Christmas Season - Why don't we value Grinch and Scrooge
for themselves instead of the presents they bring? A lighthearted
look at materialism and the media.
Christmas Tree Embargo - What if Canada cut off trees
to the United States? Follow the chaos and delight that comes
about as a result of the Christmas tree embargo.
Richard - For some, Christmas is a time of rare opportunity.
Cindy has been planning for her holiday season for years,
and if everything goes right, her life will completely change
with the new year.
Christmas - Evan had the season wrapped up in his own
dreams of giving, but when a present drops into his lap he
realizes how paltry his dreams had been.
Goods on Christmas - The story of a Christmas in-law visit
gone horribly wrong in the breathless voice of the late Dr.
Hunter S. Thompson. This is as much a treatise on North American
Christmas celebrations as it is a story about a particularly
cold mother-in-law matched only by the frigidity of the northern
in the Holiday Season - A plea from that most endangered
species, the penniless professor. A tongue and cheek look
at contract work in the paper mines.
Crèche Artist - Dianne's favourite season is Christmas
and her favourite task building crèches. Perhaps that's why
she is horrified to learn that someone is subtly vandalizing
her work to make a strangely significant statement.
Dreaming of a Non-White Christmas - What if Aboriginal
people woke up on Christmas morning with the greatest present
of all? A story as much about our history as it is about our
for the Holidays - Being alone at the most family of seasons
is bad enough for most people, but for Ben, who sought solitude
all of the year, Christmas had always been a nightmare of
cheer and good will. This year would be different.
Did Santa Bring Me this Year? - A meditation on materialism
as much as it is about invisible gods, this polemic explores
the connections between one fanciful story and another.
is Totally Ruined - When a girl loses her brother on Christmas,
her reaction is anything but in tune with the season.
Best Present Ever - When Frank wants to give his remote
daughter the best Christmas he can, he labours for days just
to see his daughter's face light up as she sees the best present