When we think of villains and holidays, we think of Halloween dress-ups or the Grinch.
No Bookending Winter is complete without a villainous prompt, bookwyrms, and when you have this particular bookwyrm as a host, you know you’re getting some evil action within the month.
Come on, if you joined during Blogoween with my prompt, you know how I am. A little dash of evil never hurt anybody.
But it’s after Christmas, so what do we now?
As a Grinch or villain, you’ve got an entire year left before you get another chance to steal Christmas, so there goes this year’s chance.
We still have the New Year, though.
And if you want my villainous opinion, the New Year is a better deal than Christmas.
Let’s talk about why villains should steal New Year’s instead of Christmas.
I’m looking at you, Mr. Grinch. You really should have waited until New Year’s instead of being impatient and steal Christmas instead.
What better way to ruin something?
New Year’s is when everyone makes goals and resolutions! It’s a new start, a new beginning! When you’re an evil mastermind, what better way to ruin something than ruining the New Year?
There’s only a week left after Christmas.
Always. Why not wait a week longer?
Is anyone truly happy during Christmas?
There are two types of people on Christmas: the ones that are happy to be spending time with their family, and the ones who aren’t that happy to do so. (Let’s be honest, but I’d rather read than spend time with my family.)
When it’s the New Year, most people are thrilled… and they’re probably not spending time with their family either some schools start a few days after. Jamsu, you’re a genius for coming up with this one.
Not everyone celebrates Christmas.
Think about it! That’s one less life to ruin! While not everyone celebrates Christmas, the New Year is a universal holiday celebrated by people from all different walks of life.
No one expects the New Year being stolen.
There’s far less stress when it comes to the New Year, according to Jamsu (she is a genius for coming up with this as well). On Christmas, you’ve got all those gifts to think about, people to gift, money to spend, etc. etc. And when you have a shit load of stuff to take care of, you worry about that being stolen, therefore ruining Christmas. After Christmas, everyone is more relaxed, less stressed.
No one expects the New Year. Dearest villain, you’ve got the element of surprise.