Last year I posted an entry about St. Nicholas and the rather unsavory company he keeps. Child murderers, demons and hags (oh my). Well, the Krampus proved very popular, earning me another nickname that has stuck around throughout the year. The Krampus is a demon that, with the approval of kindly St. Nick, terrorizes bad … Continue reading Happy Krampusnacht!
I’m not sure how widespread the practice of telling, reading, and watching ghost stories is on Christmas Eve, nor when it began. The custom appears to be almost unknown to most of my fellow Angelenos — despite, you know, the most famous Christmas story, Charles Dickens‘s A Christmas Carol, containing new fewer than four ghosts. … Continue reading Christmas Ghost Stories On Film
The following entry originally appeared on the Amoeblog Austrian Eurodisco group Joy are scheduled to perform live in Santa Ana on 5 December Saint Nicholas Eve/Krampusnacht) at the Yost Theater. They will perform hits including “Touch By Touch,” “Hello,” “Japanese Girls,” “Valerie,” “Im In Love,” “Countdown of Love,” and more. Buy tickets now as there are … Continue reading Eurodisco Legends Joy Are Coming to Orange County!
It’s already December 5th again. Everyone knows that I’m obsessed with holidays and St. Nicholas Day is one of my favorites. Most people have heard David Sedaris‘ story about Santa Claus vs. St. Nicholas and maybe some of us know that he was a Greek bishop in present-day Turkey who became the patron saint of … Continue reading It’s the Eve of St. Nicholas Day