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What Christmas Means to MeThe Christmas Season – Why don’t we value Grinch and Scrooge for themselves instead of the presents they bring? A lighthearted look at materialism and the media.The Christmas Tree Embargo – What if Canada cut off trees toMoreWhat Christmas Means to MeThe Christmas Season – Why don’t we value Grinch and Scrooge for themselves instead of the presents they bring? A lighthearted look at materialism and the media.The Christmas Tree Embargo – What if Canada cut off trees to the United States? Follow the chaos and delight that comes about as a result of the Christmas tree embargo.The Goods on Christmas – The story of a Christmas in-law visit gone horribly wrong in the breathless voice of the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. This is as much a treatise on North American Christmas celebrations as it is a story about a particularly cold mother-in-law and the frigidity of the northern winter.Giving in the Holiday Season – A plea from that most endangered species, the penniless professor. A tongue and cheek look at contract work in the paper mines.The Crèche Artist – Dianne’s favourite season is Christmas and her favourite task building crèches. Perhaps that’s why she is horrified to learn that someone is subtly vandalizing her work to make a strangely significant statement.They’re Dreaming of a Non-White Christmas – What if Aboriginal people in Canada woke up on Christmas morning with the greatest present of all? A story as much about our history as it is about our present.What Did Santa Bring Me this Year? – A meditation on materialism as much as it is about invisible gods, this polemic explores the connections between one fanciful story and another.Christmas is Totally Ruined – When a girl loses her brother on Christmas her reaction is anything but in tune with the season.The Best Present Ever – Frank wants to give his daughter the best Christmas he can in order to make up for the divorce and be closer to his remote daughter. When he finally finds a present it means a lot of work but it should prove to be worth it to see his daughter’s face light up as she sees the best present ever.