Christmas

Holiday odditities…hoddities?

on December 13, 2016

So I’ve been pondering holiday oddities–the unusual customs that families have in celebrating this time of year. I will straight up own mine as strange: I always wrap presents while watching The Lion in Winter. Have you seen it? If not, go now and shimmy up to your Netflix. It’s the ultimate family Christmas movie–if…

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In which you might want to make your house smell like Bellmont Abbey

on October 22, 2013

When the holidays are upon them, the Marches like to celebrate in style, blending old traditions with new excess. One of the oldest traditions for them is the making of seasonal potpourri. Here is Aunt Hermia’s own recipe to make your house smell like Bellmont Abbey from the novella SILENT NIGHT: Aunt Hermia‚Äôs Recipe for…

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