Winter Break In College, As Told By "Bob's Burgers"
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Winter Break In College, As Told By "Bob's Burgers"

Nobody tells it better than the Belchers.

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Winter Break In College, As Told By "Bob's Burgers"
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You've finally taken your last exam, the car is packed up with what is definitely too much stuff, you've exchanged gifts and said goodbye to your friends, and the relief is finally setting in.

It's winter break! Finally, after a semester that's seemed to last for a million years, you finally get to go home. A welcome respite from crowded dorm living, sub par dining hall food, and infinite stacks of coursework. Where winter break in high school was only over a week long, in college we get a whole month off--and we definitely need it.

This is my fourth (and last) winter break in college, and over the years I've noticed some trends. With the help of Bob's Burgers, here's winter break summed up in a few gifs.

1. When your Christmas excitement level is at 1000% when you first come home.

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Catch my tree in the background of every one of my Instagram photos for the next month.

(Kidding.)

(Not really.)

2. Dealing with family insanity during holiday parties.

"Why are you so grouchy? It's Christmas."

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Please don't ask me about my post-graduation plans until after my first glass of wine has been completed, thanks!

3. Arguing with your friends about New Year's plans in the group chat.

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Just kidding, love youuuuu! But seriously. Chill out.

4. Going back to your hometown job where your motivation is nonexistent, and your boss knows it.

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I'm really appreciative you gave me hours over the break, but all I want to be doing is laying in my bed watching Netflix and snuggling with my pets.

5. Tossing any semblance of eating normally out the window until the holiday candy is finished.

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Not my fault Aunt Sharon gave me that jumbo-sized box of Ferrero Roche for Christmas.

6. Catching up with your hometown friends about their fall semester shenanigans.

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....which basically mostly consists of talking smack about college boys.

7. When your parents get sick of you staying up until 3 AM every night binging Netflix.

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I HAVE 7 MORE SEASONS TO FINISH IN THE NEXT 3 WEEKS, I CAN'T STOP RIGHT NOW.

8. Realizing near the end of winter break that your sleeping schedule is completely messed up...because of Netflix.

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Great thing I have an 8 AM class starting up in a week!!!

9. Thinking about all of your college friends and how much you miss them.

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@ God: why did you give me so many wonderful people who live 2+ hours away??

10. When you're finally back at school and ready to make a mess of another semester.

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I'll miss my parents, I'll miss my own shower, I'll miss my dog....but man, there's nothing to remind you how much you love college like a month away from it.

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