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BROOD

Robert Taylor on his thoughts and experiences as a young, black man in America

SPOTLIGHT

Maria Behan on rejoicing in a Blue Christmas and the gift that Robert Mueller is set to bring

BEHIND DOMESTIC LINES

Jami Ingledue on mom-burnout, the magic of Christmas, and how it’s not about the Elf

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Behind Domestic Lines

Behind Domestic Lines

Jami Ingledue on avoiding mom-burnout, creating a magical Christmas, and how it’s not about the Elf

Other Father

Other Father

James Prenatt on Holiday memories, family and the joy of one’s own home

Brood

Brood

Robert Taylor on his thoughts, conversations, and experiences as a young, black man in America

Healthy Holiday Boundaries

Healthy Holiday Boundaries

Drew Nelson on Catholic shaming of the LGBTQ+ community and avoiding religious holidays as an act of self-care

Soapbox

Soapbox

Mike Hembury on grieving the planet and the hope and inspiration in taking a stand

Not Another TV Dad

Not Another TV Dad

CL Bledsoe on his top tips for decluttering Christmas and the beauty of Oreos

Spotlight

Spotlight

Maria Behan on rejoicing in a post-election Blue Christmas and the gift that Robert Mueller is set to bring

Gaze

Gaze

Irena Ioannou on her three ways to overwhelm a mother at Christmas

Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Tim Clark on the apocalypse that is holiday shopping and his top five HAPPY HOLIDAYS songs

FICTION

Joanna Friedman

Joanna Friedman

Joanna Friedman’s short story ‘Wife on String and Other Wishes’

William Cass

William Cass

William Cass’s short story ‘If the Fates Allow’

POETRY

Stephen Mead

Stephen Mead

Stephen Mead’s poems ‘Ghosts of Christmas’ and ‘Christmas Card From Your Neighbor’

Parker Jamieson

Parker Jamieson

Parker Jamieson’s poems ‘November 27th, Every Year in Which I Can Remember’ and ‘At Niagara Falls in a Country that is Not My Own’

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