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The Greatest Gift Of All: No More Head Cold! Thank You Santa.

You don't want to see what the reindeer look like. Trust me.

For the past week and a half, I've had one of those ultra-annoying head colds that can render a person completely useless because you're far too preoccupied with draining gallons of snot from your skull every five minutes to get any real work done. Fortunately, it's Christmas Eve and the I have finally defeated that bastard head cold with an onslaught of orange juice, soup and honey-lemon Cold Eeze drops. I was starting to worry I wouldn't get to finish my big He-Man & She-Ra: A Christmas Special article on time, but I managed to wrap it up in the last 24 hours so I hope you guys enjoy it. While Halloween will forever be my favorite holiday, I really like Christmas a lot with its inherent cheesiness and I wish I could've enjoyed it more this month. But hey, it's never too late to start.

Now that I'm healthy again, Re and I are going to the grocery store today and we're going to attempt to make some of her favorite Ukrainian family recipes: Cheese Rolls (blintzes) and Pierogies. It's like I'm trading a cold for a buttery heart attack. If that food doesn't finish me off, I have a ton of Christmas cookies and candies to surely get the job done.

I'm also happy to report that I finished all of my Christmas shopping on time as well. I swear, I feel like I'm single-handedly keeping in business this year. That's not to say I haven't braved the real world retail shops. Despite all the ridiculous people traffic, I always venture out to the stores at least a few times come December each year. There's just a certain charm about seeing all the holiday decorations and every "As-Seen-On-TV" product known to man resurface around this time of year that makes it all worth it. I know it probably sounds absurd, but Christmas time is one of the few times of the year that can even make a trip to CVS sound like an exciting adventure.

Anywho, whatever you're doing this Christmas, I hope you all have a spiffy one and thanks again for spending some o' your holiday season with us once again. I'll be back in the next day or two so we can all discuss how we made out with Christmas gifts and strategies for getting rid of those nasty fruitcakes among other things. Now if you'll excuse me, I've just popped in Billy Idol's "Happy Holidays" album and there's a box full o' limited edition Peppermint Crunch Junior Mints with my name on it. Christmas is awesome.

Survey #1: Are there any special holiday meals in particular you plan on making or indulging in?

Survey #2: What holiday movies are you definitely gonna be watching during the next 24 hours?


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King Credo on 12/24/2008 5:16 pm

I have to eat some serious Christmas Crunch this year. I don't care what everyone else is eating. If I-Mockery has taught me anything it's that uncommon cereal comes first.


Camden (Guest) on 12/24/2008 5:21 pm

I will probably be watching Bob Clark's Black Christmas, and maybe (and I know this choice makes no sense whatsoever, but I fgure it works since I watched it last year) David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.

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Mental Pooperscooper on 12/24/2008 5:23 pm

Proto wasn't exzgerrzting on that Good cop-Bad cop...Oh well I agree, Christmas is awesome

#1:My family pretty much has a second Thanksgiving feast every christmas, turkey pumpkin pie etc. and we get a lot of homemade candy (Gotta love Grandma).
#2:hmm...I've been watching the various movie marathons all day, and I'll probably end up watching A Christmas story...does Friday the 13th count as that one almost invariably fills me with cheer, I would watch Jack Frost but I cant find it, Oh well, Merry Bergermei...Christmas Right Merry Christmas

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captain516 on 12/24/2008 6:31 pm

I finally tried those Hershey Candy Canes you reviewed a few years ago, They were delicious. I'll be having that, and probably Turkey.
I'm not really going to go out of my way to watch a movie tomorrow, so we'll se.

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XtinaxFan on 12/24/2008 7:03 pm

For some reason Christmas morning is the only time we ever have bacon so thats my festive food. bacon.
We always have a Bond movie on at Christmas in the UK so i always watch that, also The Grinch, and the Queens speech is always something I enjoy... never watching. Channel 4 or E4 always has an awesome top 100 Christmas (insert here) countdowns this one was moments [and Do they know its Christmas was no1.]
Have a happy Christmas everyone, and glad to hear you're better Rog nothing is more crap than being ill on christmas.

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Silver on 12/24/2008 7:59 pm

Answer #1: We eat the same shit every year on holidays: A barrage of tamales. Not that I complain about it, as they are tasty and I don't eat them every day, but my family could try a different thing for a change on the 25th...

Answer #2: I suppose that I can make an effort and track down Jack Frost so I can finally watch it in all its glory.

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MissEvie on 12/24/2008 8:50 pm

We will be having grilled salmon and wild grain rice with steamed veggies. Black Raspberry pie.

watching "A Christmas Story" right now. Then if i can track down the orginal charles dickens scrooge I will be watching that.

Have already watched frosty and rudolph.

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Ronin S on 12/24/2008 9:24 pm

Glad to hear things worked out in the end for you. I have Chinese and Caribbean relatives, we we're eating curried duck, oxtail stew, honey barbecued pork and other strange delicacies.

What North Americans call fruit cake, is known as rum cake in our family. And if you were to taste our traditional recipe, made without those crappy cheap sulfate laden dyed fruits and real sundried fruits and quality ingredients, you'd have more respect for it.


AIF (Guest) on 12/24/2008 10:25 pm

Holidays are always a little weird for me because my parents are Jehovah's Witnesses. But my friend and I are probably going to have dinner with them and my mom's family. Lamb, I'm sure, so this little vegan will be eating side-dishes. Lots of peas. One holiday food that I haven't had yet though, is some nog. God, I love nog. I have to go to a specialty health food store to get Soy Nog, though. Damn you Stater Bros.!

And hopefully my boyfriend will come back from Hannukah with his family in time to join the rest of us in seeing The Spirit. Good times (hopefully.)


Punisher Fan (Guest) on 12/24/2008 10:34 pm

I'm going to see the Punisher Warzone for the third fucking time. Nothing like seeing some asshole get a shotgun to the fucking face. Merry Christmas bitch!


Number6Faye (Guest) on 12/24/2008 10:41 pm

Merry X-Mas to you, RoG! Glad to hear that your enjoying yourself for the holidays! To answer your questions... 1) Well, we had lamb for X-Mas Eve, but we're having turkey on X-Mas Day, since we had duck on Thanksgiving...we're thinking of trying rabbit and quail for New Years. >D ("I love animals - that's why I love to kill 'em.") 2) I watched the first Jack Frost earlier this month (I supposed to be studying for finals - but I just couldn't resist the lure of evil-killer-snowman hilarity!), along with the first part of Jack Frost 2, then Home Alone the other day, MST3K's "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" episode just today, and am planning to watch Home Alone 2 at 5:30 on X-Mas Day...because I haven't gotten up early on Christmas since I was about 8, so I'm making up for lost time. XD
[p]By the way Mental Pooperscooper, I would totally say Friday the 13th is a holiday-ish film! If it brings you cheer, then I say it counts! :3

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peteTHEheat on 12/25/2008 12:06 am

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a must see. As for the food my ma always makes her delicious cheesy hashbrown casserole that is always a hit. Then we usually either have a ham or a turkey as well, this year we had both. The turkey had a very good sausage stuffing.


Flarekatana (Guest) on 12/25/2008 12:24 am

Colbert Christmas, the greatest gift of all
and Supernatural christmas special
and fried chicken(maybe) because in japan everything is advertrising fried chicken. there is NO explanation.

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Fear N Loathing on 12/25/2008 10:16 am

The Dining Facility is putting on one hell of a spread, but I got me a "Purple Motherfucker" to drink, which is a half liter of water, and a half liter of 100 Proof vodka. Mixed with a shitpile of Grape Kool Aid, hence "Purple Motherfucker" as it's purple, and it gets ya drunk as a Motherfucker. No food but some beef jerky to go with it as I don't want to fuck up my buzz... Baghdad and Christmas is just WAAAAAAAAAAAY too depressing. The only good news is I got some new Porn "Dirty Sluts #43" which is on the 'watch list' for later!

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Pentegarn on 12/25/2008 4:11 pm

Survey answer 1: Ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham ham and um... ham

Survey answer 2: Watches "It's a Wonderful Life Christmas eve like I do every Christmas eve and I will likely watch A Christmas Story today at some point

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greenimp on 12/25/2008 5:59 pm

question 1: yup, fresh ham and turkey

question 2: dident have anything particulaly in mind, but i ran across a really funny french movie on sbs called "the three kings"


fat rodman (Guest) on 12/25/2008 6:13 pm

1. glazed ham, mashed potatoes and buttered rolls. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man, nothing better.

2. the dark knight and trainspotting.

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Geminate on 12/26/2008 12:18 am

I'm happy that you're happy. :) I guess I'll skip that cyanide cap after eating an entire cheesecake while watching some dorky Christmas special.

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Aduross on 12/26/2008 12:48 pm

We had homemade Chinese food on Christmas eve and Christmas. My crazy Grandmother kept us up all night on Christmas Eve and I ended up opening my presents at around 5:00 am. Then I watched "A Christmas Story" for the first time and went to bed. Around 10:00 am I got bit by my dog, breaking the skin causing it to swell up a bit. Everyone got up around two in the afternoon and we spent the day looking for something worth while to watch, but none of the old Christmas special were on which was disappointing. We'll probably rent them next year.

Anyway, I've had better Christmases, but it had its good parts.


Holly Martin (Guest) on 07/20/2010 1:25 pm

Fruit Cakes are the specialty of my grandmother, she bakes lots of fruit cakes.*;-

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