Christmas

I didn’t think a lot about gratitude growing up. That is, until the desire to maintain an old tradition motivated me to ask a new question.

Gratitude: A New Holiday From An Old Tradition

I didn’t think a lot about gratitude growing up. That is, until the desire to maintain an old tradition motivated me to ask a new question.

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'Tis last minute gift season.

Need A Last Minute Gift? A Book For Everyone On Your List

'Tis last minute gift season. With Christmas fast approaching, we are entering the oh-no-I-haven't-bought-a-thing-please-help era.

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Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase.

Inheriting My Grandma's Crèche Keeps Us Connected

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase. Someday I hope to pass down the responsibility to my niece.

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Surviving The Holidays As An Introvert

As an introvert, it can be hard to find a balance between appeasing your family’s needs while respecting your own during the holidays.

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I found clear parallels between Mawlid and another holiday back at home — Christmas. (Photo: Sabrina Toppa)

Mawlid: The Little-Known Muslim Holiday That Looks Like Christmas

Each winter, Muslims around the world mark the birth of the Prophet Muhammad during Mawlid, an annual holiday celebrating the prophet's arrival on Earth.

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A Letter To Santa, From A Jewish Girl

A Letter To Santa, From A Jewish Girl 

This is a letter to Santa, from a Jewish girl. Shalom Santa, Do you remember me? I love you, Santa, and I’m just wondering why we can’t be friends.

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But now the jig was officially up. My daughter knew Santa isn't real.

Why Telling My Daughter "Santa Isn't Real" Was More Liberating Than Sad      

The jig was officially up. My daughter knew Santa isn't real. Had I ruined Christmas? Destroyed her sense of childlike wonder? Killed her holiday spirit?

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Hanukkah — sometimes spelled Hanukka or Chanukah

Hanukkah Is Not Jewish Christmas

Both involve lights, a miracle, and fall on the 25th day of a winter month, but that’s about where the similarities end between Hanukkah and Christmas.

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