Happy Holiday of your Choosing

Hi Girlies!!!!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greeting, Merry Yule, Happy Hanukah, and a Happy Festivus for the rest of us!!

How many times have you watched A Christmas Story, today? I’ve lost count.  OH!! Tra la la!! My favorite movie is being played all day long!  Loves it!!

So, lean back in your new snuggie that grandma got ya, sip on your hot cocoa and relax, for today is the day that you get to enjoy my magical – Holiday of your Choosing – post.

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for this special – Holiday of your Choosing -.  Well, who doesn’t?  Presents are fab, Food is great, and watching your uncle get drunk off his ass is funny as hell.

My fondest – Holiday of your Choosing – moment was the year I got my Garfield stuffed animal.  I know I know… You’re shocked 😉  Well, I didn’t get into receiving leather whips and chains until I was much older and yet as lovely and RED as those memories are, my Garfield stuffed animal was the greatest –Holiday of your Choosing – gift that I had ever gotten.

I begged and pleaded for one.  I think I was 7 years old.  Maybe I was 6. I can’t remember. I was knee-high to a grasshopper… But I begged for him!! Begged and begged and begged!!  I wrote Santa nightly for my very own Garfield to cuddle with…. and then on Christmas morning… I opened my little eyes… woke my parents up at 2am… was told to go back to bed… got back up at a proper 5am…. was escorted down to the tree with my dad blinding me with his stupid camera, tripped over my brother and 

Queue the angel music
there it was… in all its glory and awesometasticness… there was the mighty tree!!

It was a brilliant live tree that was bought right after Thanksgiving with dead pine needles all over the floor and broken ornaments that my cats got a hold of and Mom just stuck back on the tree and a strand of faulty lights that just screamed ‘Fire Hazard’.  It was great!
Now, under that tree… Well, not really under it… more like beside the tree shoved in a corner was the greatest gift any child could have asked for….. no no no!! IT wasn’t a BB Gun like you might think.  My brother got that gift a couple years later and my sexist parents never graced me with a firearm.

Under the tree was a bike!

What?  I didn’t ask for a dumb old bike?  I felt jipped and robbed!!  I sucked it up and went all emo for about five minutes (to a 6 year old that’s like a couple weeks), quivered my lip and nearly broke down and cried.  I was devastated!!  Where was my Garfield?!! 

Well, packages were opened and hugs were exchanged and just like Ralphie and his Red Ryder… my clever parents (cough cough) I mean Santa hid my Garfield in a spot where no 6 year old child would hunt.  I think it was in the coat closet but I was a dumb old 6 year old and seriously was just hell bent on sulking about the fact that Santa’s elves were somehow evil and convinced him that I was a bad girl all year.
I mean I was an angel!! There was no one sweeter than me.  (Quit laughing!! hahahaha)

But… I got my Garfield, praised Santa, and even gave my brother a hug (this resulted in a fight but that’s another story)

I still have him, too 😉  For he was the greatest gift EVER!!!

Now girly girls… I feel obligated into giving you an awesome present.  Well, been talking to Domo lately and guess what?!!  He’s ready to come out of his little monster trailer and start helping me with the script to the next Twibite installment!!  Can you believe it?  So, be on the look-out for it this Spring !!

I hope all of you and yours have a very very happy –Holiday of your Choosing– .  Drink, be merry, and go watch Ralphie shoot his eye out.


Dear Reader,

I wrote this post like three weeks ago and did not realize what spectacular gifts I would be graced with this year.  I think I’m going to take it all back and say that my Garfield was the best –Holiday of my Choosing– gift that I ever got as a child.  My Secret Santa (are we allowed to say who it was, yet?) graced with an unbelievable O/S and a Fabalicious keychain that was just to NOM over.

Also, and I’m gonna get a little verklempt, here.  Fragile made one of my story ideas come true.  Please, please go check it out 😉  It made me Squee and Tear up 😉  Go, run, and fall in love with her  Blindward 😉 in her story titled “The Beauty Within”

Thank you girlies!! It’s been the best –Holiday of your Choosing– EVER!!

~ by erikasbuddy on 24 December 2009.

4 Responses to “Happy Holiday of your Choosing”

  1. Merry Christmas! This post is so awesome! I hope you and yours have the bestest Christmas 🙂

  2. Merry Christmas Greta!! This post was awesome, thanks tons for your work on this post.
    I read already your gift and I know it#s wonderful!

    I wish you a wonderful time with your family!

  3. Oh Greta!! I love how DOMO you are in your pictures!!! I hope you had a fabulous !!!

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