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The Weird Ways I Know It’s Christmas

This year, I’m doing something different and spending Christmas with my new husband. While I’m super excited for his next great stuffed french toast concoction, it does mean that the days leading up to the big shebang feel a lot different. In years past, there would be the long drive to Dead Coal Mining Town, PA across large swaths of land where the only music on the radio was country. Today, nestled safely away in my own apartment, I have to keep reminding myself that it is Christmas Eve. The tree isn’t doing the trick. All the strange cues are gone, and I’m missing … Keep reading »

Missing Grandma’s Eggs On Christmas

I’m excited to be spending the holidays with my husband in our own apartment this year, but I’m nervous as well. Some things are familiar: we have the menorah next to the Christmas tree because of our jumbled-up religious backgrounds. Though, while the scent of pine needles and frying latkes are appropriately nostalgic, everything else will be new.

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What Are Your Favorite Childhood Holiday Memories?

Annika and I were just reminiscing about the Christmas of our younger years, and we agreed that the holiday has evolved for us, from revolving around anticipation and presents to focusing on family and thoughtful gestures. And the traditions have changed, too.

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