How To Survive Christmas

A Grinch’s Manifesto

Photo by Andreas Avgousti on Unsplash

It was Rod Stewart that did it. Up until then, I was doing okay.

This isn’t my season. The lack of light. The shameless commercialism. The weaponized nostalgia. Everything harks back to some fanciful past that, if it ever existed at all, certainly wasn’t mine. I don’t have good memories of Christmas, or of much else…



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Ryan Frawley

Novelist. Essayist. Former entomologist. Now a full-time writer exploring travel, art, philosophy, psychology, and science.