I realize this is going to sound like the Grinchiest thing ever, but I cannot wait for the holiday season to finally end so I can be rid of the infernal Elf on the Shelf that first darkened our home last yuletide.
As a politically correct, progressive family, we normally eschew such materialistic pursuits like the crazed consumerism of Christmas. However, we see your impending visit as a chance to celebrate the tradition of goodwill and generosity, especially if you're bringing new iPhones.
New York's 2015 holiday windows are as festive and fantastical as ever! People come from far and wide to witness the spectacular scene and the ornate window displays carefully curated to show off holiday spirit and the latest merchandise.
Reports from the North Pole indicate that Santa Claus, his elves and his reindeer will begin to wear body cameras in the remaining days leading up to Christmas.
Some make pilgrimages to find the first orange leaf of fall. But I am in search of December. North Pole workshops could be gearing up at this very moment. But that is secret stuff. Since I can't get a visitor's pass there, I've got a different plan.
Snowmobiled to the aurora borealis; snorkeled the Galapagos. Been there. Blackwater rafted New Zealand's glow-worm caves; communed with orangutans in Borneo. Done that.
It was a new species of hominids, primitive humans from about 15,000 years ago, reconstructed from a heap of fragmented bones found on site, including a skull and thigh bones belonging to a subject termed LB1.
The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.
The tales of the Loch Ness monster have spawned a booming tourist economy in Scotland. People can take cruises around Loch
I don't expect very much from Santa Claus these days. I mean, he's been a disappointment over the years. My desires are few--power, money, and fame, that sort of thing--but he's yet to satisfy any of them. So I tried downgrading my requests to world peace and the end of international poverty. But that didn't work either. He still didn't deliver. This year I tried to be more realistic. I had just a few simple requests. It's been a difficult year so Santa, this would have been a good time to give me at least something that I wanted. But no! It's Christmas Day and I got up early to check under the tree, and nothing.
According to The Atlantic Wire, the controversial re-building of the Álftanesvegur highway over Gálgahraun lava field has
It's 8:45 at night. Past his bedtime, but summer's nearly gone, so I've let him stay up late to enjoy the last few lazy August mornings. We've read stories, sung songs, and are snuggling contentedly when my 7-year-old son drops a bombshell: "Mama, what's Heaven like?"