Date: December 16, 2007 01:58 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
I really enjoyed this. Great job keeping everyone in character. And the last line totally cracked me up: "At least she's pretty sure that he's not secretly in love with Rolando". When I first read it I thought, huh? Then it dawned on me! Totally perfect Karen line!!
Date: December 15, 2007 04:49 am Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
I love the way you've captured these mini-portraits through an Xmas filter. Ryan's was especially good - kind of a be careful what you wish for scenario. The Jim/Pam one was sweet/hopeful without being a holiday schmoop extravaganza. All of them really - Gil/Oscar...could just see Kevin with his jumbo Toblerone (ok I admit, I once bought one - yes, at the airport.) And have to say, I think Stanley has it right - Prime Suspect and a glass of wine sounds like a pretty good Christmas to me. Anyway, thanks for this and Merry Xmas (and happy b'day to 69con too!)
Date: December 14, 2007 11:03 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
This is wonderful. Thanks so much for detailing everyone's Christmas for us. I sort of feel like I've had a little Office Christmas episode. I'm going to favorite it; this will take the place of Christmas 2007 if need be!
I love how you managed to get Kevin down perfectly in about two lines, and then he appeared in Oscar's section too. It was neat that Oscar really wanted to get Kevin something. The little bits of their friendship we get to see on the show are fun.
Date: December 14, 2007 06:09 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
I am loving all the Christmas stories and this was wonderful! Everyone was great! I loved how you began and ended it with Karen, how she sort of missed the Scranton Christmas party and wanted to do something fun for Christmas in Utica. And then how everyone avoided her because she's the "boss." And, god, she gets approached by "another" charming salesman, and even though she realizes it may not be the smartest move for her, she accepts his invite. Nice to see that she's giving it another try.
Loved all the little details with everyone else. Kelly and Ryan's thoughts about each other, Jan trying to emulate Michael's childhood Christmas "figgy pudding", Angela trying to "make do" with Andy, and the heartbreak of Dwight attending her church service. And of course, you didn't even have to mention Jim and Pam by name, ha! "Next year"...
Thank you for this lovely Christmas treat bennie!
Date: December 14, 2007 06:02 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
So much to love in this! The Karen bookends are great -- love the "A Christmas Story" references. Ryan The Evilone is appropriately alone (a little tiny taste of comeuppance for selling his soul for money and power). Love Oscar & Kevin & the Toblerone -- ha! Pam & Jim are understatedly sweet -- part of the ensemble as they should be, but with the squee-worthy moment of them making plans for next Christmas.
Dammit I miss this show!
Date: December 14, 2007 05:15 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
This was awesome. Just a perfect picture of each of their Christmas'. I feel sad for Dwight, and Karen. I'm glad that in the end they both had a somewhat okay holiday.
The whole thing made me smile, though. It just *felt* like Christmas. Thank you!!
Date: December 14, 2007 03:54 pm Title: Since It's Christmas Let's Be Glad
Sweet merciful THOR!
With the Stanley-Prime Suspect and the Bob Vance earrings and the pathetic Ryan and EVERYTHING is PERFECT.
This fic, and, by extension, YOU, are MADE OF WIN AND AWESOME IN EQUAL PARTS.