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In the Loop: November 29, 2006 Archive

Reclaiming the holidays

Posted at 10:13 AM on November 29, 2006 by Sanden Totten

JanetandSusan.jpgWe had a great discussion at our gathering last night. Around 20 radio enthusiasts came out to help us hammer out ideas for the next episode of In the Loop. We were talking about the holidays, but we hit on just about everything from snow blowing to tap dancing.

Most folks agreed that the holidays are too commercial, so some have built their own traditions to celebrate the season. Oddly enough, a lot of them involved setting things on fire.

JeffandDavid.jpgOne less flammable example came from David VanCourt. He told us his family celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas all in one week. They pick a point in the year and gather all 58 family members to celebrate the spirit of those holidays, if not the actual days. Susan Plimpton and Janet Berry said they've stopped making guilt ridden New Year's resolutions. Instead they pick something they've always wanted to do and pledge to give it a try this year. Hence the tap dancing.

We here at In the Loop will be pondering over the conversation (and maybe setting some stuff on fire) as we continue to construct our next show. Thanks to everyone who showed up and shared their stories.

Have your own way of reclaiming the holidays? Join the conversation below!

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