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Lucky 7 for December: ‘Tis the Season

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 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…

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READ THIS: A Chanukah Essay

No Comments 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…

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Happy Hannukkah, Chanukah, and Hanukah!

No Comments 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…

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Books for the Holiday Season

No Comments 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,…

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