Most of us are within the last few weeks of the semester, two or three weeks left until it's finally Christmas break and freedom for at least a few weeks from school. The ending of the semester can seem rather daunting but it's time to focus on the positives. It's finally December which means it's almost time for Santa to head into town and socially acceptable to watch Christmas films. Everyone's favorite is typically Elf, so I figured imagining what a semester as Buddy the Elf would be like as a way to get through finals...

1. The First Day of School...

with the new supplies, clothing, classes...

2. Meeting New Professors...

and all the hope of a successful time in their class.

3. The Rigorous New Diet...

The one you swore to maintain back in August


4. Running into friends on campus like...


5. When the first few weeks of a new semester end...

and reality sets in.

6. The listing all of the assignments for Midterms...

he completing part not so much.

7. When the coffee stops working...

but it's so necessary.

8. Hitting week 12 and Thanksgiving Break...

and there just isn't enough food to feel good about impending finals.


9. But reality hits the Monday after break.


10. The desperate emails being sent to professors.

What do you mean you can't stretch a 39% to a 90?

11. When dead week hits...

and the ability to hide from finals is no longer an option.


12. When your friend makes all the flashcards....

allows you to borrow them and inevitably saves your ass.

13. Finally making it to the last exam before being home free...

14. But it still kicks you in the butt.

15. And you just know the results before you leave the room...

then kick yourself for sleeping off a hang over rather than attend every class like you promised yourself back in August.

16. Then you walk out with a new sense of absolute freedom.


17. And it's finally time for Christmas!

And with that, go focus on finals and may the curve be ever in your favor!