SS #30: Putting the Merry Back in Christmas
Today, the Scholé Sisters get real about Christmas. Mystie says we can be classical not just in our approach to education, but also in our approach to happiness. Does the classical tradition have something to offer us at Christmas as well? We talk about depression and grief, yes, but also bad attitudes and dangerous expectations, all in an attempt to encourage all of us toward a better Christmas. Christmas is important, because the incarnation is important. Let’s never forget what it’s all about.
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- Scholé RDA:
- A Monastery Journey to Christmas by Brother Victor-Antoine D’Avila-Latourrette
- Why Slow Reading Matters More Than You’d Expect (also mentioned)
- Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
- The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder (also mentioned)
- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- AmblesideOnline Year 10 (also mentioned)
- Topical Discussion: Putting the Merry Back in Christmas
- Morning Time As Happy Time (Mystie’s post from this summer)
- Your Morning Basket (Pam’s Morning Time book)
- Is There a Difference Between Happiness and Joy? by Randy Alcorn
- Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas
- Happiness and Contemplation by Josef Pieper
- Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper
- Amazon Prime
- Mere Motherhood newsletter
- Who is Cindy Rollins?
- Who was Maria Montessori?
- Charlotte Mason on meaningful crafts (NOT pea and stick work)
- Who is Karen Glass?
- Treatise on Method by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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