Category Archives: Christmas Cheer

Adventures in Santaland

This Christmas I really wanted to be an elf. As in, a Macy’s Santaland elf. As a huge David Sedaris fan, I dreamed of wearing my elf uniform on the subway to work, à la Time Square’s Elmo or Mickey … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

Christmas is coming! Don’t worry, I’m prepared. I already have a tree. Not one of those fake, scratchy plastic ones from Rite Aid, noooooo. I have a real, live, delicious-smelling pine tree in my living room. Well, actually in my … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

I know, I’m a grown up. I should get a real Nativity set. But this darling Playmobil one was inexpensive, colorful, and has lasted for years. I had a couple friends over for a Christmas Eve dinner last night, and … Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas…

Dear Santa, I’ve been awfully good this year, and I hope it’s not to late to get you my wish list. Sorry this took so long. I still have to turn in grades from my community college course, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Santapplause

I wrote a Christmas play! My friend Amy Jensen organized a performance with her friend Nathan Christensen and me. She called it, “Santapplause,” as all three of our pieces related in some way to Christmas. Nathan has a Masters degree … Continue reading

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The Happiness Project

I picked up this book on a whim at the library, and I couldn’t put it down.  It’s written by a woman named Gretchen Rubin who spent a year trying to make herself happier. She worked on a new set … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree

“Charlie Brown called. He wants his tree back.” That’s what my brother Aaron said when he saw my little baby Christmas bush. You see, we come from Seattle, where Christmas trees are 6 feet at the low end, and cost … Continue reading

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