This time of year, it’s a tradition in our house to play Christmas tunes on my great grandfather’s music box. We shared this video of the music box with Chronicle readers during our publication’s first holiday season four years ago, and wanted to revive that tradition this year. Whatever you celebrate – Christmas, Hanukkah, solstice or the coming of a new year – we hope your holidays bring you memories worth chronicling.
Editor’s note: This is the third year that Myra Klarman, a professional photographer based in Ann Arbor, has graced The Chronicle with her charming photographs of the annual Main Street Halloween Treat Parade, when merchants pass out goodies to pint-sized princesses and puppies, ghouls and goblins. [Take a look at her images from 2009 and 2008 Halloween parades as well.] After seeing Myra’s photographs last year, one of our readers commented: “This makes me like our town.” We agree. Happy Halloween!
On Sunday night we enjoyed the fellowship of new friends over latkes and matzo ball soup and enjoyed the lighting of the menorah on the first night of Hanukkah. It was a delight to be included in the celebration of another household’s tradition, even if it’s not a part of our own. We reciprocate by sharing one of our household traditions this time of year. Video after the jump.