Hey Y’all! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, A Joyful Yuletide, Feliz Navidad, and Happy New Year to you and yours!

While this Season is my all-time favorite, number one, ridiculously giddy time of year, I do recognize that for some, the holidays can be heavily burdened with emotional consequences. For this reason, when I am in public, I do try to be mindful of the people around me. Not everyone wants to hear the delighted squeals of a grown woman karaoke-ing to EVERY. SINGLE. CAROL. [with or without harmony]. I am my own Hallmark (post homophobe, present “woke” version…

Kristen Barner

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