Home For the Holidays

Okay, so this post should actually be called something along the lines of "Still Home and It Just Happens to be The Holidays" since I live in my parent's basement. Yeah, I know. But the title just flowed nicely so I kept it.

Winter break was always such an exciting thing for me. From getting out of school, to snow, to Christmas. But, as we all know, the older you get, the less magical this season is.

My feelings have changed drastically for the snow. I'd pretty much pee my snowsuit when I was little if I got to go play outside, where I'd usually I'd just end up eating the snow. I had this thing for devouring snow. Sometimes I still do. Just kidding. Why would I do that...

Now the snow is nothing more than a big white blanket of misery.

Another thing about winter break that is no longer as awesome as it once was, is the day when school finally lets out.

As a 9 year old, this was the best day of the year, because it meant that I no longer had to wake up at the crack of dawn for school. Instead I woke up at the crack of dawn to play in the snow.

As a college student, the day that school lets out is just the first day of a two-week-long nap to prepare for the next semester.

The nap usually covers Christmas day, as well. When I was younger, I was lucky to catch even a little sleep the night before Christmas. Waiting until I was able to wake my parents up on Christmas morning were some of the most intense hours of my entire childhood.

Now that me and my siblings are older, it's definitely not as exciting.

Okay, so I don't sound like too much of a scrooge, here are some things that actually do put me in the Christmas spirit.

THIS SONG: Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing The Little Drummer Boy.

Also, people doing kind and charitable things. Appreciating what I have. Spending time with family. 2000 miles by the Pretenders. Um...Fairytale of New York, by the Pogues.

Okay, so three of those are songs, the latter of which is just two people insulting each other.

But seriously, have a really great holiday season, everyone.