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Every year, I highlight a few of the ornaments on my Christmas tree and their stories. (That’s the hubs, putting the star on our tree last weekend.) This season is all about traditions and stories, and the tree in my living room holds many stories, old and new. When I was about six years old, […]

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We put up our Christmas tree last weekend, while listening to the traditional Christmas music: the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack, Elvis’ Blue Christmas, and some a cappella carols by the Robert Shaw Chorale – my husband’s choice. (They take him back to his high school days, singing carols with his show choir while wearing a […]

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We put up our big, beautiful Christmas tree this past weekend, listening to Elvis, George Strait and Charlie Brown while we did so (it’s tradition). My husband picked up takeout from our favorite Indian restaurant, while I unraveled and strung the lights. I am my mother’s daughter – I love small white lights, lots of […]

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We’ve hauled our tree and ornaments up from the basement, put on the Christmas music, and decked our halls. As per tradition, I snapped photos of a few treasured ornaments to share with you. Sweet Bethany sent me these red boots last year. They look just like my full-size red wellies. This bell-ringing Eeyore was […]

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The Christmas tree is up again, and I’ve been spending time in front of it every night, enjoying the soft glow and the lights glinting off my beloved ornaments. I shared some of my favorites with you last year and the year before, but of course I didn’t cover them all. So welcome to Round […]

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I posted last December about some of the ornaments I treasure, and look forward to unwrapping each year. (Does anyone else think unwrapping the ornaments to hang is like unwrapping a little pile of presents?) As J and I were decorating our Christmas tree on Sunday, I realized there were lots  I hadn’t shared with […]

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Inspired by Jana‘s recent post about her beloved ornaments, I’ve decided to share a few of mine with you. We are hurtling toward festivity around here, and I’m trying to make it through the last bits of work before enjoying TEN DAYS off. (Woo hoo!) Last week, we had people over three times in four […]

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My soul magnifies the Lord My spirit rejoices in God my Savior My soul magnifies the Lord My spirit rejoices in God It is the week before Christmas, that strange in-between time where real life continues even as we hurtle toward festivity. For those of us who travel long distances to celebrate, the holiday is […]

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Advent: now and not yet

I walked through Harvard Yard one evening last week, my breath clouding in the frigid air. The Yard is dark and empty at that time of day, but I was drawn by the sight of Memorial Church, a tiny light in its bell tower, illumined both by floodlights and the rising misty moon. I stopped […]

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I love so many things about this festive season: the traditional decorations and music, the fun of buying gifts for friends and family, the Christmas cards that show up in my mailbox,  the reverent preparation of Advent. I know Christmas is beset by commercialism these days (the sale emails are piling up in my inbox), […]

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