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27 December 2015 @ 10:00 am
❅ Happy Holidays ❅  
This is a couple days belated, but Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who celebrated! If you didn't, still wishing you have had a wonderful and safe time during this transition before the new year. Mine was pretty lowkey, the preparations right before were more stressful than the actual event, because it's all about making the house presentable before people come over. Christmas Eve was nice, watched a movie (this year we chose Labyrinth) and ate dinner and opened presents. Christmas Day me and my sister went over to our father's to exchange gifts. So overall pretty normal, but the fact that Christmas has come and gone so quickly makes me reiterate my point that the holiday should be extended a bit more.

And now, another holiday meme taken from thefridayfive:

01. What presents did you get for the holidays?
Some fandom things, like DVDs, games and books, along some clothes, art supplies, and some surprise things from family that I didn't expect.

02. Is there anything you were hoping to get that you didn't get?
Of course, but the point of the holidays is that you should be appreciative of the things you do get rather than brooding over things you didn't. I understand the feeling of disappointment of getting something that is lackluster or not getting anything you asked or inquired for before, but the spirit of the holiday season is appreciating those who try and celebrating it with loved ones, even if you didn't get that expensive gift you wanted. Unless you're in an unfortunate situation where the simple things you wished for (like the love and acceptance of your family) didn't come true, that is understandable and I'm sorry that this is a dreadful time of year for you.

03. What is your favorite/least favorite holiday songs?
I love pretty much everything, honestly, with the exception of a few overly religious songs. But otherwise I love everything from contemporary to the classics.

04. When do you take down your holiday season decorations?
I'm the weirdo that often leaves them up throughout January (and half of February, if I can get away with it), the reason for this is that I just finished decorating days before Christmas and I want to enjoy the pretty decorations a little while longer.

05. What are your plans for New Years?
Just gonna sit back and chill, mostly.

So I'm just going to be chilling between now and New Years, catching up on shows and waiting out the crowds for after-Christmas sales.
Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Ayumi Hamasaki - Momentum
Profiterole_profiterole_ on December 27th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Happy holidays! <3
Julie: MLP ★ fluttershy - rainbow dashragnarok_08 on December 27th, 2015 08:39 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays <333
Kathleen: 3emeraldarrows on December 27th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays! :D
we can't give up. that's the deal.: halsey // performingomgpeyton on December 28th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
AHH you picked my favorite movie to watch! I've seen it more times than I can count. I have a movie sized poster framed in a gorgeous wooden frame, but because we can't nail anything into the walls, it couldn't come with me into my new room last year. Still sad about it!

We're pretty quick to take our decorations down but our tree usually sticks around until January as well haha!
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on December 28th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
I love Labyrinth, I rewatched that movie over and over during my childhood. I hadn't seen it in a while and it was the agreed film to watch (tied with The Last Unicorn, another favorite). I have all the dialogue memorized and I sing along with the songs, and if I could I totally would love to mimic Sarah's wardrobe, from her basic jeans and white top to that fantastical 80s white ball gown. I love that movie so much. ♥

I just can't bring myself to take everything down as soon as the new year starts, not immediately anyway. I took all that effort to decorate, it should at least last several more weeks. I can't help it, I love Christmas and the weather doesn't start acting like winter here until mid-January anyway. Heh.
R.: time has a way of throwing it allnemophilist on December 28th, 2015 11:44 am (UTC)
I do think that for the amount of hype surrounding Christmas, it ought to be like three days or something.
Renée: Inara Serra. Radiance.rogueslayer452 on December 28th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
It really should be extended so people can fully appreciate the holiday, rather than be rushed through the hyped consumerism that happens beforehand, and then the lull that happens afterwards before New Years. It's kind of why I like that I celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I get a chance to enjoy both days.
Laerynlaeryn on December 28th, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays! :D
Chelsea: Winter → Hot Chocolatesictransits on December 28th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you had a nice Christmas! =)
Kimsaturnsdaughter on December 28th, 2015 04:21 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you had a nice holiday with your family. :)

Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on December 28th, 2015 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I hope you had a nice one, as well. ♥
Christina: me- the flower of lifefly_meaway on December 29th, 2015 08:29 pm (UTC)
Christmas should definitely be extended a bit more- I agree with you on that. I'm glad to hear that you did enjoy your Christmas even if it was over so quickly. And it osunds like you got some awesome presents so yay for that :D

I can so relate to your answer to 4. I do tend to hang up the lights early and then leave them up with the whole "they're just lights" argument which totally works ;) And yes- being able to enjoy your decorations a little longer is a great reason to keep it up!
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 1st, 2016 05:06 pm (UTC)
I love string lights for that very reason, they're neutral and easily justifiable to leave up year round than everything else. I manage to leave a couple of them up all year because a.) I'd rather not deal with putting them all away only to take them out again, and b.) because they're too pretty. :)
Northern Wanderermidnightwhisper on December 30th, 2015 01:34 am (UTC)
I agree. The holidays, specifically Christmas, should be extended a little. Might make it a tad less stressful! Merry be-lated Christmas to you!
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 1st, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
It should give people a chance to relax after all the last minute shopping and preparations. I love the holiday season, but our culture tends to get a little carried away with all the commercialism and consumerism of it all without really paying attention to the smaller things. Just allow people to sit down, chill out and enjoy holidays without all the stress.