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What will family tree be?

Who prefers to bring a real, live Christmas tree home for the holidays? Who would rather haul an artificial one from the attic or basement? The debate of real vs. artificial has raged for years. My daughter’s school choir spotlighted it last week with the...

Winter break, but keep on reading

With Christmas break — or winter or holiday break, if you prefer — on the horizon, students and teachers alike look forward to time away from the classroom. Parents probably welcome a respite from busy school mornings and daily activities. Maybe time from...

Waiting for Christmas songs

Have you heard all of your favorite Christmas songs yet this holiday season? Let’s back track. Did you hear Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song” and “Hanukkah” songs (an online search revealed that he has four of them)? If not, the...

Nativity sets near and dear

Continuing a Christmas themed blog, the holiday’s religious aspect rings true for my family as it did during my childhood. Growing up attending Catholic school, the holy season of Advent and Christmas was observed. We attended weekly Advent services, lighting...