Tag: Christmas

Gumdrop the Elf’s Christmas Confessions
By December 12, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Gumdrop the Elf’s Christmas Confessions

My first job in Chicago—my first job as a college graduate, for that matter—was as a Christmas elf for Marshall Field’s in its final year of existence. My best friend and I drove here from Baltimore in a little Penske truck so that she could pursue her improv dreams at Second City. I tagged along as […]

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Two Stowaways in Santa’s Sleigh

Two Stowaways in Santa’s Sleigh

 Cindy: Slipper the cat is curious about a nighttime visitor to her house, Mr. Furry Boots, who has nice, soft ankles to rub and an inviting red bag to climb inside. Before you know it, Slipper is on her way to the North Pole, where Ms. Furry Boots “lets the cat out of the bag.” […]

Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, and More
By November 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 16–20 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, November 16 Passover: Festival of Freedom, by […]

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By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Going Dark in a Season of Light: Christmas Noir

Over on Booklist Online, Bill Ott takes a nontraditional approach to both the “Great Reads” feature and the idea of holiday entertainment. Yes, he has his own Christmas traditions (eating Steak Diane, drinking Santa’s scotch) and always appreciates a chance to watch Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn. But, Bill writes: On the other hand, there is something […]