I'm sorry, but just how stupid is House Beautiful magazine? My December issue was in the mail today and again, no mention of Christmas. Does not even one of the owners of the houses featured decorate for Christmas? Do none of the interior designers they feature each December decorate for Christmas?
So once again I will go to one of the few bookstores in town that sell British shelter magazines and pay a dear price for the beautiful, Christmasy December magazines and save the glossy treats year after year so that I'll have a library of them for the day when all American magazines decide it's not PC to mention Christmas.
I am curious. Is all Christmas decor banned from the offices of House Beautiful?
No wonder design blogs have become so popular. I'll have to get my beauty inspiration from them and from the Brits. And I must not renew my subscription again, which is a shame because I love reading House Beautiful every month except for the December issue. I love their question and answer format, but I do not want to read about swimming pools in December. I want to see beautifully, seasonally decorated rooms.
Oh, for the days of that beautiful 1983 issue of House Beautiful when they not only featured Dee Hardie's lovely house festooned for Christmas but put her kitchen on the cover!
"Oh, but surely," protested Devon, "you're not planning to discard a lover just because he didn't like Christmas?"
"...I tell you I have discarded a lover because he didn't like Christmas!"
"Oh, but honestly," fretted Devon, "you couldn't exactly hold that the love of Christmas is an actual test of the soul's integrity?"
"It is at least proof ultimate of the soul's esprit!" insisted L. Lothrop. "And if a soul hasn't got effervescence enough to rise to Christmas how can you ever dare to hope it will rise to--anything?" she questioned hotly.
From a fiction story in the January 1925 issue of Woman's Home Companion