November 23, 2016 05:00 AM



The holidays are guaranteed to bring a mix of emotion. You’re back home, reunited with family and friends for the first time in what feels like ages, and did we mentioned cookies are involved? If you’re having trouble sorting out your feels — because, let’s face it, it’s an overwhelming time of year — we broke down 11 emotions you might encounter this holiday season, and the GIFs that perfectly illustrate them:

1. When you see your family for the first time in forever


2. When you conquer those Black Friday sales from the comfort of your couch


3. When you bump into bae under the mistletoe


4. When you’re all warm and cozy and making Christmas cookies


5. When you watch your fave holiday movie … for the 6 millionth time


6. When you realize you forgot to buy a present for the most important person on your list


7. When “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is on the radio and your chill is gone


8. When you’re drinking cocoa in front of the fireplace (and you’re wearing leggings as pants, obvs)


9. When you find the perfect gift for the person who is impossible to shop for


10. When it snows and you don’t even care about how much shoveling you’ll need to do


11. When you see your hometown squad for the first time since summer

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