Posts Tagged: christmas

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It’s Not Too Late! Give a Rumpus Gift Subscription!

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Need the perfect last-minute holiday gift? Invited to a last-minute holiday party? Forgot about that Secret Santa present you were supposed to pick up? We’ve got you covered.

Purchase a holiday gift subscription to Letters in the Mail or Letters for Kids for your favorite family members—it’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long!

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Paper Trumpets #15: Puffy Has Something

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The images and text on this collage are from an old Christmas book called Baby's First Christmas, a short picture book published in 1983. I took the story text (about 100 words) and re-arranged it into a sort of dada holiday poem. ...more

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The Perfect Last-Minute Gift!

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Need the perfect last-minute holiday gift? We’ve got you covered.

Purchase a holiday gift subscription to Letters in the Mail or Letters for Kids for your favorite family members—it’s the gift that keeps on giving, all year long! Not to mention 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to our incredible Book Club, and 6-month and 12-month subscriptions to the equally awesome Poetry Book Club!

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Getting Drunk with Bob Cratchit

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Charles Dickens loves a good punch, and the alcoholic concoctions make appearances in many of his novels. The perhaps least fortunate of his characters, Bob Cratchit, drinks a punch made of gin and lemon. Although the text only refers to two ingredients, its likely referencing a much more complicated mixed drink—Slate investigates the recipe the Cratchits drank to forget their troubles.

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All-American Pan-Asian Chinese Food

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For Hyphen magazine, Jenny Lee writes about the all-American tradition of eating Chinese food on holidays, especially for immigrant families.

Not just any Chinese food, either—Lee favors the classic low-cost Chinese buffet, with its mix of foods from across and beyond Asia, all prepared in very American ways.

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Think you know The Night Before Christmas? Think Again.

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Alexandra Socarides gives a clear warning at the beginning of this article that she doesn’t want to ruin anyone’s Christmas, but you should probably read the original poem one last time before reading her breakdown at the Los Angeles Review of Books about what “The Night Before Christmas” really means.

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A Family Tradition

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“Maybe it’s the glow from the new miniature lamppost from the Caroler collection my brother ordered that literally cast my mother’s dolls in a new light or the realization that they’ve been with our family for so long, but I’m regarding the arrangement on the bay window sill of my parents’ house—their own and no longer in Germantown—with less skepticism this year.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 12/20-12/26

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This week in San Francisco, eat for a cause with Food Not Bombs, open mics at Amnesia and Kaleidoscope, Post-Impressionists at the De Young, and volunteer work gets fun at City Impact’s Christmas Block Party.

Monday 12/20: Joint Food Not Bombs in Union Square for a Sit/Eat against Sit/Lie.

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