Category Archives: Christmas

Does Santa’s Sleigh Have A Weight Limit?

“I’ve set the radio at work to the station that plays non-stop Christmas songs,” Aaron revealed after taking a sip of his Snapple.  “I’ve got to tell you…not all of them are classics.” It was the first Sunday of December … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 4

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Ambrose was extremely ambitious when it came to her career.  No one knew it yet, but she planned to run against her boss in the next election. Once elected District Attorney, she intended to hold the … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 3

Bruno hated wasting another day of his long holiday weekend chasing down his neighbor’s missing Christmas ornament, but he really had no other choice. He had hoped that when he tracked down the skateboard punk in question, that would be … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Santa, Part 1

Detective Arturo “Chip” Bruno chose the day after Thanksgiving to do something that was extremely out of the ordinary for him. He smiled in public. It surely had something to do with his current company.  Bruno walked hand in hand … Continue reading

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Who’s Up For A Second Christmas?

Merry Christmas, Modern Philosophers! I had an intriguing idea, and I thought I’d break the monotony of my lonely Christmas by sharing it with you in a blog post. Normally, I’d label this a brilliant idea, but with the way … Continue reading

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Christmas With The Roses

I think I might have started a new Christmas tradition, Modern Philosophers. I had the day off, and planned to relax on the couch watching some classic Christmas movies as I enjoyed yummy holiday treats. That plan was derailed, however, … Continue reading

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Lies Christmas Told Me

It’s Christmas Eve, Modern Philosophers, and once again, I’m doing my best to navigate this confusing time of year. Right now, I’m all alone on this festive day, but I do have the day off and I’m watching Bad Santa, … Continue reading

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Where Are The Christmas Cookies?

I don’t miss being married, Modern Philosophers, but every year at Christmas, I’m reminded of something important I miss from my marriage… My mother-in-law’s Christmas cookies. Just thinking about them as I write this, more than fifteen years after my … Continue reading

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Stuff My Stocking And Deck The Halls

For a December day in Maine, it was rather mild.  There was snow on the ground, a chill in the air, and the running path along the river was quiet. The only two people around sat on benches on opposite … Continue reading

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Love Actually Is Coming To Town

I don’t have too many Christmas traditions at The House on the Hill, Modern Philosophers. I did hang my stocking and put out my stuffed Santa Claus from The Nightmare Before Christmas this year, but that will be the extent … Continue reading

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