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…Sip and Savor

Today is National Cocoa Day. This sippable, sweet indulgence is the perfect beverage for the season.

Now before you get any fancy ideas about enjoying some hot chocolate today you should know that holiday isn’t until January 31st. Yes, there is a difference (Hint: it’s in the powder).

Technicalities aside, topped with marshmallows and paired with a cozy sweater, I mean is there anything better than a mug of cocoa? Read the rest of this entry

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…Check Yourself

Happy Monday! More importantly, happy two weeks until Christmas!

With everything that needs to get done, Mondays are extra “special” this time of year. You get the thrill of a fresh, new week mixed with the joy of an incomplete shopping list.

I get it. It can be hard to show your very best, merry self when Monday gets in the way. With that in mind, here’s your weekly pep talk with a bit of holiday flair.

Prepare to have a holly, jolly beginning of the week…whether you like it or not.

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…honour Christmas in our hearts

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For a storyteller, inspiration can strike anywhere at any time, and in the case of Charles Dickens in “The Man Who Invented Christmas” that process is put before us in the most fantastical way imaginable.

For many I imagine Charles Dickens is a name only, sure it’s connected to some of the greatest books of all time, “Oliver Twist,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Hard Times,” and I could be here for days, I think you get the point. But at the end of the day, he’s merely the name on those dust jackets.

This magical tale which weaves together history and a few more fantastic elements begins with Mr. Dickens (Dan Stevens) in dire straights following the flop of “Martin Chuzzlewit.” What? You haven’t heard of “Martin Chuzzlewit”? Read the rest of this entry

…Kramp Your Style

Happy Krampusnacht! Although, to be honest there’s nothing happy about it.

For those unfamiliar with the Krampusnacht, or Krampus Night, tradition, you’re in for a terrifying treat.

If you’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Feast of St. Nicholas tomorrow, let’s just say it’s no coincidence that Krampus arrives the day before Jolly, Old St. Nick. Read the rest of this entry

…Shop On

Happy Sunday! With only 21(ish) days shopping days till Christmas, lazy Sundays will be a fond memory from now until 2018.

To those who have had their holiday shopping done for months, good for you. Some of us enjoy shopping surrounded by twinkling lights, holiday tunes, Christmas trees, and hundreds of stressed out shoppers, but you do you. Read the rest of this entry