Archive for the ‘Holiday Traditions’ Category

Same procedure as last year, Miss Sophie?

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

In many, many German households, just before dinnertime on New Year’s Eve, everyone gathers around the TV to watch a black and white 1963 taping of the short British play Dinner for One. This comedic sketch is about a well-to-do English woman’s 90th birthday dinner. Birthday girl Miss Sophie seems to have outlived her friends, as James, her long-time servant, plays the part of all four dinner guests. Each course of…

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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Building a Reader

Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Christmas tree made of books

…when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…

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