Where are you Christmas… why can’t I find you… why have you gone away…

I haven’t posted in over two weeks. Two weeks. Two weeks is a lifetime on the internet.

The truth is, I just don’t have anything worth posting really. My life is basically been work, work, work. I haven’t seen Andrew in a week. The only thing I could share is the awesome amazing Christmas present for him, but since he reads this that would basically ruin the awesome amazing surprise. I’ve considered an outfit post, but (1) my outfits haven’t exactly been interesting or original lately, and (2) you would probably take one long and instantly think “Jesus, Shannon, don’t you eat anymore?!” Thanks to having the flu, what, four times now I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight (around fifteen pounds). So personally I don’t feel like showing off my resemblance to the crypt keeper on here.

So then, what am I going to write about?

I figured instead of writing about nothing at all, I would try and get everyone in the holiday spirit (okay, and me a little bit too) but sharing my favorite things about this Holiday season. I’ve always been a bit of a holiday Grinch, but there were certain things about Christmas that I didn’t mind. After preforming in A Christmas Carol senior year of High School (I was the Ghost of Christmas Past) I fell even in more in love with the story.

The Cast of A Christmas Carol–2004. Can you see me tucked up into the corner?

But one of my favorite renditions of the story has to be The Muppets Christmas Carol. And I am not ashamed to admit that I have this song on my itunes and listen to it constantly. It really makes me wish that as a group, we could have done a musical version of A Christmas Carol.

I dare you not to let this song get stuck in your head.

Now what other holiday stories chill my frigid, anti-holiday heart?

The Original The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

The Nutcracker.

Batman Returns

Okay, so I know technically Batman Returns isn’t a Christmas movie. But, it does take place around Christmas so in my eyes it counts. And of course there are tons of television episodes of my favorite shows revolving around Christmas that I crack out every year: Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Popular being some of the best. Besides these, I don’t really get into the whole Christmas thing. I’ve never even watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. I’d much rather stick to A Christmas Carol (almost every version, although the Kelsey Grammer musical version from a couple years ago was horrible.) I’m just trying to keep an open mind, get a bit of holiday spirit and get excited. Working retail obviously doesn’t help, but I can hold out hope that Santa has something nice for me this year. After all, I’ve been a good girl.

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