Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘Elf on the Shelf’ a holiday hit

As I wrote recently, the Elf on the Shelf has become a popular tradition with many young families–even though my niece’s four yeal old son had his misadventure concerning one. (See Elf on the Shelf Causes Chaos.) According to the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve is Mysterious, Magical, and Majestic

Christmas creeps up on us gradually, gains momentum, and ends with the most glorious message of all. It begins very subtly. You may see a clerk unpacking angels in August. By Labor Day a few candles and wreaths might be … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker provides a magical time

I have seen The Nutcracker about three or four times and am always entranced by its magic. I never grow tired of Tchaikovsky’s music and dancing ballerinas twirling in yards of tulle. However, the performance I saw this weekend held … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf Causes Chaos

How does Santa keep track of all those children and know who has been naughty or nice? Which girls and boys deserve the latest, hottest toys? Or, which ones missed their goal and will receive only coal in their stockings? … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls and Light Up the Bands

The Gahanna Holiday Lights Parade Is Tops The Gahanna Lights Parade is back by popular demand after a year’s hiatus. The parade route was packed with excited people of all ages and eager faces were brightly lit by the passing … Continue reading

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