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A Three-Part December: Christmas, Festivus and Hanukkah

Yes, it’s a gif. A GIF. And don’t tell me you don’t recognise what the holiday armadillo is.

Ah, December. The great month when the weather decides it hates car and bus commuters over in the Northern hemisphere and screws with our morning school/work journey by depositing slippery, seasonal ice all over the sidewalk and our vehicles. The month where it’s 2am and you’ve just licked a hundred envelopes filled with Christmas greetings because it’s a godforsaken popular social custom, and then you realise there’s that one friend who is Jewish/a Jehovah’s Witness/XZKian and you scramble to find the ‘Seasonal Greetings’ card. The month where you air your grievances in front of a metal pole–

Wait, you haven’t heard of that one? What. You don’t know what Seinfield is, either? Ooh, boy.

Google the word, ‘Festivus.’ Google it right now (or click if feeling lazy.) If Google loves you, you’ll see this:

But I thought Google always had a metal pole next to the search results...

But I thought Google always had a metal pole next to the search results…

Festivus! A seasonal celebration devoid of commercialism, pressure or religion. For a more detailed explanation, as always, we go to Youtube.

Good, now that’s done. Now, we move on to Hanukkah. Unless you’ve just emerged from a lifetime of living under the sea (and heck, even Aquaman could tell you what it was), you’ll know what Hanukkah is. But just in-case, we’ve got another video for that too. And I know that nobody likes clicking on things but this is F.R.I.E.N.D.S. we’re talking about. Clickity-click. (Don’t you just love sitcoms and Youtube?)

And finally, ultimately, last-but-not-least we have Christmas! Which, depending on who you ask, is either a secular holiday promoting gift-giving and commercialism, a Christian holiday celebrating Christ’s birthday which happened nowhere around the actual date, or an I-don’t-care-for-the-origins-as-long-as-I-get-my-turkey/presents holiday. I’m in camp three, by the way.

Oh, what’s that you say? So many sitcoms have done a Christmas episode I couldn’t possibly pick one to stand out from the rest? Well, I have the perfect solution to that. Heck, this video is more Christmassy then any other video out there. That’s right.

It’s the Coca-Cola one.

Now you know it is officially Hanukkah/Christmas/Festivus! Seasons greetings, people!