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Christmas With J.R.R. Tolkien: The Father Christmas Letters

What a find! At a yard sale a good friend scored a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Father Christmas Letters and she was good enough to give it to me. Published by his daughter-in-law in 1976 on the 3rd anniversary of Tolkien’s … Continue reading

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Christmas in July with J.R.R. Tolkien (1976)

What a find! At a recent yard sale a good friend (@RhonDawg) found a copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Father Christmas Letters and she was good enough to give it to me. Published by his daughter-in-law in 1976 on the 3rd anniversary … Continue reading

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My Santa Manifesto (Santa: Don’t Read This!)

This article appeared first in the Nov/Dec 2011 edition of Island Family Magazine. Few figures stir up as much controversy in certain circles as Santa Claus. You may find it hard to imagine why this jolly old elf inspires any … Continue reading

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My Santa Manifesto

I’ve recently published an article for Island Family Magazine entitled, “Santa: Don’t Read This.” It is a manifesto, of sorts, for why our home celebrates the Christmas season with Santa lore and sleigh tracking and all manner of silliness. C.S. … Continue reading

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