Think back about …

Holidaze

Do you love the upcoming holidays or does the holidaze season leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Some find December the happiest time of the year, while others feel annoyed or depressed. Do you see the holidays as spiritual or commercial or a bit of both? Think back… What were the traditions you loved or hated growing up? How did you celebrate holidays with your own family? What are they like for you now? Share your holidaze stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Christmas 1951
"I could remember beautiful kimonos and dolls and lacquered chopsticks and little girl’s tea sets that had come my way from [...]

Readers’ Choice

Back to December
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I get very grouchy this time of year. I hate going into any kind of store, because they are invariably playing Christmas [...]
Third Degree Burn
Last year at about this time I  burned the top of my foot.  It was very painful and looked pretty bad,  and so I went to the [...]
Early Thanksgiving
As I was preparing for Thanksgiving last month I thought about a Thanksgiving we celebrated several  seasons ago. That year [...]
Holidays Leave Me Overwhelmed and Nostalgic
I have no control over the holidaze. The only thing I can control is how I respond to it.
Birthday Co-Mingled
My grandfather was born in December in Russia. He didn’t know his actual birth date (no records were kept), so chose [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

Cousins

Cousin George or Cousin ???
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If I did have my DNA tested I am quite sure I would not find that I was related to George Washington
The Lost Cousin of Milwaukee
Linda had inherited my aunt's role as the matriarch of the family -- the unofficial historian and part-time yenta who always [...]

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Charity Begins At Home Redux (with apologies to Betsy)
I really do a lot of non-profit work and always have.  But, in many ways, I feel as if it was a non-choice given my upbringing..."
Prompted By Charity
Remembering Babyhood with Love
When I thumb through my mother’s attempt to memorialize my early childhood, it doesn’t really matter what she wrote or what [...]
Prompted By Baby Books

Think back about …

Holidaze

Do you love the upcoming holidays or does the holidaze season leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed? Some find December the happiest time of the year, while others feel annoyed or depressed. Do you see the holidays as spiritual or commercial or a bit of both? Think back… What were the traditions you loved or hated growing up? How did you celebrate holidays with your own family? What are they like for you now? Share your holidaze stories forward.

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