I’m back home and making up my traditional end-of-semester sleep deficit. I’ll have a few substantive philosophical posts this week (I’m finishing the Eight Questions series before Christmas), but I will be supplementing with lighter fare for the holidays: unusual Christmas practices.
My boyfriend’s mother was surprised to hear I had any family obligations for Christmas, given that my entire immediate family are atheists. We do have some holiday traditions, however. There’s the traditional Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day. Just like Elena Kagan.
Before Christmas, we invite family and friends to our house to decorate cookies. I was pleased to have Tristyn of Eschatological Psychosis over this year. Along with typical Christmas cookie cutters like trees and holly:
We also have the less traditional, but ever popular America-shaped cookie:
And, of course, festive cookies can always be reappropriated for entirely different designs.