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We here at D&B certainly would like to wish you “Happy Holidays,” whatever they may consist of, and however you may choose to celebrate them.  Personally, I'm not what you'd call a huge “fan” of this time of year.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not a scrooge or a bahumbug type per se.  While I won't get accused of having a masters in social work degree any time soon, I'd like to think I'm doing O.K. in the personality department and I do enjoy shopping for others and seeing their enjoyment of what I have selected for them.  And I do enjoy sharing in good food, conversation, and laughs with family and friends.  But this time of year has had it's many ups and many downs throughout my life, which is why I don't call myself a fan.  Which may be why I got such a kick out of this machinima contest entry.  I mean, if Arthas – the Lich King himself has holiday spirit, why can't I?!

Ahh, but I do! I love Winter Veil and will be playing Santa for my guild later on this evening.  (Although they don't know it yet… unless they happen to read this post before their gifts are wrapped and delivered via mail!)  I've also been working diligently on the Winter Veil achievements so that I can earn the title “Merrymaker.”  I only have 2 achievements left, which should be doable before January 2nd.  I think the title will be fitting for when I organize guild social events, which I have done on occassion… and happen to have another “in the works.”

But to the take home message of today: No matter where, why, how – take a moment to hug your loved ones today and tomorrow.  😉

Fa la la la achieved!Syrana and Kelinarra Gnome'd

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  • Happy Holidays to you both! So, have I stuck you guys with the new “D&B” nick, or did you use that previously? Hmm… And just so you know, I do miss you guys, and you definitely need the Merrymaker title more than anyone I know, D 😉


We are a family of gamers. Mom (Darcy/Syrana) and Dad (Brian/Sideshow) have been gaming for as long as they can remember back when you only had a joystick to use and saved your games to cassette tapes.

They've been gaming together since they met in 2002. Sometime after 2006, they both started playing World of Warcraft and did that for many years. They started this blog, originally called Sideshow & Syrana which has now transitioned to the new Stay-At-Home Gamers site, while keeping all of the original content.

Starting in 2010, two more gamers came along (now known as Princess Boo and Mr. X) and they are now old enough where they both enjoy playing games and watching others play games. They are both excited to have others to watch them play their favorite games. Come along with us and let's enjoy these games together!