It's Thursday! It's Santa's day of rest! And most importantly, it's time for another open thread!! How are you guys doing? It's Boxing Day here in the UK, a traditional day of celebration where everybody goes temporarily insane and waits in a queue at 4am to save £5 on the crap that no one wanted to buy before Christmas. And I've been sick as a dog for more than a week. But I got some cool gifts (a naughty weekend in Amsterdam, here I come!) and I'm loving not being at work so overall I'm pretty happy. Also, I'm sort of glad to be losing my Christmas moniker - no more GoodTimeWenceslas! - because it made me think too much about King Wenceslas' sex life, which is not something that I really need to be pondering right now when I'm certainly not getting laid while my mom is visiting.

But enough about me! Pull up a chair and tell us your tales of joy/ woe so that we can celebrate/ commiserate (delete as appropriate).

Big thanks to Cheerful_ExGirlfriend for instigating these GT/CT open threads and to Jennifer44416 for last week's special edition! I'm not talented enough to create either a diorama or an awesome poem for you guys, so I hope you'll be mesmerized by this gif instead.