Congratulations to the winners of the Teenage Enthusiasm’s Best Holiday Season Ever Giveaway Alex and Amy!
Happy Boxing Day!
If you are in a country that celebrates Boxing Day, have a good one, and if you aren’t, still have a good one.
I find the day after Christmas to be one of reflection and thought, as we go over what has happened this year, what happened the day before, and how we want to spend the rest of the year.
My Christmas was particularly fantastic this year. I was able to be with my family (which is lovely since I no longer live at home) and goof around in our pajamas until the afternoon. We had delicious food and lots of laughs. We even broke our my grandad’s old book of difficult mind problems. My brain hurt afterwards!
Giftwise, I was equally as fortunate. First, you have to understand that ever since I was young and discovered Harry Potter, I have been wishing for all the books and movies. A few birthdays ago my grandparents bought me the entire series of books. But as much as I have asked, I have never been given the entire series of Harry Potter films. That is, until now. Now I have eight beautiful, glossy film cases that contain hours of Harry, Ron, and Hermione fun! I also was able to fill in the gap in my savings to finally purchase the Mac I’ve been dying to get. So expect to ring in Teenage Enthusiasm’s third birthday with a fancy new laptop! There were lots of equally fantastic gifts that will take up a whole post of me sounding conceited and spoiled.
And as great as all these fabulous gifts are, Christmas really is about the time with your family. This year has really changed my family dynamic and Christmas was the perfect way to go back to normal, if only for a few weeks.
Having moved away from home and to be now living with hundreds of teenagers, I have realized that you can’t take your family for advantage like I have my whole life. I am so fortunate to be so close with my family (few people are as close as me and my family) and to be with them during the holidays, I would do anything to do that every year. We have set traditions that I love and know I will pass onto my future family (you know, when I finally meet my dimpled British husband.) While some may not be able to have as wonderful a Christmas as I am, I hope that we can spread enough of the Christmas cheer that everyone understands that Christmas is a time of love and cheer, not gifts and pettiness.
As Hugh Grant said, “Love is all around.”
As this holiday passes behind us and we approach New Years, I hope that everyone will take the love that has become December and will finish the year out with a bang! We are all in preparation of resolutions, and it is best that we remember we can always start early. 2013 is going to end with happiness and love and enjoying the best out of life. That is my promise to 2013.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and were able to enjoy time with family or friends. I am ridiculously excited for TE’s third birthday and all of the exciting things that are coming with January (guest posts, a new segment from me, a new laptop, another term at uni, etc.)
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