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The Holidays [Reading] ➺ The Holidays Author Mike MacDonald – Thomashillier.co.uk From The Onion alum writers Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon comes a hilarious choose your own path story to ruin your holiday spirit This is the year you re going to do it you re going to avoid Christ From The Onion alum writers Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon comes a hilarious choose your own path story to ruin your holiday spirit This is the year you re going to do it you re going to avoid Christmas completely or you were, until your island getaway got washed out by a hurricane Now you have to choose should you spend the holiday with your shrewish sister and her Europhile husband, or endure your new girlfriend s family for a week Help chop down a tree even though it might throw out your back, or endure the icy judgment of a woman who thinks only children and pussies help bake cookies Jet off to the glamorous slums of Kingston, Jamaica, or accept the offer of a ride from a man who never stops smilingand is probably going to turn you into a skin suit From the writers who brought you the hilarious parody Choose Your Own Misery The Office comes a second helping of misery with a festive twist Christmas is full of fun surprises for kids, but for adults, it s just an endless series of aggressive crowds, overwhelming credit card debt, and pretending to like the people you re forced to spend it with Once you unwrap all the holiday misery hiding in these pages, the blackness of your heart will rival any lump of coal.


10 thoughts on “The Holidays

  1. Robin Bonne Robin Bonne says:

    I was in the mood for some Christmas humor and this choose your own adventure book seemed like it might fit that description Overall, a lot of cheap bathroom humor Sometimes the story wouldn t make sense with the previous parts, and the ebook was set up so the links to other stories were on the same page as text for the current one I was reading, making it a little confusing to follow Better ebook formatting could have easily fixed this problem.


  2. Joy D Joy D says:

    One of my favorite holiday movies is National Lampoon s Christmas Vacation, especially the part where Ellen Griswold says,It s Christmas and we re all in miseryLet s just say I can relate I usually read one holiday themed book during December and had never read a choose your own story before, so decided to give this one a try I thought it would be humorous, but the humor is crude and mean spirited I went through a number of scenarios, selecting different options, and trying to hit most One of my favorite holiday movies is National Lampoon s Christmas Vacation, especially the part where Ellen Griswold says,It s Christmas and we re all in miseryLet s just say I can relate I usually read one holiday themed book during December and had never read a choose your own story before, so decided to give this one a try I thought it would be humorous, but the humor is crude and mean spirited I went through a number of scenarios, selecting different options, and trying to hit most, if not all, of the storylines I kept trying, unsuccessfully, to find at least one to enjoy Humor is obviously a matter of personal taste, and I rarely give out one star reviews, but I truly disliked this book


  3. Christine Christine says:

    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley If you are of a certain age, you remember, most likely with fondness, those Chose Your Own Adventure books You know where you flipped to different pages depending on what action you chose to do You also most likely remember games like Zork and King s Quest where you typed in commands Those books seemed to end most of the time with the reader being eaten by wild dogs, trapped in a sewer, imprisoned by Santa Claus In other words, a very messy ending But that w Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley If you are of a certain age, you remember, most likely with fondness, those Chose Your Own Adventure books You know where you flipped to different pages depending on what action you chose to do You also most likely remember games like Zork and King s Quest where you typed in commands Those books seemed to end most of the time with the reader being eaten by wild dogs, trapped in a sewer, imprisoned by Santa Claus In other words, a very messy ending But that was part of the charm Something that MacDonald and Gagnon seem to realize This is a Choose Your Adventure for the Real World In other words that holiday that should be fun but is so loaded with everything from family drama, perfection stress, and what not Christmas The pair of authors not only parodies the Choose Your Own Adventure books, but also how people fuss during the holidays It s not a perfect book the basic assumption is still that the reader is straight male, but that s part of the parody MacDonald and Gagnon incorporate that beautiful into various jokes Play attention to the names that they use as well Wonderfully funny


  4. Erin Erin says:

    ARC for review EPD October 18, 2016 I loved these books as a kid, and I was hoping for such muchfun from this one it s definitely for adults, but I didn t get any actual laughs from it Sigh.


  5. Dana Dana says:

    1 You ve just received an ARC in the mail You re super excited because you liked the previous book in this series.If you want to immediately begin to read, go to 2.If you want to wait and read it to your friends at movie night later this evening, go to 3.2 F , you forgot you have to go to work You stuff the book into your purse so you can furtively read it on breaks You have the best intentions, but you don t want to wait for breaks, so you end up sneaking a page or two under tables durin 1 You ve just received an ARC in the mail You re super excited because you liked the previous book in this series.If you want to immediately begin to read, go to 2.If you want to wait and read it to your friends at movie night later this evening, go to 3.2 F , you forgot you have to go to work You stuff the book into your purse so you can furtively read it on breaks You have the best intentions, but you don t want to wait for breaks, so you end up sneaking a page or two under tables during meetings, until you re fired Maybe you shouldn t have been quite so impatient The End3 You do a dramatic reading for your friends, including all the voices Your friends don t seem to share your sense of humor, but you barrel through several threads of the story Eventually, someone suggests you watch the movie.To ditch your friends and read at home, go to 4.To watch the movie now and torment your boyfriend when you get home, go to 5.4 You planned on watching your boyfriend s favorite movies with him, but screw it, you d much rather read You explain this to all your friends They look startled, but you don t give them time to protest you drive straight home and read the book, carefully placing bookmarks at each crossroads so you can read absolutely allllllll the story lines The next day, your boyfriend seems upset you ditched everyone the night before Or, at least that s what you think seventeen texts in a row and three missed calls mean But you re not touching your phone, because you re not quite done with the book yet Your fridge is empty, so you go to the gas station across your street for some Hostess cupcakes, order some real groceries online, and settle back into reading.The End5 The main character has a super annoying girlfriend Perfect You read aloud and do her voice as high pitched and irritating as possible Your boyfriend is suitably annoyed Later in the evening, you continue to squeal Oh, I told you he was marriage material at the most awkward moments You ve been dating for four months He grimace smiles whenever you repeat the line.To keep reading aloud to him, go to 6.To leave him alone and read the rest to yourself, go to 8.6 The next bit you read involves a many, many, many Combos and highly detailed passages about sharts Your boyfriend has turned a nauseous shade of orange.To keep reading aloud, go to 7.To read the rest by yourself, go to 8.7 You re enjoying doing all the voices, and you have a bit of a sadistic streak, so you read on By the time you exhaust the Christmas with Lindsi thread, your boyfriend is white as a sheet and winces whenever you say the word proving The worst endings were the happy ones You call it a night and dream happy, happy evil dreams.The End8 You love your boyfriend and you don t want him to be too mad at you You put the book aside The next day, you read the rest by yourself and love it, especially all the myriad ways you can get robbed And the bit where you get humped by a reindeer In fact, you love it so much you feel compelled to write a ridiculous choose your own review for it The EndThe verdict this book is definitely not for everyone, but I loved its guts and I hope Jilly comes to my local bookshop again to do a reading signing 3


  6. Montzalee Wittmann Montzalee Wittmann says:

    You want to feel like a kid again Read Choose Your Own Misery The Holidays by Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon and feel young again It is a choose your own adventure for adults There are lots of points in the story that you have to make decisions and boy do they take you in totally different ways I tried several ways and it was a hoot It was fun and there are so many different options that I had to read it several times and still didn t get all the options possible They are fun and cleve You want to feel like a kid again Read Choose Your Own Misery The Holidays by Mike MacDonald and Jilly Gagnon and feel young again It is a choose your own adventure for adults There are lots of points in the story that you have to make decisions and boy do they take you in totally different ways I tried several ways and it was a hoot It was fun and there are so many different options that I had to read it several times and still didn t get all the options possible They are fun and clever stories about the holidays.Very cute and a great idea for parties or just for yourself Thanks NetGalley for suggesting this book


  7. Arielle Arielle says:

    Choose Your Own Misery is like the Choose Your Own Adventure serious Except for adults And unlike CYOA, none of the endings will be in your favor Pretty freaking hilarious Would be fun to read with a group of friends Misery loves company


  8. Claire Claire says:

    These two are hilarious So glad that they came out with another one and such a perfect topic God knows we all have our own Misery stories from the holidays


  9. Colona Public Library Colona Public Library says:

    Another great book in the Choose Your Own Misery series It all starts out with the questions of how you want to spent your holidays The First question is do you want to spend it with your new girlfriend or do you want to spend it on the beach Your answer then sends you off to two completely different scenarios Some of the funnier scenarios are 1 bah humbug You don t have time for hitchhikers Turn to page 12 2 Earn yourself some Christmas karma and help this weirdo out on page 14 1 I Another great book in the Choose Your Own Misery series It all starts out with the questions of how you want to spent your holidays The First question is do you want to spend it with your new girlfriend or do you want to spend it on the beach Your answer then sends you off to two completely different scenarios Some of the funnier scenarios are 1 bah humbug You don t have time for hitchhikers Turn to page 12 2 Earn yourself some Christmas karma and help this weirdo out on page 14 1 If you want to keep your mouth shut, turn to page 244 2 If you want to bargain with the cop, turn to page 245 1 If you just want to let it happen it will end sooner that way turn to page 3082 If you want to body slam the mall Santa, turn to page 310 I just hope thatof these are written, I highly enjoyed them April


  10. Kris - My Novelesque Life Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

    I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY RATING 3.5 STARSA choose your own adventure but for adults After reading the Office version I was looking forward to the holiday version It is a fun book I would recommend this if you enjoyed reading the Choose your Own Adventure series.


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