Browsing All posts tagged under »Christmas«

A Pre-Holiday Gift to Readers

October 3, 2016


It’s never too early to start gearing up for the holidays, especially nowadays when Halloween blurs into Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving blurs into Christmas and all of that blurs into the end of life when we realize that we have forgotten to put out the trash or hide embarrassing photos we have stashed away somewhere. Life […]

4 Crafts for the Holiday Season

July 18, 2016


Life in the Boomer Lane has discovered the perfect way to mentally bypass the anxiety-inducing current political season. Thanks to this guest post from Debra Lewis, LBL can zip right into thoughts of the holidays. Hopefully, the holidays will still be there by the time late fall arrives.  Debbie Lewis is an aspiring  writer, mother, […]

Panasonic Home Team: The Best Free Christmas Present for Grandparents and Grandchildren

December 10, 2015


  When Life in the Boomer Lane’s Only Daughter moved to London, LBL was crushed. Then, OD got pregnant, and LBL imagined that her grandchild would grow up never knowing her. Worse, he would have an English accent and would make fun of LBL’s vaguely Philly accent. When the baby was born, LBL decided to […]

LBL’s Favorite Things for Holiday 2015

December 3, 2015


  In deference to Oprah’s Favorite Things for Holiday 2015, Life in the Boomer Lane has decided to share with you a handful of items she believes are worth spending your money on during the holiday season. And the bonus is that you don’t have to run to the mall to get them. We’ll start […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 2, 2015


  Christmas used to wait patiently until the day after Thanksgiving to make its appearance. But, like all other major sports, it has dramatically lengthened its season. It now bursts onto the scene the day after Halloween, accompanied by its own music and glitter.  In the near future, Life in the Boomer Lane fully expects […]

Being Hanukkah in a Christmas World

December 14, 2014


(I’ve written several posts over the years, about being Jewish at Christmastime. I’ve just about covered all angles and decided to give myself a break this year.  I’m re-posting an old piece. If you’ve seen it already, fee free to do something more worthwhile, like standing in an endless line at the post office or […]

How to be A Jewish Boomer and Still Celebrate Christmas

December 16, 2013


  Jews throughout history have devised clever ways to horn in on the Christmas holiday. They have, like Life in the Boomer Lane, married Christians. They have created their own traditions which usually involve going to the movies and/or eating Chinese food. They get trees and festoon them with blue ornaments and call them Chanukah […]