Christmas at the edge of the abyss

Laugh, laugh at the dying of the light

(c) 2008 Eric Mueller under a Creative Commons license

I’m no goddamn ray of sunshine, but I do know some people — grown people, at that — for whom Christmas is a gleeful and unmixed blessing (not the emotionally fraught gauntlet it is for some of us) and an occasion for high festivity. These people actually volunteer to host Christmas parties, and revel…

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