Christmas

hold your breath

Over here in Spain, the excitement of Christmas is coming in the next days to one of its highest peaks. The children are expecting with anxiety the arrival of the…

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Illuminated windows

Over here, people decorate for Christmas the inner part of their homes and is not so easy to find windows with lights and other kinds of festive signs. It’s more…

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Christmas story

Clank, clank, clank…, the big billboard sounded dangerously battered by the cold wind. I was trying to reach my house at Second Ave with 79th Street. The metallic sound made…

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Christmas Chimney

Here in Spain, the tradition says that the Magi are the ones who bring the presents to the kids in Epiphany, January 6th. But that is too late, and the…

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Christmas lights

I’m late with my Christmas decorations at home this year. I probably will build a grotto scene starting today to have it finished next Sunday. I use to place the…

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Advent Calendar

For the ones who celebrate Christmas, today begins the Advent Calendar. It’s the time of preparation for the big feast of December 25th. When we were kids, we had an…

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The Three Wise Men

In Spain is tradition that the Three Wise Men, whose feast day is today, are the ones who bring the christmas gifts to the kids. Last night the Three Wise…

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Lost Nest

Now that my mom has passed away, her nest is empty. Her house, a meeting point for all of us, plenty of great remembrances, is now a sad and solitary…

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Dad’s angel

Every Christmas eve, my dad used to build a grotto scene in the living room with little figurines of st Joseph, the Virgin Mary, the Baby Jesus and the shepherds,…

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