Here is our 12 step guide for surviving the holidays and (hopefully) feeling somewhat wiser.


Aphorism No.12

It’s tempting to get cynical about Christmas: it can be seen as a marketing trick that’s become a global institution. But like all institutions it’s a combination of good and bad. Everything that’s good and important gets caught up in all our less admirable instincts as well. It’s cheesy and commercial, but also heartfelt and affectionate; boring and awkward, but also peaceful and uplifting.