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The 24 Most Valuable Christmas Lessons From Calvin And Hobbes

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24. The holidays are a time for personal reflection.

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23. A time to think about what it really means to be good.

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22. And even with the best of intentions…

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21. …we’re still at the mercy of the universe.

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20. It’s also a time for family.

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19. For going through the motions, even if it’s tedious.

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18. Because the proper preparations are vital!

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17. The Christmas list is both strategic and an art.

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16. A first draft will get the juices flowing.

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15. You can find inspiration anywhere!

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14. And there’s no shame in being clear and firm about what you want.

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13. Of course, all of these expectations make it the perfect time to mess with people.

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(We might as well call it the trolliday season.)

12. So it’s good to keep up a level of pragmatism…

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11. …mixed with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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10. To question authority!

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9. To ask the big questions!

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8. It’s also important to remember that some aspects of the Christmas spirit are not for everyone.

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7. Some people might find the themes a little problematic.

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6. But people find transcendence in all sorts of ways.

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5. After all, consumerism isn’t all bad.

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4. You’re not just giving a gift. You’re giving a message.

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3. Often that message is incredibly heartwarming.

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2. Sometimes your favorite gift will surprise you.

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1. And when all of the excitement has faded, you’ve got to remember your manners.

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