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A Christmas Nightmare: Alex was witness to a terrible Christmas nightmare, and his appreciation for the holiday was forever destroyed
Posted by Michael K, Nov 29, 2007. 1715 views. ID = 353

A Christmas Nightmare

Posted by Michael K, Nov 29, 2007. 1715 views. ID = 353
This post was written in 8 minutes.
I've been trying all week long to think of something to write (since all the good 'surprise' endings were already taken). Then, suddenly, it hit me.

Like a ton of bricks.
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Terry never could understand why Alex hated Christmas so much. It was strange, because just two days ago Alex had been excited about the upcoming holiday. Now, he was an utter Scrooge, and didn't even want to talk about Christmas.

"Why?" Terry asked.

Alex sighed. "It's all because of something terrible that happened yesterday," he said.


"It was the worst nightmare ever. It was the nightmare that the world had completely lost all sense. The nightmare that no one understood the true meaning of Christmas. The nightmare that idiots had overrun the best expressions of holiday celebration. The nightmare that Christmas had been redefined in terms of the lowest common denominator; that peace on earth and good will toward men had been replaced by anger and fighting and stupidity. The nightmare that the Christmas Story had been replaced by The Night Before Christmas. The nightmare that..."

"Wait a minute," Terry said, "You dreamed all that in one dream?"

"Dream?" Alex replied, "Whoever said anything about a dream? I'm talking about the nightmare of that new Christmas 'special' - Shrek The Halls!"

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This post is part of a writing prompt: Christmas Story


Josiah T.
Nov 29, 2007
LOL!!! That's great! Most of the new Christmas "specials" probably are nightmares. :-P :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Nov 29, 2007

Nov 29, 2007
I agree.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Nov 29, 2007

Dec 3, 2007
Sadly, nobody makes quality holiday programs like Claymation Christmas anymore.
   ~Posted by EHaze, Dec 3, 2007

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