A Holiday Wish List from Someone Who Doesn’t Really Like the Holidays

True confessions: I am not a Christmas person. Nope, Halloween is my holiday! It’s not that I don’t enjoy ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, there are genuinely some aspects of the holiday season that I love: homemade butter cookies we make with my Great Grandma’s antique cookie press, hot chocolate in front of a fire, decorating a big bushy pine tree, hanging out with my siblings… Making my dog wear adorable sweaters! (Cute dog+cute sweater is like my kryptonite!) But when they start putting Christmas items in stores before October has even begun and airing commercials for Christmas sales it kinda makes me¬†wish I was a necromancer or mad evil scientist so I could unleash the zombie apocalypse the day after Thanksgiving on all the insane ‘Black Friday’ shoppers. I despise how commercial Christmas is, and hordes of holiday shoppers are practically zombies already… Yes, I know, it’s practically Grinchy! (Maybe if I put Santa hats on all the zombies?) If it was left up to me, I’d totally skip the nightmare of holiday shopping and I’d stay home enjoying a big cup of tequila spiked hot cocoa (add a pinch of cayenne for an adult version of Mexican hot chocolate!) and binge watch every Christmas horror movie ever made, starting with that perennial favorite, “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”

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Mortified Nation


I watched one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen this week, Fangirls. It instantly became a favorite. It’s about a brilliant idea of a live show, what it ends up delivering, and what it means. Mortified Nation tells the story of adults, and the ghosts of their hilarious childhood selves.

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Movie: Kiss Me (Kyss Mig)


It’s no lie, Fangirls. I love cheesy dumb movies. Honestly, I love to judge & poke fun at them and their predictability, but in the end I really do fall for a crappy love story. But why do all these love stories involving same sex couples always have to be so forbidden? I’m not sure if movie producers understand how same sex relationships work, it’s not all hidden lust & forced to be temporary. I hope for the day that a gay couple is shown without all the emphasis being on the gay part. That all being said, I can’t deny the fact that I enjoyed this movie a lot.

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Movie: The Fault In Our Stars


It’s been a long time coming with this movie, Fangirls, and I was pretty nervous. I’ve been a Nerdfighter for about 6 or 7 years and have fiercely adored John Green’s books and all the awesome stuff he does. I’ve watched John’s videos as he announced the movie and the process of making it all and I was very nervous to see one of his books come to life. I have to say, this movie was the perfect translation of The Fault In Our Stars book.

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Movie: Godzilla


Greetings, Fangirls! This past weekend, Emily & I went to see Godzilla. I didn’t really have any expectations set for the movie, and I didn’t have anything to compare it to. I went in with my mind a total blank slate, just looking to watch a movie. And it didn’t go that much farther.

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Movie: Girl, Interrupted


Fangirls! I was delighted to see that a movie I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time was added to Netflix a few weeks ago. A friend of mine from elementary school was very insistent that we watch Girl, Interrupted when we were pretty young, but we some how never got around to it. For years many people have told me all about how much I need to see this movie. Well, everyone, I finally watched it.

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