A Month of Christmas: Ornaments

A Christmas decoration is any of several types of ornamentation used at Christmastime and the greater holiday season. Christmas ornaments, baubles or “Christmas bulbs” are decorations usually made of glass, metal, wood, or ceramics that are used to festoon a Christmas tree. Ornaments take many different forms, from a simple round ball to highly artistic designs. Ornaments are almost always reused year after year rather … Continue reading A Month of Christmas: Ornaments

A Month of Christmas: The Christmas Tree

The teaching agency that I work for is located at a large shopping mall in the center of Phuket island, Thailand. For several years, a huge Christmas tree would be installed in late November directly outside of our entrance. Two or three years ago, this tree went airborne during a massive windstorm and pieces of it littered the nearby streets for quite some distance. In … Continue reading A Month of Christmas: The Christmas Tree

A Month of Christmas: Gingerbread

My mother was a remarkable cook. She particularly shined during the period between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, putting together awesome meals and delectable treats. Mom was a generous soul and our friends and classmates benefited from her culinary talents as she baked for endless school activities and neighborhood gatherings. As my birthday was smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season, I always got … Continue reading A Month of Christmas: Gingerbread

Christmas 2017 – The U.S. National Christmas Tree (1963)

The National Christmas Tree is a large evergreen tree located in the northeast quadrant of The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C. Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated as a Christmas tree. Every early December, the tree is traditionally lit by the President of the United States. Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has made formal remarks during the tree … Continue reading Christmas 2017 – The U.S. National Christmas Tree (1963)