Phyllis Beveridge Nissila
To lighten your spirits this holiday season, here is my gift to you: a “stack” of posts from Christmases past drawn from family stories.
From November 25, 2012: A little boy, a mall Santa, and The Big Opportunity.
From December 8, 2012 (little sister Nancy’s story): An Alaskan road kill, a winter weather anomaly, and a big clean-up job on the back porch.
A Mid-Winter’s Tale from Alaska (Where Men are Men and Road Kill is for Dinner)
From December 23, 2013 (big brother Greg’s story): A budding five-year-old engineer, some lead tinsel across a set of toy train tracks, and Divine Intervention.
Christmas 1953 (snap, crackle, sssssssssss)
From December 16, 2014: A heartwarming annual cops and kids Christmas-shopping trip, pizza feed, and wrapping fest–with a handcuffing demonstration by popular demand.
On Good Cops, Gifts, and Big Hearts
From December 23, 2015: A young soldier, a Santa photo, and a hand made sign for Mom.
The Christmas Soldier
From November 9, 2017: (Little brother Andy and Phyllis couldn’t resist this) A Hallmark Christmas Movies plot summary.
It’s Never Too Early To Enjoy Some Christmas Mirth: Every Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Ever
From December 12, 2017: (Little brother Doug’s story). A couple of mischievous five year-olds, stolen rhubarb, and a lesson for the ages by Mrs. Brown.
On Mrs. Brown, Rhubarb Pie, and (Christmas) Gifts
Images of gift boxes from the public domain.