I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
How do you stand on the spectrum of holiday cheer? In Scrooge (or Grinch) terms, are you pre- or post-reform? The last-minute photos by our Contributors seem to send mixed messages.
On the one hand, Professor Animal Chaos, who is known for his Grinch-like statements, sent us this cute kitty. Millie, his sister's cat, has her own advent calendar, which, appropriately enough, has a cat on it. We suspect the Prof secretly likes kitties and puppies and all manner of nice things. He just thinks it's letting down the headbanger side to admit it. We've got his number.
On the other end of the joy spectrum, Icy North posted this view of the train schedule on Twitter. When I asked if we could use it, he replied, 'I can’t imagine why, but please go ahead!' It's to point out that many people may be finding all the mad holiday rush a bit hard to handle. To them we say: we hear you. Expectations may be too high. There are still only 24 hours in a day, and this time of year, most of them are in darkness. Chill. (It's cold, anyway.) Don't let the cheerleaders get you down. Smile vaguely at the frenetic holidaymakers and keep in mind that tomorrow, you get to stay home. If you don't have kids, you can even sleep in. Make yourself a Cone of Silence somewhere and commune in peace. Drink your favourite beverage. Relax with a good book or video. Remind yourself of the blessed fact that this madness won't start again for another 11 months. This, too, shall pass.
Most of us are probably somewhere in between bliss and exhaustion. We might even be somewhere off the chart, like Paigetheoracle's punk, there. One thing unites us, though: our passion for the weird and wonderful. Which is why you're really, really going to enjoy this holiday issue of the h2g2 Post. It's like the old Afri-Cola slogan, Alles ist in Afri-Cola! (including, presumably, the odd old boot). This is a truly Afri-Cola issue.
We hope all this fun reading will add to your holiday enjoyment. Remember: there's still time to tell us about your spying adventures! Send your Stuff to postteamhg-at-gmail-dot-com! Next week, we'll tell you about a new challenge for January. But that will be another year, so enjoy this one while it lasts. Open your presents, drink your eggnog, and think good thoughts. Try to avoid the word 'Brexit' if at all possible!
And have a Happy (Merry) Christmas!
|DECEMBER AROUND THE WORLD|
What went wrong?
THE STRANGE FAMILIARITY OF EARTH
We Three Dromedaries.
Yarn bomb alert.
Meanwhile, in the US.
|LITERATURE 'N' STUFFZ|
How to Prevent Cursedmas.
Urban Shaman (IV).
Merry Christmas, fellow spies.
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