Ahhh, December. That time of the year when you start hearing Christmas songs everywhere glorifying snow and fires in the fireplace and being cold. Wait, start? I mean continue after the whole holiday season started back in September when I saw Target put out their Christmas decoration stock while shopping for school supplies.
Anyways, now is the time as a native Californian when I start to wonder, as I walk down the street in flip flops and a tshirt while basking in the 80 degree weather, if I'd prefer actual winter weather. Like, with snow. I know, I know, a foreign concept to many California natives (as I've been constantly told on Twitter by non-Californians). But just use that as a conversation starter: does it still feel like it's winter despite not really having any characteristics of the traditional winter?
Also, I have to go back to my favorite part of the holiday season: the endless playing of Christmas songs. Few holidays have quite the same relationship with commercial music as Christmas does, which means usually a handful of artists release Christmas albums every year. My fav Christmas album is by Logan Couture's bff, the Biebs.* What are your favorite Christmas songs? I mean, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You is a classic, as is Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree. Others that get me into the Christmas mood are Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Home Alone's theme.
*Not really. To the fav album thing, not about Couture and Bieber being BFFs. Because they probably are.
I know these things usually talk about the latest video games that are coming out, but I'm still working on beating Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on Dreamcast, so I'll leave that to the comments.
One last thing that's completely unrelated so is perfect for the OT thread. This has been making the rounds on Facebook among my friends, and I wanted to share. I mean, I'll probably take this part down later after the whole 50-0 afterglow has died down, but that's not going to happen for a while. Edit: Yeah, nope, still awesome.