The Maine 2010 Holidays: Stewart Engesser’s A Christmas Howl

text by Stewart Engesser For fifteen years or so, beginning in about 1987, Christmas Eve revolved around three wonderful things: Irish whiskey, corned beef sandwiches, and bellowing out songs of sorrow and disaster with the Connelly Brothers and their extended family of wizened, chain-smoking Irish malcontents. I was raised in a strict, sober Presbyterian household. […]