Cheer

Cheer. noun. According to Dictionary.com, “something that gives joy or gladness; encouragement; comfort.”

What finals and Christmas feel like together, as told by small children. Image via Pinterest

What finals and Christmas feel like together, as told by small children.
Image via Pinterest

Who decided that the Christmas season and the finals season should coincide? Scrooge, probably. Looming homework ruins my Christmas cheer. ‘Tis the season for sleigh bells and apathy. (Also for illness. I’ve caught a cold, and the pile of tissues growing on the floor beside me does not increase my motivation for the whole classes and assignments and being productive thing.)

On the topic of homework and not being productive, here is a non-comprehensive list of things I would rather be doing than tackling assignments:

  • Decorating cookies to look like elves and stars and angels
  • Taking a sleigh ride
  • Building a snowman and making it come to life so it can crack jokes like Olaf
  • Vacuuming (but doing dishes goes too far…)
  • Posting this list of my favorite holiday things so you, too, may be distracted. And so that your Christmas cheer may increase, obviously.

Enjoy, fellow procrastinators.

These dubstepping dads in Christmas sweaters

This rendition of Baby, It’s Cold Outside

This candy, which tops the list of treats I want to make when I finally get home for the holidays.

This pin

This shirt, which I want to wear every day until Christmas

The cool rhythms of this song

This post for when holidays are hard

This haunting version of Mary, Did You Know (You’ve probably already seen it, but it’s worth watching again).

(And everything by Pentatonix, ever.)

May we be filled with good cheer this week. Or at least finals survival instincts.

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