Winter Celebrations

Origins & Traditions ☃ Yule Logs

Yule was the name of the ancient winter festivals held by the indigenous Germanic people of Northern Europe. In fact on the modern calendar, yuletide lasts for the period between late November and early January. The word “Yule” has several suggested origins, including Old Norse mid-winter festival “jól” and the […]

♬ My Merry Playlist

Ever since I was a child, my mom would play The Ray Conniff “Merry Christmas” album (among others) throughout the Christmas season. Eventually, when I got older, by mid-November, I would be the one who would to start off the seasonal record-playing. This really starts me off for the season. I’m […]