Category Archives: Christmas

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And To All a Good Night

In this holiday trilogy that should be read around the fire, Lawrence Benner brilliantly captures the heart and soul of Christmas. Plus evil, redemption, and the lifting of veils. Continue reading

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A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Mistletoe Mishaps

Tom Gualtieri tells you why your kisses under the mistletoe are all wrong and how you can improve them. Continue reading

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Santa Claus by Thomas Nast.

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, and He is the Devil’s Minion

Is the Santa Myth good for kids? Continue reading

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INTO THE MORNING was created by Gerardine Clark, a faculty member at the Syracuse University Drama Department, to commemorate the lives of the 5 Drama students lost in the Pan Am 103 attack.

A Mind of Winter

Tom Gualtieri reflects on winters spent in Syracuse, N.Y.—including the tragic one in 1988. Continue reading

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Straddling the Dual-Holiday Fence

Jeff Nishball makes the case for Christmas, forsaking the Menorah for Santa, trees, glitter and tinsel. Truly all that shines is…. Continue reading

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All I Want For Christmas…

But will it make you happy? In Jennifer Kabat’s case, probably not. And why she doesn’t want presents. Okay some presents. Okay I want the thing that will make me… Continue reading

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Let Them Know It’s Christmastime Again

Learning from Jingle Bell Rock, Amanda Nazario discovers the joy of Christmas – and music. And Christmas music. Continue reading

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Song Beneath the Song: Xmas Edition

Greg Olear examines the lyrics of some popular holiday favorites. Continue reading

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A Philosopher’s Holiday—Does a Certain Morning Even Exist?

Sean Beaudoin astonishes his friends and family by refuting cynicism and embracing Claus. Continue reading

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Three Presents

Quentin Rowan’s tale of three Christmases, 1980, 1996, 2010 and how each comes back with Christmas past, present and future. Continue reading

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Sex Ed & Santa Claus

In which Zoe Zolbrod ponders what we talk about when we talk about sex to our children. Continue reading

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My Christmas crown, 2011.

I Was Thinking of You

Lauren Cerand enjoys Christmas. Continue reading

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