Christmas Stress: A Man’s Perspective

Christmas Stress: A Man’s Perspective

I take nothing away from the women in my life when it comes to the holidays. From coordinating all the family activities to preparing food, parties and gifts there is little that doesn’t get done by them and left untouched by me. But men too have plenty to stress over at Christmastime. I go back to that first Christmas Eve as an example of what men can have to handle. Consider Joseph’s plight: they were spending Christmas on the road, unable to find a place to stay and Mary was great with child. Consider the stress when she told him,Read more

Christmas at the White House

Christmas at the White House

Christmas of 1924 in the White House was a sad and glum affair. The new tradition of lighting the National Christmas Tree, started just a year earlier, was the last thing President Calvin Coolidge wanted to do. Though the event had enjoyed widespread publicity he simply lacked the heart to participate. It was only a last minute change of heart that made it come to pass. That Christmas President Coolidge and his family were still mourning the unexpected passing of his youngest son, Calvin Coolidge Jr. It was not the first nor would it be the last difficult Christmas inRead more