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You know what I love about this time of the year?

Those big buckets tins with Christmas-y designs full of three kinds of popcorn. I love getting one for the season and methodically demolishing it through the month of December. It never lasts that long, but it's the thought that counts. I usually start with the cheese-flavored popcorn first, before moving on to the buttered popcorn, and finishing with the caramel. One of my best memories is the year I got two tins, which meant that they did last for the whole month.

The past few years, I haven't been getting them. I don't know why. Maybe it's because the size of the tins is getting somewhat smaller while the price it's going up. Maybe it's because now they seem to be putting the popcorn in plastic bags in the tins, which doesn't seem right to me. The popcorn should be freely rustling about, separated by the flimsy cardboard divider, because nothing is better than munching through cheese and suddenly picking up caramel, like a special surprise. Maybe I just forget, or I'm too busy. Lots of times I see them and tell myself I'll get one for myself, then forget to do it, because I've spent all my money on the presents I get for other people. I don't know.

But I still love them. And the memories of them. Happy memories are good.

... I also like chestnuts during the holidays, but that's a more recent thing. Chestnuts do not trump that tin of three kinds of popcorn.

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