It's the holiday season, and this week my fellow Criminal Minds and I are exploring the eight days of Hanukkah and what gifts our protagonists would most anticipate.
As regular readers of the CM blog know, I write about modern-day vampires, and they don't celebrate the holidays in the same way as humans. In fact, the secular holidays like Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and the start of football season are often observed but others that have a religious basis, such as Easter, Christmas, or Hanukkah, usually slip by with little fanfare. That's made this week's post especially challenging for me, but I think I've found a way to convey the week's topic and still have a little fun.
To the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas," I present "The 8 Days of Vampire Hanukkah" as sung (badly and offkey) by Alexandra Sabian:
On the first day of vampire Hanukkah, my mother gave to me
A black sweater made of cashmere-y.
On the second day of vampire Hanukkah, my brother gave to me,
A pair of Doc Martens boots with toes of steely.
On the third day of vampire Hanukkah, my human partner gave to me,
A faux mouse in a ball toy for Dweezil, my kitty.
On the fourth day of vampire Hanukkah, my boss gave to me,
A new tactical light with laser sighting!
On the fifth day of vampire Hanukkah, the lab guys gave to me,
Two bags of gourmet whole bean coffee from Hawaii.
On the sixth day of vampire Hanukkah, the county coroner gave to me,
A case of Vlad's Tears synthietic blood in cherry.
On the seventh day of vampire Hanukkah, my brother gave to me,
A copy of "Cooking for Dummies."
On the eigth day of vampire Hanukkah, my true love gave to me,
A diamond engagement ring...which I gave back to him promptly!
Well, there you have it. I hope you found my post to be at least a little entertaining.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!