MGP on Christmas

December 25, 2010 MGP 2

Yes, that’s what some quasi-anonymous person wrote on my food delivery carton Thursday night before I got it. Thanks! I take it a few of you in Burlington might know of me or something. Anyhoo… I’m not what you call a Christmas person. Though, I think when some people read that sentence, they immediately and hastily jump to the idea that I hold some rabidly anti-Christian position — that, somehow, […]

Antique Holiday Krampus Postcards

December 6, 2010 MGP 2

from its Wikipedia entry: Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – it is believed that Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. Due to German and Austrian influence, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy. The […]