Susanne’s Greatest Christmas Posts

Monday Author:  Susanne Skinner

Susanne is off today so I’m filling her regular Monday slot with a list of her greatest Christmas hits from this and previous years.

Christmas traditions are an important part of our lives. I see proof of this from our grown children, whose expectations for the holidays are rooted in our Christmas kitchen.If you are new to The Next Phase Blog, or just started reading Susanne’s posts, this is a good opportunity for you to catch up. Here is a collection of Suze’s Christmas posts about friends, family, cooking, the holidays and the way we celebrate Christmas. Her insights are wonderful and the poems are terrific.

Christmas Posts

Food and Cooking 

As everyone who follows Susanne’s posts knows, she loves food and cooking. Here are three of her posts dedicated to the culinary arts.

Military and Veterans 

Sainsbury's, Christmas Truce

A scene from Sainsbury’s film

Susanne has a particular interest in the military and that continues with Christmas traditions. Here are some she has participated in and one that happened before we all were born. Two of these posts are in verse. Why are you surprised? 

On Susanne’s Mind for December

Everybody loves cookies. A one or two bite dessert you can eat with your hands is the way to go.Suze’s regular record of what’s on her mind combine current events, books, music, movies, and recipes, among other things. Here are five of her December OMM posts. Did you mean to try making those cookies but lost the recipe?  Here’s your chance to find it again and head for the kitchen. Can’t remember that carol you wanted to sing? Listen to it again here. Lost your book list? Update it now.

Susanne should be back with us next week with new insights as we move into the New Year.

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About Aline Kaplan

Aline Kaplan is a published author, a blogger, and a tour guide in Boston. She formerly had a career as a high-tech marketing and communications director. Aline writes and edits The Next Phase Blog, a social commentary blog that appears multiple times a week at She has published over 1,000 posts on a variety of subjects, from Boston history to science fiction movies, astronomical events to art museums. Under the name Aline Boucher Kaplan, she has had two science fiction novels (Khyren and World Spirits) published by Baen Books. Her short stories have appeared in anthologies published in the United States, Ireland, and Australia. Aline’s articles have also appeared on the Atlas Obscura website. She has been an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1988 and is a long-term member of the Spacecrafts science/fantasy writers’ group. As a tour guide, Aline leads architectural and historical walking tours of the city for Boston By Foot, ghost tours for Haunted Boston and historical bus tours of the city. She lectures on Boston history and has appeared in the Boston Globe, as well as on TV for Chronicle, an award-winning television program that broadcasts stories of New England. As a lecturer, Aline has spoken at Brandeis and Tufts universities for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She has also addressed as service organizations and local meetings. She is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston and lives in Hudson, MA.

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