December 6th 11:45am
Am currently located in the Great Hall - already the festivities have begun. Have begun work on charm to ward off the unwanted attentions of overzealous Christmas decorations. Mistletoe included. The Incident with that weed last Christmas shall not be repeated. I blame it solely on that meddling fool, Dumbledore.
I am, perhaps for the first time in six years, unsure of my Christmas plans. Would that it were so easy as to stay at Hogwarts - alas. The Marauding Morons will be cloistered within these stone walls, and imprisonment with such a force of mayhem without the buffering effect of the student body sounds less-than tolerable. Not even Lily will be here to alleviate the sheer boredom that is the holiday season - she is going home to Spinners End. Yet, were I to join her, I would be cast aside by both her family and my own. Tis the season, after all.