Well, here you are on Christmas Eve. Your fireplace is aglow, embers fluttering upward to be one with the smoke billowing out of the chimney. The scent of pine melds with the delicious smell of fresh-baked cookies and cake. You snuggle into your warm sweater, laying back in the recliner beside the fire. In the distance you can hear carolers singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" as they float amongst the falling snow and musical notes outside.
You stand and shuffle over to the Christmas tree, yawning as you gaze down at the presents that shine and shimmer under the glow of the fire behind you. They look so comfortable there, nestled neatly beneath the tree like eggs beneath a mother goose. But wait...One of the presents seems to catch your eye. Why does this one stand out amongst all of the others? Blinking in wonderment, you stoop down and pick it up. It is wrapped in a sparkling red paper, with a green ribbon tied lovingly around it. Pasted beside the decorated tie at the top is a small note:
"From: Manic Maverick
May your day be filled with Christmas cheer!
But never forget who brought you here.
With eggnog and cookies for the girls and boys,
always be thankful you're part of Destructoid!
You smile and tilt your head. "Awww, how adorable." Why not open just one present before the big day? It couldn't hurt. Nodding, you begin to unwrap your present. Giddy butterflies seem to burst forth within your stomach as you grin wildly. If only presents were easier to open! After trying to open the present while preserving the wrapping paper, you realize that doing so is taking far too long. You want the present now
. Your hands begin to fly across the paper, tearing and ripping frantically. After a few minutes, you finish unwrapping. Yes, the present is finally freed from its wrapping! You lift it gloriously into the air and your eyes grow wide.
Have a Merry Christmas, everyone! And a Happy New Year! <3