A Traditional Christmas: Drunken, Subversive, and Pagan

This Holiday Season, when you hear people lament the lack of a traditional Christmas, ask them for some ale or cider while pondering who will play the Lord of Misrule. Because fornication, heavy drinking, and subverting the social order are what a traditional Christmas is all about. [Read more…]

Oh Lighten Up Christians, Christmas Is Kinda Sort of Pagan

Christmas is more than just the sum of its parts. Christmas is a great holiday today because it retains bits of ancient paganism and evolved into something more than just a birthday party for Jesus. [Read more…]

Holiday Traditions

A few ridiculous (and not so ridiculous) traditions celebrated at my house around the Holidays. [Read more…]

Dionysus at Yuletide

There are a whole host of deities that are honored in the early Winter, but in the customs and lore of Yuletide I always seem to find the face of Dionysus. [Read more…]

Things I Hate About the Holidays

Bah Humbug! I generally love the Holiday season, but there are always a few things about it that bother me. [Read more…]

Taking Back Pagan Things: A Yule Ritual

A ritual celebrating the pagan holiday traditions loved by so many people this time of year. [Read more…]

The Krampus

The world seems to be undergoing a full-scale Krampus revival, but where did he come from? (Hint, it’s not the North Pole.) [Read more…]

A Pagan Celebrating Christmas

I’m a Pagan who celebrates Christmas, I know that bothers a few folks out there but I think my reasons for celebrating it are valid. Holidays are what we make of them, and at my house we continue to make Christmas memories. [Read more…]

4 Things People Say At Christmas (That Are Most Likely Wrong)

The Holidays are a popular time for misinformation, and most of it’s spread with the best of intentions. It’s fun to think that Jesus and Horus are brothers or that Santa is more mushroom trip than Saint Nicholas, but that doesn’t make it true. [Read more…]

The Best Yuletide Cartoons

For many of us “Christmas Cartoons” are a part of the Holiday Season. The best Yuletide specials appeal to both adults and children, and often feature “Pagan friendly” stories and messages. From Rudolph to Krampus we pick the best Holiday cartoons! [Read more…]