Tag: Christmas

Happy Chanukah from the Village – Celebrating Through History!

I was holiday shopping at my local bookstore and was delighted to encounter Emily Jenkins’ “All of a Kind Family Hanukkah.” In the book, a Jewish immigrant family prepares for Chanukah in their Lower East Side Tenement in 1912. The

The Romp Family Christmas Trees

For many New Yorkers, buying a Christmas tree from a street side vendor is part of the holiday tradition, much like that snowy scene in “When Harry Met Sally,” when Sally negotiates a price for a tree and then hauls

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as conceived by Rankin/Bass.

Ghosts of Off the Grid Past

Traditions abound during the holiday season. For many, family and charity are top priorities, while for others, shopping is the order of the day. And for most cultures, food plays a large role in the gatherings and traditions of the