Yuletide Season

Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. You are probably familiar with the seasonal tradition of the Yule log and have likely heard the Christmas carol “Deck the Halls” lyric  “troll the ancient yuletide carol.” Today, “Yule” and “Yuletide” are largely associated with Christmas, but did you know the meaning behind Yule is quite … Continue reading Yuletide Season


Happy Throwback Thursday! Today we have a throwback to December 2016, a seasonal poem from the Darque Bard, Matthew Byers. Twas the Night Before Yuletideor Santa vs. the Reindeer Twas the night before Yuletide, and all through the landSanta Claus was preparing to make Christmas grand.He went out to his stables, his heart full of … Continue reading TBT: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE YULETIDE

DID YOU KNOW: Holiday Edition

Happy Monday! It’s time for Did You Know. ‘Tis the season for folks to argue over the use of the greeting “Happy Holidays!” But did you know saying Happy Holidays dates back to the 1860s? It’s true. Saying Happy Holidays during December is neither new nor PC. The phrase was used in newspapers and other … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW: Holiday Edition

TBT Christmas Horror

Happy Throwback Thursday. In 2016, the SSP Unsaintly Queen Lisa Vasquez had her story “Christmas Carole” published in the anthology Collected Christmas Horror Shorts: Book 1, an anthology she also designed the cover for. Christmas is often thought of as a time of joy and cheer, a time for giving to others, a time of … Continue reading TBT Christmas Horror