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The Holiday Season Summed Up in GIFs

The holiday season seems to come out of nowhere.

It sort of hits you like a ton of bricks, actually. Wasn’t it just summer? It feels like just a few weeks ago you were sweaty and trying to find a pool to use. Didn’t we just finish deciding on our Halloween costumes? What is going on here?

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Once the initial shock about how fast the year is moving has worn off, you’re all like:

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Thanksgiving looks a little something like this:

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And the second the clock strikes midnight, you’re immediately over Thanksgiving. It’s dead to you. Now you’re in this zone:

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Or maybe it’s more like:

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Don’t get so caught up in your decorating that you forget to shop for the special people on your list though. But that will require you to spend some time in a mall or a store, which will inevitably result in the following reaction:

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If the crowds overwhelm you, remember: the Internet is always there for you. Online shopping is your friend in good times and in bad.

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This holiday season, celebrate the time with friends and family. Eat, drink, and be merry!

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Oh yeah, and one more thing:

 

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Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.