Cocktails Bitters are back
From its birth in pagan transactions with the dead to the current marketing push to make it a “seasonal experience,” America’s fastest-growing holiday has a history far older (and far stranger) than does Christmas itself
THE HOLIDAY’S TRIUMPHANT RISE FROM AN OVERLOOKED AFTERTHOUGHT IS ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST SUCCESS STORIES.
Twelve classic holiday movies worth seeing when you can’t sit through It’s a Wonderful Life one more time
A vicious attack on a holiday favorite
A National Institution That Began With Buggies and Buckboards
Illustrated with late-nineteenth-century magic-lantern slides Together with a brief inquiry into a Christmas mystery
Year by year the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic grew thinner — but until the last old soldier was gone, Decoration Day in a New England town was a moving memorial to “the War”