Christmas

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

Out Of The Ordinary: Christmas Treasures

I think about the unseen Christmas treasures hidden in my holiday to-do list, in the boxes of ornaments and in the cupboard filled with décor.

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The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

I Refuse To Spend Christmas With My Family & I'm Happier For It

The Christmas travel was taking more and more tolls on our bodies, and we were getting grumpier every year.

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Few things are morally sacred in this world, but Santa Claus is one of them.

Christmas Is Sacred

Every holiday season, my younger brother Dusty tries to get the family to watch Christmas horror movies. Few things are morally sacred in this world, but Santa Claus is one of them.

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That Christmas Eve in Vegas changed me for life.

Christmas Eve Alone In Las Vegas       

That Christmas Eve in Vegas changed me for life. I’ve tried to remember not to deny myself the things I love about the holiday.

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I turned away from all things that mean the holidays to the average person. I was alone with myself.

What I Learned When I Spent Christmas And New Years Meditating         

Once I registered for the ten-day course, it dawned on me that I would spend the holidays alone, meditating. I was also leaving behind parts of myself.

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I remember the Christmas that completely killed our childhood wonder.

Exchanging Old Christmas Memories For New Ones       

My sister and I aren’t the only people damaged by Christmases past. We're taking back the holiday and building new Christmas memories.

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Christmas was my family’s escape.

The Year Of The Christmas Tree

My mother was desperate for a tree, for a successful Christmas morning that brought joy and hope to our family after a year of hardship.

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My Family Doesn't Celebrate Holidays, But I Do 

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are nearly here. So, what do you do when your family doesn’t celebrate any holidays whatsoever?

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