Merry Christmas

Santa Claus
photo credit: Grzegorz Łobiński

For those of you celebrating Christmas, enjoy it – and for those of you who don’t, enjoy it, too! It’s a day off, right?  In my household we’ve got an oddly extended holiday season running through our whole ethnic/cultural mix. Starting with Hanukkah (potato pancakes), through Christmas (here comes Rudolph and Santa), and through New Year’s (the biggest holiday of the year in the Russian secular tradition – Ded Moroz and Snegurochka) we use all of these holidays as an excuse to eat, drink and be merry. One of these years we’ll probably throw in Orthodox Christmas just to keep the holiday season careening along for two weeks.

Merry Christmas!

2 comments

  • What, no solstice bonfire??? We were lucky enough to be at our “country home” (i.e. the house we can't sell in a small town in another state) on December 21 and greatly enjoyed being able to have our fire to welcome the winter. Guess you can't do that in your urban area though; still, it's a fine holiday, too! As you say, any excuse to party is a good enough excuse for me. Enjoy it all!

  • What, no solstice bonfire??? We were lucky enough to be at our “country home” (i.e. the house we can't sell in a small town in another state) on December 21 and greatly enjoyed being able to have our fire to welcome the winter. Guess you can't do that in your urban area though; still, it's a fine holiday, too! As you say, any excuse to party is a good enough excuse for me. Enjoy it all!