If you’re on the traditional Orthodox calendar like we are, as of the posting of this episode you’re about 8 days away from St. Nicholas Day, and the feast of Nativity is starting to come into view on the liturgical horizon.

Waiting for St. Nicholas Day is not an easy task for children. For, us that means a daily countdown, incessant questions, planning and re-planning how and where to arrange our shoes, and endless debates about whether to leave some vegan cookies for old St. Nick. And if so, what are his favorites?