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A Very Mary Christmas

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Mary Payne, Staff Writer

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Thanksgiving is over, thankfully (pun intended). Unfortunately, we still have to suffer through Christmas. Perhaps worse than Thanksgiving, Christmas brings unnecessary joy that your crazy aunt takes advantage of with forehead kisses and cheek pinches.

Even though you only have a four bedroom house, all your family members from out of state think that it’s a grand idea to stay at your place for the holidays. That means you’ll be sleeping with all your siblings in your teenage brother’s room that hasn’t been cleaned in years and reeks of cologne and flaming hot Cheetos. Meanwhile your grandparents live in luxury in your parents’ room. The biggest room for two people? Sure, stuff all the siblings in one tiny room like sardines. Don’t complain either, because you need to “respect your elders.”

Next, your insane aunt and uncle arrive with a passel of kids that never sleep and are loud enough to make you deaf. You want to have a relaxing break from school? You want to have a nice holiday? You better rethink your plan, because that won’t be happening. Unless you find some way to get out of the house, your holiday will be very chaotic.

Remember those cousins? Of course you do, because you’re the babysitter. Why? Because you’re the most responsible. Sure, you’re responsible, but that doesn’t mean you can tolerate those hellions. You will never understand why parents, who wanted those kids, can’t take care of them. Just because they’re allowed to stay over doesn’t mean they get a free babysitter.

Just when you think everything is settling down, your other set of grandparents pop up out of nowhere. You were told that they were going to the Bahamas this holiday season, but no, they wanted to surprise you. At this point, all you want to do is jump out a window. These are just two extra things that will be crammed into the house, eating all your food and bursting your eardrums. Cheek pinches for everyone!

Sure, you love your family, but only for short amounts of time. It’s like the relationship with your older brother. You say hi, bye, goodnight, and good morning, but no more. You tolerate him. You’re not a little kid anymore. You don’t want to spend every waking moment with your family. You need alone time!

You don’t know why, but when December 24 rolls around, your heart grows three sizes, to quote a famous Christmas movie. You suddenly love every person in that house. You want to hug all your cousins, get as many cheek pinches as possible, and gather around and just love. Christmas has a type of magic that is beautiful. You’ll look back on this holiday and just laugh. Maybe. That’s what happens in the movies. Though it might just be because you know that, in no time, you’ll be back in your own room.
You let your love show, and now everyone announces that they just might as well stay for New Year’s! They should just say that they’re moving in! Why not? You don’t need your bed, privacy or the comfort of personal space. You act happy, but your mother gives you a look, telling you that she’s feeling the exact same way. She wants her bed back, too. At least someone is on your side.

Happy Holidays!

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