As you probably know, I am an anticipation junkie. To me, there is nothing better than the day before a big event. As a child, the best day of the year was Christmas Eve. I think I looked forward to that day more than the actual gift-opening on Christmas morning, which was always over much too soon. The only day better than Christmas Eve, was the day before, or as I called it, Christmas Eve Eve. December 23rd has still retained some of its magic for me and as an adult I have no shame in cheerfully wishing everyone merry. This year, since it is also my last day of work before the holiday, it feels doubly special. I can feel the excitement of five o’clock looming.
In honour of this personal moment of joy, I thought I would share some of my favourite holiday-related links from around the web.
If you haven’t seen this video yet, you are seriously missing out. I think I laughed all the way through.
Please forgive my bragging, but I have to mention that the brilliant creator of the video, the Talking Animals Guy is from my part of the world. And he is also donating 100% of the proceeds from his t-shirt sales to the Nova Scotia SPCA. Fantastic, right? While it’s probably too late to order one for the holidays, they do make great gifts for yourself. Think of it as a present to the animals. After all this giving, you deserve it.
If it’s ham skillets you are craving, check out this post on The Chronicles of Cardigan. She will show you what buckwheat, sugar plums, and dentists have in common. (I’ll give you a hint, they are all looking for homes for the holidays!)
On No Dog About It is a moving article about why dogs don’t make good Christmas gifts. The comments are just as good.
For more holiday tune parodies, canine style, I recommend checking out I Still Want More Puppies. I am not too proud to admit she is much better than I am at the skill. All hail the lyric-ripping master!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to take a nap before hitting the mall. As is tradition, I still have some shopping to finish!