AWOL Mincemeat

Like my mother, and grandmother before, I have taken on the festive ‘chore’ of baking dozens of tarts and several Tourtière. Over the course of the last couple of weeks of November and first half of December I pick up a few ingredients each week when we do our grocery shopping. Powdered almonds and seedlessContinue reading “AWOL Mincemeat”

Things to Cherish at Christmas

Certainly not a Christmas carol, but perhaps we can bend the rules a wee bit and hope that we all have health and happiness to cherish during this holiday season and beyond. Merry Christmas   DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions;Continue reading “Things to Cherish at Christmas”

“Merry Christmas” For Sure; But “Happy Holidays” Too

For the last few Decembers the political correctness folks have been having a field day deeming it incorrect to refer to religion when wishing people happy religious holidays. Huh? Yes indeed, no Merry Christmas, no Happy Hanukkah, ‘season’s greetings’ is the way to go. This year coffee giant Starbucks came under fire for not havingContinue reading ““Merry Christmas” For Sure; But “Happy Holidays” Too”

Christmas Commercials: Some Classic, Some Not So Much

Only one week to go; hit that shopping panic button! Lamentably when we think of Christmas it is usually in a non-religious aspect. You know, the commercial greed-driven exercise in consumerism. If there is a good side to this, it’s that the season of peace on earth and goodwill toward humans has spawned numerous fineContinue reading “Christmas Commercials: Some Classic, Some Not So Much”

Christmas in July

If you were a kid growing up in Montreal in the sixties and seventies you will no doubt remember a very popular radio announcer by the name of Paul Reid.  He did the evening show on radio station CJAD and had a very healthy following for many years.  Like many radio personalities of the dayContinue reading “Christmas in July”

Season’s Greetings!

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Season’s Greetings!”