.O. Schwarz Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think about F.A.O. Schwarz, a store synonymous with this season for me. My love for toys that remain to this day, was nurtured here. If it was holiday time, visits to this New York

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

My Not So Secret Christmas Story

To all who celebrate today, whatever you celebrate, in whatever way you choose to celebrate… I celebrate you! Thank you for taking the time to read my words, and hear my voice among the cacophony of voices out there. At

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

Not Always a White Christmas

A Black Santa? Who knew my local Rite Aid was so woke? Not just a white Christmas in my town of Huntington. Just a few towns over from my blue-leaning village lies a nasty patch of Trump country, where the

Stanley Labrador retriever

A Happy Christmas Tail

My dog Stanley has long had one favorite toy. Despite a large wooden toy box overflowing with bones, balls, and chewy playthings of all shapes and sizes, from the time he was a tiny puppy he has always gravitated to

Stanley Labrador retriever

A Happy Christmas Tail

My dog Stanley has long had one favorite toy. Despite a large wooden toy box overflowing with bones, balls, and chewy playthings of all shapes and sizes, from the time he was a tiny puppy he has always gravitated to

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Chinese Menu, Santa Claus

“Ma Nishtana” – Why Is This Christmas Different Than Every Other?

In anything but a normal year, how could we ever expect a normal Christmas? Christmas will feel different. The one constant we can count on will be Santa Claus who thanks to Dr. Faucci received his vaccine and will continue

Vintage Illustration WWII Xmas

A Merry Christmas to Those Who Serve

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the

Vintage Illustration WWII Xmas

A Merry Christmas to Those Who Serve

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Christmas Gifts and Guns

It’s hard to imagine today when mass shootings are a regular occurrence and cries for gun control, are going unheard, it was once so simple and easy to order a gun in the mail. Christmas catalogs have long been a

Hanukkah and Christmas

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

Hanukkah and Christmas

All I Want For Hanukkah is a Christmas Tree

As Hanukkah approaches, I share a little secret. Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbor’s wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbor’s holiday. Holiday cheer

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

vintage illustration WWII family home for Xmas

Home For Christmas…If Only In My Dreams

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’

Vintage illustration Christmas celebration

Jews and Christmas

Like many American Jews, I secretly covet Christmas. Though taught in the Ten Commandments not to covet thy neighbors wife, there was no explicit directive to coveting thy neighbors holiday. Holiday cheer for some Jews also includes a touch o’