Jingle Socks, Ornaments, and “Handmade Holidays”

Jingle all the way! Many years ago, I owned a pair of super-tacky socks with a pattern of bells on them. Called "the Jingle Socks," every year I'd pop them on, call it "donning my gay apparel" and then decorate my Christmas Tree. Alas, they died a few years ago—my husband would say something different … Continue reading Jingle Socks, Ornaments, and “Handmade Holidays”

A Day (or Two) Ago

Every year for the past few years, I’ve re-written a holiday story through a queer lens, retelling it as a way to retroactively tell stories to my younger self that include people like me. The first year, I wrote “Dolph,” (a retelling of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer). Then I wrote “Frost,” (a retelling of Frosty the Snow-Man), “Reflection,” (a retelling of … Continue reading A Day (or Two) Ago