Browsing tag: holidays

A Few of My Favorite Posts

by Kiersten Hallie Krum It’s that time again, Lady Smutters! The holiday craze has returned as it does every year. This year feels particularly frantic, with celebrities dropping seemingly every day (RIP Alan Thicke, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Harry Morgan!) and each new announcement from Washington another episode of stupefying ignorance and terrifying crazy. It

Nutcracker? Sweeeeet.

(Hello there, neighbors! It’s the Season of Deadlines in my corner of the world, but I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed this Tuesday morning. The Ovation network is starting the Tenth Annual Battle of the Nutcrackers next Monday. With that in mind, I’ve updated this classic Nutcracker post for your perusal and enjoyment. Enjoy!)

Get You Some, SugarPlum!

By Alexa Day So what does the holiday season mean to you? Is it about fireplaces, food and family? Is it about the tidal wave of giftwrap and bows? Is it snowflakes and sleigh rides? Is it celebrating the glorious male form? I know I’m not the only one leering unabashedly at these folks. There’s

The Holiday Craze

It’s Theme Week at Lady Smut as we gear up for the holidays and Lawdy, but they are fast approaching. Some have even already begun. Happy Chanukkah to all our Jewish readers! Hang on. Wasn’t it just January a minute ago? Let’s face it, the holidays are damn stressful and I’m not only talking about

Beltane, Baby!

by C. Margery Kempe Hey, who knows the Celtic holiday of Beltane? Traditionally considered the time when it was safe to return to ahem fornicating in the fields, there’s a lot of folderol and myth built up around the holiday that occurs in May first. Of course I want to get my oar in early

50 Shades of Love on Valentine's Day

by Kiersten Hallie Krum It’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday which tends to bring out the anti-Valentine’s Day posts or pro-Valentine’s Day posts, whichever is your poison. As a romance writer, and romance novel reader and vehement supporter, you’d think Valentine’s Day would be my Nirvana. Honestly, it barely registers on my radar and that’s okay. I’m not

Oh, So Merry And Gay!

By Elizabeth Shore Have you seen Lake Superior State University’s most recent annual list of banned words? If you haven’t, perhaps you’d best take a look so you’re not sounding like some dated geezer trying to be hip by using or misusing the following gems: BAE (you do know what this stands for. Right?) *

Bah Humbug

by C. Margery Kempe My birthday is next week and the present I got myself is returning to Scotland which is all the gift I really need. I understand the need people have to replay all those crap holiday songs — I prefer a John Waters Christmas. I know people will relive their childhood with

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