When I explain, at length, to people why The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a retelling of Beowulf, they always assume it’s some kind of in..
1. Eating an entire plate of Christmas cookies and then throwing them all up in the bushes outside is no longer considered cute.
This month, Minnesota is in suspense as to whether we’ll have a white Christmas. It’s a perennial question, even in the coldest state in t..
The Gävlebocken, or the Gävle Goat, is a 42.5-foot-tall goat made entirely out of straw that resides in the town square of Gävle, Sweden f..
For those who get high on the holidays, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is pure Maui Waui: there’s snow, there are patterned sweaters, the..
The critic Jan Swafford has pointed out that the genius of Bach’s music is apparent in its incorruptibility: arrange his Baroque compositi..
Mrs. Cratchit has good reason for being crabby about Scrooge: he’s abusing her husband and starving her family. Fred’s wife..