(Mostly) merry Christmas tales from Paul Theroux, Maile Meloy, Gary Shteyngart, Caroline Alexander, and others.
Then what to my wondering eyes should appear, but an odd little atoll and great birds with no fear. A slightly unusual holiday in the far Pacific.
How I learned the secret of Santa Claus’ annual visit.
A break from life in the East Village finds family and holiday spirit, intertwined as ever, in America’s heartland.
Opening presents is all well and good, but it’s the anticipation and promise of Christmas Eve that makes the holiday truly magical.
She’ll be home for Christmas—you can count on that. But whose home? Her mother’s? Her father’s? Her stepmother’s? Her grandparents’? Her boyfriend’s? The author confronts the now-classic holiday question.
Ancient stones and much-loved stories yield both hints and guesses about Arthur and his Camelot.