I absolutely adore Thanksgiving. It's the only holiday I insist on making myself.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title hands-down.
That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?
From 1971 onwards the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer with barbecues blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
Every Christmas now for years I have found myself wondering about the point of the celebration. As the holiday has become more ecumenical and secular it has lost much of the magic that I remember so fondly from childhood.
During the holidays everyone needs a break from studying for exams and Christmas shopping. I wanted to put together a diverse tour that rocks in many musical directions but always points to Christ.
I'm so depressed. Christmas is the worst of all. Holidays are terrible worse than Sundays. I get melancholia.
Orphans dead parents lonely children at Christmas morose spoken word recordings everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
Christmas is the antithesis of Thanksgiving. Christmas is pretty much a man-made holiday.
Black Friday is not another bad hair day in Wall Street. It's the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday seen as the semi-official start of Christmas shopping season.
It's surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards or holiday cards including my atheist and secular friends.
Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely the frayed and the rejected.
Nothing says holidays like a cheese log.
I once wanted to become an atheist but I gave up - they have no holidays.
Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding then for your kids new houses holidays... We earn enough from football and sponsorships why do you need any more?
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas and like those holidays beyond their meaning a factor in our economy.
Once again we come to the Holiday Season a deeply religious time that each of us observes in his own way by going to the mall of his choice.
I don't need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children the sun the moon the roof over my head music and laughter but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled.
If it's a romantic holiday the only thing I need is my wife. We love quiet and calm places where we can't be disturbed. Neither of us likes being in busy places we would much rather stay in our hotel room and enjoy each other's company.
Mind you Roman Holiday - which is kind of a romantic comedy - is one of my favorite films and I think Audrey Hepburn is absolutely phenomenal in that movie.
There are a lot of Grinches out there that would like nothing better than to take any references to religion out of the holiday season.
I've just finished my next collection Possible Side Effects and I'm now working on a collection of holiday stories as well as a memoir about my relationship with my father.