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This pic­ture is from The Dai­ly Mail, but in spir­it, the dri­ver of that car is KU.

OH MY GOODNESS YOU GUYS.  IT’S DECEMBER AND KU IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!  WE LOVE THE HOLIDAYS AS MUCH AS ANY HUMAN BEINGS CAN LOVE ANY SINGLE THING!  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  CLICK READ MORE TO FIND OUT WHAT WERE UP TO!

Gaze upon the cookie cutted glory!

Gaze upon the cook­ie cut­ted glo­ry!

1–7 — Nation­al Cook­ie Cut­ter Week:  Cut-out cook­ies are so super cute, you guys.  I love them.

4 — Nation­al Cook­ie Cut­ter Day AND Nation­al Dice Day:  More cook­ie cut­ters for all!  Also dice!  So many dice games, you guys!  They’re a per­fect stock­ing stuffer!

5 — Bath­tub Par­ty Day AND Inter­na­tion­al Nin­ja Day AND Inter­na­tion­al Sales­per­son Day:  Ain’t no par­ty like a bath­tub par­ty!  Plus, there are nin­jas!  They make every par­ty great!  Also, we the sales­peo­ple of KU love our cus­tomers and we hope you love us too!

6 — Saint Nicholas Day:  Oh man, Saint Nicholas.  He’s the best.  He was always bring­ing me lit­tle treats and toys on Saint Nicholas day when I was a kid.  Wish I was still get­ting them.  Oh well.

7 — Nation­al Cot­ton Can­dy Day:  I don’t real­ly under­stand why Cot­ton Can­dy Day is in Decem­ber, actu­al­ly.  I love cot­ton can­dy, though, so I’m good with it.

7–13 — Nation­al Hand Wash­ing Aware­ness Week:  So impor­tant, you guys.  I know your mom and/or kinder­garten teacher taught you to share and stuff, but seri­ous­ly, don’t share your germs.  <3!

So gingery.  So delicious.

So gin­gery. So deli­cious.

8 — Pre­tend to Be a Time Trav­el­er Day:  I’ve nev­er actu­al­ly cel­e­brat­ed PTBATTD, but I think it would be total­ly fun.  Just like ran­dom­ly run­ning up to peo­ple and being like, “What YEAR is it?!” and then run­ning away like, “IT WORKED!  EUREKA!” or some­thing.

10 — Dewey Dec­i­mal Sys­tem Day:  The Dewey Dec­i­mal sys­tem is total­ly rad and I wish I still knew all the things about it that I used to know.

12 — Gin­ger­bread House Day:  Gin­ger­bread, you guys.  It’s so deli­cious.  Also gin­ger­bread hous­es are super cute.  The only issue I have with them is that if you keep them for a while to dis­play them, then you can’t eat them because they get stale.  Boo.

15 — Cat Herders Day:  To all of you out there who feel like your life is a long parade of cat-herd­ing, this day is for you.  <3!

16 — Bar­bie and Bar­ney Back­lash Day AND Nation­al Choco­late-cov­ered Any­thing Day:  Dear par­ents, on this day (and, real­ly, every day) feel free to tell your kids that Bar­bie and Bar­ney don’t exist.  I’m not entire­ly sure why you wouldn’t tell them this any oth­er day, but Decem­ber 16th is the day, appar­ent­ly.  This should large­ly be over­shad­owed, how­ev­er, by Nation­al Choco­late-cov­ered Any­thing Day, i.e. the great­est day.

I wish this were real.

I wish this were real.

16–24 — Hanukkah: Hanukkah Sameach!  Get your latke on!

18 — Answer the Phone Like Bud­dy the Elf Day:  What’s your favorite col­or?

21 — Cross­word Puz­zle Day AND Hum­bug Day AND The Win­ter Sol­stice AND Yule:  I real­ly enjoy cross­word puz­zles.  So much so that I kind of want to start get­ting a news­pa­per just so I can do one every day.  That’s brain food, peo­ple.  Also, as you sure­ly know, here at KU we are con­stant­ly brim­ming with hol­i­day cheer.  We love the hol­i­days so much it hurts some­times.  But we under­stand that not every­one feels that way, so while we encour­age you to embrace the great feel­ings of the sea­son, if you need a day to shrug off the pres­sures of gift-giv­ing and fam­i­ly oblig­a­tions and oth­er things, today is your day to say “Hum­bug!” and slam your door on peo­ple.  Just today, though.  Final­ly the Win­ter Sol­stice and Yule!  Two great tra­di­tion­al win­ter cel­e­bra­tions that remind us to cel­e­brate the mag­ic of the short­est night of the year!

Oh Green Man.  You're so Yule.

Oh Green Man. You’re so Yule.

22 — Nation­al Date Nut Bread Day: Date nut bread is a weird thing to get its own day, IMO.  But hey, if you like date nut bread, that’s cool.  Bring some in so we can try it!  If it’s deli­cious, I want in!

23 — Fes­tivus:  It’s for the rest of us.  Oh Sein­feld.  For a show about noth­ing, you real­ly hit the nail on the head some­times.

24 — Christ­mas Eve:  Almost time!  Ahh­h­hh!

25 — Christ­mas:  !

26 — Box­ing Day AND Nation­al Thank You Note Day AND Nation­al Can­dy Cane Day:  So Box­ing Day is great because it’s yet anoth­er day of getting/opening presents!  We love that!  Also, eat­ing a can­dy cane while writ­ing thank you notes sounds like the most relax­ing way to spend the 26th in the world!

 

26–1 — Kwan­zaa:  Joy­ous Kwan­zaa!  Habari Gani?

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30 — Bacon Day:  Any day is a great day to cel­e­brate bacon, but here’s an offi­cial one!

31 — New Year’s Eve:  Anoth­er year gone!  Peace out, 2014, catch ya on the flip side!  Or, you know, not.  What­ev­er.

Decem­ber Birth­days!

4 — The Dude

6 — Rubeus Hagrid

10 — Emi­ly Dick­in­son

16 — Jane Austen AND Philip K. Dick

Perfect icing tree!

Per­fect icing tree!

24 — Stephe­nie Mey­er

26 — David Sedaris

30 — Rud­yard Kipling

31 — Tom Mar­volo Rid­dle aka Lord Volde­mort

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