BREAK OUT THE VODKA AND BLUEBERRIES, Y'ALL, IT'S ONE MONTH UNTIL THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!
That is, SATURNALIA
. Which, yes, I celebrate despite the fact that it is is now known as Christmas. Whatever. Ancient Rome for the win.
For those of you who need a refresher on your Roman history/religion-- Saturnalia is a festival of light in honor of the god Saturn/the winter solstice. Depending on who was in power, lasted either 1, 3, 5, or 7 days, but it always starts on December 17th. Traditionally, it is celebrated by 1. not working, 2. drinking a hella lot, 3. gift-giving, both genuine and gag, 4. feasting, 5. publically sacrificing a pig to Saturn. Christmas wishes
it were Saturnalia.
What I propose it that we revive 1, 2, 3, and 4, and throw a weeklong interwebz party in which we give each other internet fandom-related presents (or, well, I give you all presents) and then we all overeat, drink too much, and don't leave our beds in the comfort of our own homes. Basically, a fandom stocking type thing on a much, much smaller scale for a magnificent and ancient holiday.
( IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEARRRRRR~ )