Category Archives: Christmas

Fixed No Fixed Address

This is my annual Christmas story. For an earlier short in this universe, see No Fixed Address. Fixed No Fixed Address copyright 2018 Entre le bœuf et l’âne gris Dort, dort, dort le petit fils Mille anges divins, mille séraphins … Continue reading

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Meditations On Scrooge, the Grinch, & Charlie Brown

For some reason, this year, I was struck by how important and yet misunderstood the characters of Scrooge, the Grinch, and Charlie Brown are. I felt a great kinship with these characters – not because I hate Christmas (I most … Continue reading

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Third Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episode 19 (Home for the Holidays)   So we come to the third Murdoch Mysteries Christmas special! It was delightful, but not as uplifting as the 2016 edition. It had beauty, charm, and comedy, but it … Continue reading

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Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet

Meditations on The Nutcracker Ballet Despite how ubiquitous The Nutcracker is around Christmas – its music especially, if not the ballet or story itself (in fact, some of the music even makes it into non-Christmas-themed commercials), I realise that it … Continue reading

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Let the Snow Fall

copyright 2016 The wind howled and shook the flimsy tent walls As the cold of winter gripped at her, No matter how many blankets and coats, No matter how tightly she wrapped them, Warmth was a faint and long-ago dream. … Continue reading

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Who You Are in the Dark

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 9 & 10 (Excitable Chap)(Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas) It may seem odd of me to combine these two episodes together. Excitable Chap is an ordinary episode and is set chronologically at the end of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day

“What’s going on in here?” a voice bellowed through the haze wafting through the kitchen. “The smokehouse is out round the side!” “I’m just cooking the bacon!” Daisy called back, fiddling with the knobs on the stove. “Everything’s fine!” “Well, … Continue reading

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