Lucky 7 for December: ‘Tis the Season

December 12, 2012 • No Comments ‘Tis the Season December is the month when we rediscover the timeless traditions of our families and the simple lessons learned in our childhoods. Unwrap the wisdom and joy of the season with these seven…


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Algonquin’s Guide to Gift Giving, Winter 2011

1 Comment December 14, 2011 • 1 Comment I always wait until the last minute to buy Christmas and Chanukah presents for my family. It’s not because shopping slips my mind, or because I forget about the holidays or my family, but mostly…


December 9, 2010

READ THIS: A Chanukah Essay

No Comments December 9, 2010 • No Comments December is one of my favorite times of year. For many of us, it means time to bring out the Bing Crosby songbook, time to unearth the scary Christmas napkins that look as if Santa‚Äôs…


December 15, 2009

Happy Hannukkah, Chanukah, and Hanukah!

No Comments December 15, 2009 • No Comments In honor of the fifth day of Chanukah today, it seemed appropriate to share an essay from How to Spell Chanukah . . . and Other Holiday Dilemmas. Edited by Emily Franklin, the book features…


December 10, 2009

Books for the Holiday Season

No Comments December 10, 2009 • No Comments One of my favorite parts of decorating the house for Christmas as a child was pulling out the stacks of Christmas books we kept with the ornaments. The tales of Clement C. Moore, The Grinch,…