The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

My mother was first generation American. Her parents came from Denmark. So as I grew up, she would sometimes tell me Danish folklore, especially around Christmas. I was particularly fascinated with stories of the nisse. The nisse was an elf-like creature who lived on your farm, usually in the barn or the attic, and if …

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I just watched Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, one of my favorite Christmas shows, for what’s probably the 40th annual time. I wanted to do something festive because I’ll be working Christmas day. But being in a cynical mood, I’m noticing this year that this is actually a pretty cruel flick. It starts off with …

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