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…]

(More) Pagan Things Made by Pagans For Pagans

The (not quite) perfect holiday gift guide featuring Pagan things made by Pagans for Pagans! Perfect for the coven, grove, or circle that enjoys playing Secret Krampus! [Read more…]

Finding Pagan Space . . . In January

January can be a difficult time of year. Yuletide has ended but Imbolc is still weeks away. How does one find their Pagan center during Winter’s longest month? [Read more…]

10 Ways to Celebrate Yule

I’ve always thought of Yuletide as the “most Pagan” of all holiday seasons. So many cherished holiday customs have survived from pagan antiquity into the present day and Midwinter is full of Pagan and secular stuff that makes for great rituals and celebrations. [Read more…]

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