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Ludovic – The Snow Gift

Directed by Co Hoedeman – 1998 | 14 min

It’s winter in a thatched cottage, home to a family of teddy bears. The young cub Ludovic dreams of tobogganing but his parents tell him he’s too little. He invents wonderful games to share with a doll that miraculously comes to life. This tender tale evokes the cozy relationship between a child and a favourite toy.

January 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Picture-books in Winter

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Summer fading, winter comes—
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,
Window robins, winter rooks,
And the picture story-books.

Water now is turned to stone
Nurse and I can walk upon;
Still we find the flowing brooks
In the picture story-books.

All the pretty things put by,
Wait upon the children’s eye,
Sheep and shepherds, trees and crooks,
In the picture story-books.

We may see how all things are
Seas and cities, near and far,
And the flying fairies’ looks,
In the picture story-books.

How am I to sing your praise,
Happy chimney-corner days,
Sitting safe in nursery nooks,
Reading picture story-books?


November 16, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

First Winter Song

by Alfred Perceval Graves

“Take my tidings:
Stags contend;
Snows descend—
Summer’s end!
“A chill wind raging,
The sun low keeping,
Swift to set
O’er seas high sweeping.
“Dull red the fern;
Shapes are shadows;
Wild geese mourn
O’er misty meadows.
“Keen cold limes each weaker wing,
Icy times—
Such I sing!
Take my tidings.”


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Drive the Cold Winter Away


December 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

GREECE: Christmas Goblins

Greek Christmas customs & traditions: Kallikantzaroi (Christmas goblins)


During the year Kallikantzari are forced to live underground. Here, they spend their time sawing away at the pagan World Tree in hopes of bringing it down, forcing the earth to collapse in on itself and basically killing us and everything we know.


December 22, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Yule/Winter Solstice/Winter Festivals/Saturnalia

The Magical History Of Yule, The Pagan Winter Solstice Celebration


December 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

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