How Not to Make the Season Bright

An expedition to cut your own tree can forge indelible Christmas memories. But indelible doesn’t necessarily mean good.

A line of tall pine trees at night, with a starry, green-tinged night sky overhead.
Photo by Yun Xu on Unsplash

Some well-meaning people think that, if you’re down in the dumps at Christmas, there must be one magic bullet that will fix everything, one miraculous…



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William Shunn

William Shunn


Writer, poet and puzzle maker. Hugo and Nebula Award finalist. Author of The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. He/him/Bill.