Comments on: Winter Wonderland http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:23:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Dr. Koshary http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-759547 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 20:01:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-759547 I have precious little appetite for Christmas songs. John McCutcheon’s song about the 1914 Christmas truce between the British and German trench lines, though, has always resonated with me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0LgjBauf70&feature=related

(Apologies for the sentimentality of the photo montage; I couldn’t find my favorite recording of it on YouTube.)

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By: undine http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-759466 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 17:26:01 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-759466 Happy Christmas, Historiann!

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By: Digger http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-759116 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 04:19:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-759116 -clinks glasses- Cheers, eh?

I think this holiday I am going to have egg nog with rum. Haven’t had one in years, and feeling a bit (yep, gonna say it) nostalgic. For egg nog and rum. Not so much on the homemaking lipstick thing… because nostalgia suggests a wistful longing and of all the things I might wistfully long for, homemaking and lipstick are not on the list. -shudder-

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By: Katrina http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758961 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 21:54:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758961 Happy Christmas to you, Historiann. Thanks for all the great reading, and a happy new blogging year ahead!

(and happy holidays to you fellow readers – I always like the discussion here in the comments)

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By: koshem Bos http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758891 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 19:02:40 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758891 Happy Holidays to all, wishes for employment for the unemployed, more deficits and and health and proper prosperity to family and friends, even more love for my grandkids.

Thank you Historiann for another excellent year of posting. Thanks to commenters for insight and variety.

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By: Tenured Radical http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758867 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:11:21 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758867 Looks like Comrade PhysioProf dropped by for a snort. Happy Hols, Historiann!

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758856 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:49:05 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758856 Glad you’re staying in the foothills this year, Historiann, but I do wish you could get a six inch white blanket (not slanket!) to crisp things up a bit. Bone dry and cold back here in Philly, but we can always hope. Hepcat and Hi-fi made me just think of a word once coined right across the river from here: Victrola!

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758854 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:42:25 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758854 Did anybody else hear the story today on NPR Morning Edition about how magical everything was when (white, middle class) women were mending clothes, cooking up nurturing meals, wearing red lipstick, and otherwise practicing the womanly arts of homemaking? I’m pretty sure this is all about economic insecurity and the great imaginary threat of the feminized workplace but still, gag me NPR.

The interview with Sally SInger, editor of the New York Times style magazine (you know, where the articles about women are found), was supposedly about the trend for homemaking nostalgia books. The last gag-inducing bit of the interview, repeated in the last paragraph of the article at the NPR website:

“Taking care of one’s home and one’s self and one’s friendships involve little rituals, and if we can just relearn those rituals, we can knit a civil society together in a different way that is both more meaningful and, in Jessica’s [the author of one of the books being discussed] word, exquisite.”

Right. Darning socks will totally fix the gender gap in computer science. Oh wait, that’s not the goal, is it? Gag me, NYT and NPR. And bite me too.

I think I will have a cocktail now! And a happy, just, winter holiday season to all!

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By: squadratomagico http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758817 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:36:58 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758817 We’ve been doing some cocktail explorations ’round here: my city seems to be having a cocktail moment, with lots of newish hipster bars offering some interesting drinks. And SweetCliffie and I recently got together with another couple and concocted some homemade orgeat, a yummy almond syrup used in certain sweeter cocktails, like a mai tai.

A great Christmas aperitif with an intense, somewhat bitter flavor and a lovely garnet hue is the negroni: 1 oz. each gin, campari, and cinzano; shaken, not stirred; garnished with an orange slice.

Enjoy the holidays! Hope your family gathering is warm and wonderful.

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By: Dr. Crazy http://www.historiann.com/2010/12/23/winter-wonderland/comment-page-1/#comment-758811 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:26:11 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=13664#comment-758811 Happy Christmas!

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