25 Signs You've Caught The Christmas Obsession Bug

25 Signs You've Caught The Christmas Obsession Bug

Severe symptoms include, but are not limited to, a shiny red nose and pointy ears.

If you're a college student, then I'm sure that you know by now that it is the prime time for people to get sick.

Usually it's just the cold or a bad sinus infection. However, around the middle of the fall semester, it is becoming more and more common to come down with something, especially a new bug that scientists are still researching.

It is most contagious during the months of November and December and can start as early as Nov. 1. Some people are incredibly susceptible and others are incredibly resistant. Those that have it are often not careful in making sure that they don't spread it to others.

The new sickness is called the COB, or Christmas Obsession Bug.

One of the jobs of a nurse is education and prevention. So, as a nursing school student, it is my job to educate you on the signs and symptoms of the Christmas Obsession Bug.

1. You're suddenly craving the little sugar cookies with Christmas pictures on them.

2. You find yourself humming your favorite Christmas song.

3. You walk around imagining that “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is playing in the background like you’re in a movie.

4. You’re the only one that doesn’t have the problem with Christmas decorations being put up in stores after the summer items are taken down.

5. Your playlist went immediately to Pentatonix and Mariah Christmas.

6. Your Pinterest board is filled with Christmas decorations and DIY gifts.

7. You’ve worked out every day to compensate for the amount of food that you’ll be eating in the next two months.

8. You are only excited for the Macy’s Day Parade because Santa is at the end.

9. You all of a sudden don’t find Buddy the Elf annoying.

10. You've had the Secret Santa groups planned since last Christmas.

11. Your reaction to any Christmas lights.

12. Your tree is up the first week in December and doesn’t get taken down until the middle of January.

13. Your gifts are wrapped and under the tree by Dec. 1.

14. You don’t mind waking up early to open the next little door of your Advent calendar and see what you get.

15. Your house is decorated immediately after the Thanksgiving decorations come down.

16. Or, depending on your degree of obsession, the Thanksgiving decorations are bypassed and suddenly Halloween pumpkins become gingerbread houses.

17. Your excitement about decorating exceeds Buddy the Elf's when he found out that Santa was coming

18. Christmas classic shows like "Frosty" and "Rudolph" are on marathon in the background.

19. You have your own countdown to the "Countdown to the 25 Days of Christmas."

20. Your nose glows whenever you talk about your Christmas plans.

21. Your immediate reaction to when someone falls or can’t walk is to tell them to “Put One Foot in Front of the Other.”

22. Your house or dorm has smelled like Christmas trees or gingerbread since the day after Halloween.

23. Your DVR was set to tape the tree lighting in New York City for months now.

24. You question yourself when making a decision if it would put you on the naughty or nice list.

25. Besides being with family on Christmas and opening presents and eating food, you never forget the true reason for Christmas.

Cover Image Credit: History Channel

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28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

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31. "Tropical state of mind."

32. "Forever chasing the sun."

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38. "Love you to the beach and back."

39. "Paradise found."

40. "Seas the day."

41. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

42. "Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."

43. "I never met a sunset I didn't like."

44. "Beach daze always."

45. "Catch me by the sea."

46. "Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair." -Zac Brown Band

47. "Stay salty."

48. "Done adulating- let's be mermaids."

49. "Find me under the palm trees."

50. "Sea you soon."

51. "Hello sunshine."

52. "Don't mind me... I'm just chasing the sun."

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Not that there is anything wrong with these posts. It's nice to see everyone in their "Sunday best." However, my question is why do we make Easter a one-day ordeal? We should be celebrating the resurrection and life of our Savior every day, not just one day a year.

Jesus's death on the cross is worth so much more than one day. He is deserving of far greater.

So often, we let ourselves be consumed by life and all our problems that we get distracted. We let ourselves forget the work that Jesus did on the cross.

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Jesus won. He defeated the grave. Let that sink in, because all too frequently I feel like this falls deaf to our ears and hearts.

Understanding that Jesus conquered death and has already won the battle for the world (John 16:33) should give us peace.

Having this knowledge should help us to say, "I see these things that I can't fix. But Jesus has conquered death, and everything else is taken care of."

Celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done every day, not just on Easter.

Lord, thank you that I can celebrate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ every single day. Thank you that Easter is so much bigger and far better than just a holiday. You have defeated death, so now I can rest in that truth--knowing that you will take care of even the most minuscule details of my life. You hold today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you that I can celebrate who you are and what you've done from now until eternity.

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