All I Want For Christmas is the Supernatural Hellatus to End

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I’ve experienced a few series hiatuses (yes, I looked it up and that is the plural word) in my time. The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, friggen Sherlock! Still, none as acutely as this ridiculous holiday hellatus that is the Supernatural Christmas break. When did I become so attached to this show? It happened sometime this summer, me thinks, when I put in more hours on Tumblr and AO3 for this fandom than I ever have with any other. In fact, if I’m being honest, I never felt more part of a fandom than with the SPN Family. Sherlockians are scattered, Whovians are pretentious, Walking Dead fans are, well, strange…but the SPN Family is just that, a family. From the cast and crew, to shippers, to the fellow mommy from Texas that is my friend on Twitter (shoutout to Brenda!), these are salt-of-the-earth (and salt all the windows and doors, too) folks who value the SPN mythology as much as I do and are not afraid to show it.

Let’s face it: Christmas music is overdone. By the time December 25 actually comes around, most of us are willing to commit felonies to avoid hearing “Silver Bells” one more time. However, I have to admit that I love Christmas carols, and I have a few favorites that aren’t overplayed on the radio. So snuggle up by the fireplace, grab a mug of hot cocoa, and turn on some tunes.

Twisted Sister’s A Twisted Christmas

Mosh-pitting totally gets me in the holiday spirit.

Willie Nelson & Norah Jones “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Stephen Colbert “Just Another Christmas Song”

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An Eleventh Doctor favorite, the jammie dodger (sometimes “jammy”) is a treat favored by the Brits made of sweet, simple goodness. The butter cookie has only 5 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your cupboards already. I made these first for the Collectress’ 50th Anniversary Doctor Who party, and they added nicely to a spread that consisted of Whovian-themed foods. Often made in the shape of festive, holiday stars, these goodies are simply two thin cookies sandwiching whatever jelly you like. I used seeded raspberry jam (the Collectress HATES strawberries) and, by the end of the Anniversary episode, there wasn’t a crumb to be seen.

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A Whovian feast, jammie dodgers are stars on the red plate

Regular cookie cutters work just fine for this recipe, but traditionally, there is a cut out in the middle, that requires a smaller piece, which can be purchased or improvised with the head of a piping nozzle. The first time I baked this recipe, I used the top of a 40-oz bottle of beer to cut the center hole. Don’t judge me. Wilton sells an adorable Christmas Linzer cookie cutter set that is perfect for the jammie dodger. I bought the set at Michael’s craft store for $8.