When you think of Christmas, mice might not be the first thing that pops into your head. Yet mice figure prominently in several Christmas stories. Who could forget the line in the 1823 poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”: “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”? Mice are featured even more prominently in […]
Archives for December 2012
It’s Oscar time at the movies, and that means important movies, serious performances, sweeping epics, and period pieces. It’s the time of year movie lovers who want films with substance relish. This year we are fortunate to have a bumper crop of great films that are also going gangbusters at the box office. The […]
For Christmas this year we started a new holiday tradition for my family by cutting our own Christmas tree. Apple Hill is a special place in Northern California that includes vineyards, pumpkin patches and apple picking in the fall, and many Christmas tree farms. I had my heart set on a Douglas fir, and after […]
On the night of our white Christmas, we found icicles hanging from the roof, illuminated by the light of the full moon. Magical!
As part of Reel Mama’s 12 Days of Christmas celebration, I’m letting my dear readers know about a wonderful winter-themed contest being brought to you by my the very talented actor friend Paul Howard. He’s giving you the chance to win a grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card and a second prize of […]