First Lines for the Holidays

Welcome to First Lines for the Holidays. December has more than just the Christmas holiday. See my posts on December Celebrations for some of the celebrations held this month.   For this First Lines Friday, here are a selection of first lines from science fiction and fantasy books that include or are about the holidays.… Continue reading First Lines for the Holidays

Holiday Quotes to Get You in the Spirit

December holidays are plentiful and different and yet… they each offer more than shopping, and gift getting, and partying. No matter which day you celebrate, here are some holiday quotes to get you in the spirit. Happy Bodhi Day A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew… Continue reading Holiday Quotes to Get You in the Spirit

The Most Special Month

Welcome to December, the last month of the calendar year. As I thought about the posts for this month, my thoughts turned to December as the end of the year. But it’s not just an end. According to some, this is the most special month of the year. The Most Special Month of Holidays It’s… Continue reading The Most Special Month

17 Celebrations during the final week of December

It’s the end of December but not the end of the holidays, feasts, and celebrations. December 24 Christmas Eve The evening or the entire day before Christmas is a time of many traditions and celebrations.  Many attend a special midnight service commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Some fast this day and feast after the… Continue reading 17 Celebrations during the final week of December

10 Celebrations During the Third Week of December

Continuing my exploration of the holidays and celebrations in December here are ten celebrations held during the third week of December.   December 17 Saturnalia An ancient Roman winter solstice festival in honor of the deity Saturn. Festivities continue until the 23rd of December. Historically this festival was celebrated with sacrifices, a public banquet, private gift-giving,… Continue reading 10 Celebrations During the Third Week of December