Dec 19, 2014
Being charitable during the holidays. Dr. Xmas speaks with Kristen Parraz, Adopt-a-Family Coordinator from Adopt-a-Family L.A. Hear how this wonderful program works and how you can help.
Meet Dr. Xmas, your consummate holiday expert. Born on December 25th (we’ll save the year), the holiday has held a special place in her heart since she was a tiny tot. She’s made Christmas and all its festivities, myths and folklore her niche. Exploring Christmas—its joy and magic and what it means to those around her is where she puts just some of her unstoppable, bubbly yuletide energy.
Dr. Xmas has a life-long connection to Christmas as well as a passion for education and literature. She's a UCLA graduate in Linguistics and English, holds a degree from the Children's Institute for Children's Literature, and a Masters degree in English Education from Syracuse University. She is an educator, a writer and a business woman. Oh yeah, and in her spare time, she dabbles with a full-time job in advertising and marketing.
In her blog, and hopefully in her book someday very soon, she explores holiday themes, rituals and those crazy things we do each holiday season. Some of these you may have been wondering about for years, others well-who knew? All in the name of peace on earth and peace of mind: Why do we fill socks? What's with kissing under mistletoe and whose brilliant idea was it for making fruitcake anyway?
Her goal? To spread good tidings of great cheer and all things Tiny Tim to a sometimes too-busy-for-Christmas world. Whew! Now that's something worth striving for, don't you think?
Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all!
You can read, follow and comment on her blog at http://xmaskid.blogspot.com and