Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

“The Victorians had some really strange ideas about what served as an appropriate Christmas greeting”

Christmas can be weird. You know it’s true. You can tell by this history of Christmas cards, covering the late Victorian era & forward. This is it for me this … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Tom Eliot tells a Christmas story

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The true spirit of Christmas 🎄

We’re all adults here. Let’s face it: most of us are going to have a really crappy weekend getting ready for the big day. If you have to leave your … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · 10 Comments

Room with a Scrooge

As Christmas slinks nearer (yes, I’m a Christmas curmudgeon), my mind revisits Christmases past and their striking anticlimaxes. Maybe you’re a sentimentalist and can’t bring yourself to admit that Christmas … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ulterior (loco)motives

My father was such a sentimental sap. We always begged for a train set for Christmas, and he finally delivered one, one year: a War Train. Oh, how seasonally inappropriate … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment