The Office-isms: Christmas Edition

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Christmas is just around the corner, and what's the best part about this time of year? More than likely you've got a day or two off work or school and can marathon classic The Office Christmas episodes.  In case you forgot which they were, here's a list:

The Office: Christmas Episodes

S2E10 "Christmas Party"
Classic moments: Jim gives Pam a teapot full of meaningful Tchotchkes, Phyllis only loves Michael a homemade oven mitt's worth, and Dwight wears his elf ears.

S3E10 "A Benihana Christmas"
Classic moments: Carol breaks up with Michael over his inappropriate photoshopping, the bros in The Office take him to Benihana to cheer him up, where he meets his next "true love," an Asian girl he can't tell apart from her friend.

S5E10 "Moroccan Christmas"
Classic moments: Phyllis has dirt on Angela and takes over the PPC, planning a Moroccan themed Christmas party, Andy plays the sitar and Michael stages an intervention for Meredith after her hair catches on fire.

S6E12 "Secret Santa"
Classic moments: Jim lets Phyllis be Santa for this year's party, which Michael refuses to accept. Michael ultimately decides to offer an alternative Santa, but when that doesn't work, he becomes a very petulant Jesus Christ.

S7E11 "Classy Christmas"
Classic moments: Opening includes the Holiday card photoshoot, Michael takes over planning the party after he finds out Holly will return to Scranton and becomes Santa Bond. Pam uses her art skills to craft a meaningful gift for Jim. Jim and Dwight have an epic snowball showdown.

S8E10 "Christmas Wishes"
Classic moments: Andy, as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, decides to grant wishes to his employees, Stanley has an outburst about thematic Christmas parties, Darryl and Val begin dating and Erin gets incredibly drunk. Dwight, Creed, Nate and Gabe all rock out to Transiberian Orchestra's version of Carol of the Bells.

S9E9 "Dwight Christmas"
Classic moments: The Office drops the ball on planning a party this year, and ultimately it's decided they will have a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas, headed by Dwight. Dwight becomes "Belsnickel," a holiday being who decides whether they've been Impish or Admirable.


Memes
When you've finished your marathon, you might want to share a Christmas meme with your friends. Enjoy!

Christmas The Office Meme, Dwight

Christmas The Office Meme, Pam

Christmas The Office Meme

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

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Christmas Gifts for The Office fans

And of course, it's never too late to show your beloved Office fan you care with memorabilia. And if no one loves you enough to get them for you, this is where those VISA gift cards come in handy!

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The 12 Days of The Office:


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12 days of The Office lyrics:
Original parody by the Co-Admins of The Office-isms

On the first day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
A George Foreman Grill injury.

On the second day of Christmas The Office gave to me: 
Two jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the third day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the fourth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the fifth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the sixth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the seventh day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the eighth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the ninth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Nine looks from J-im, eight awkward moments, 
seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the tenth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me:
 Ten random outbursts, nine looks from Jim, 
eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, The Office gave to me: 
Eleven shots at Toby, ten random outbursts, nine looks from J-im, 
eight awkward moments, seven office parties, six songs by Andy, 
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots, two Jello molds
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, The Office gave to me:
Twelve That's What She Said's, eleven shots at Toby, 
ten random outbursts, nine looks from J-im, Eight awkward moments,
seven office parties, six songs by Andy.
Five Dundie awards. 
Four pranks on Dwight, three Scott's Tots,  two Jello molds 
and a George Foreman Grill injury.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin)

"Darryl Philbin. Then Regis, then Rege,
then Roger, then Mister Rogers."
Craig Philip Robinson, known to Office fans as warehouse foreman turned Office executive Darryl Philbin, was born on October 25th 1971. He, along with his fellow costar Leslie David Baker, hales from the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Unlike his Office counterpart (who said he was Presbyterian), Craig was raised Methodist by his mother and father. He attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, where his mother taught music.

 In a 2011 interview with Time Out Chicago, Craig told fans that his mother's occupation was why he became interested in music. Of his childhood home he said: "Our house was like a rehearsal studio. We had drums, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, piano, organ. We were the best place to go on Christmas." His father was a corporate attorney, a profession that served Craig well as he became a legal driver. "My father got to represent me a couple of times, like in traffic court....One time somebody hit me, so he came down and represented me. I wasn’t, like, just always in trouble, but there was a couple of times it was beneficial to have your father as a lawyer."

Craig achieved an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University for Music in 1994, where classmates began to see him as a comedic gem and encouraged him to do stand-up. “At first, I didn’t really believe I could get up there and make people laugh...but several of my buddies on campus were telling me: ‘You’ve been cracking me up for months. Why don’t you take that stuff on stage and see if you can make it with a live audience?’” Robinson then tried his luck at Chicago's Second City (where Steve Carell once taught improv classes) and Chicago Improv, but he wasn't sure he could bank on a career in comedy. So he went on to get a Master's Degree in Education from St. Xavier University and then taught music for several years at Chicago's Horace Greeley Elementary School. He is a skilled musician who is proficient at guitar, piano and drums.

In 1998, Craig took part in Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and his stand-up caught the eye of Fox Broadcasting executives. They offered Robinson a development deal, which he wouldn't see the fruits of for several more years. But he did perform stand-up on notable late night shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Real Time with Bill Maher. Eventually, in 2003, he landed his first recurring acting job as "Buddy LeGendre" on the short lived series "Lucky" starring John Corbett. The series centered on the lives of compulsive gamblers, and was canceled after its first season. From 2004-2005, he had small speaking parts in some iconic millennial sitcoms: Arrested Development, The Bernie Mac Show, and Friends.



During the casting call for The Office U.S. back in late 2004, Craig met one of his future recurring co-stars and a dear friend in Seth Rogen. Rogen auditioned for Dwight, but obviously didn't land the role. The two bonded however, and went on to star in multiple film projects together: 2007's Knocked Up, 2008's Zack and Miri Make a Porno & Pineapple Express, and 2013's This Is The End.

Craig and Seth Rogen 2015
But it was Craig's role The Office where he really got his first big break. Though he likely wouldn't be considered a main character by most fans considering the infrequent use of a Darryl-centered episode, he has said: "People like, "Oh, they don't use you enough." I disagree. I think that it's a matter of the cardinal rule of show business - Leave them wanting more. " And on his dedication to the show he said: "It's a blast and you'd have to pry me out of there by my cold dead hands."

Craig's love of music didn't stop when he went into the world of acting, but instead flourished. Beginning around late 2008, he formed the comedic band "The Nasty Delicious" who still tours to this day.





His short screen time on The Office allowed Craig the opportunity to team with Judd Apatow and other notable comedic producers to work on multiple film projects. Craig appeared in several large-budget studio films in addition to his projects with Seth Rogen, such as voice work in Shrek Forever After and a starring role in the 2010 hit Hot Tub Time Machine.

When The Office ended in 2013, Craig's detached attitude for Dunder Mifflin's closing doors reflected his character's struggle to give a proper goodbye. In an interview with IGN he said: "It was emotional, it was a lot of people crying and stuff. I feel I didn't earn the cry that a lot of them earned. Because a lot of them were there for every single episode, I wasn't. So part of me feels like, okay, you know I'm going to miss seeing these guys, and this was an amazing experience, but I don't feel like I earned the tears as much as a lot of those characters did."

Oh, you earned it Buddy.  

Earlier in 2015, Craig starred in the first of pseudo-Office spin-offs, Mr. Robinson, which was spearheaded by none other than The Office U.S. creator Greg Daniels. Unfortunately though, the series was canceled by NBC at the end of it's first season. But Craig's still busy. These days he's appearing in musical Walmart Christmas commercials, and currently has SIX different film projects in the works. The ambition Darryl was known for on The Office seems to come directly from Craig's own life. He is a busy, busy man, but one who always has time to poke fun at his coworkers.



Celebrate Halloween with The Office

Scariest of scary, The Office said goodbye more than 2 years ago. Say it with us now..."BOOOOOOO!!!!"

Now that that's out of your system, here's our -isms PPC tips for having the best Office-themed Halloween.

Bookface?
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 First off, if you're more the type to spend Halloween parked in front of your TV, between passing out candy to the Trick-or-Treaters, here's a list of all The Office's Halloween episodes:

S2E5 "Halloween"
S5E6 "Employee Transfer"
S6E8 "Koi Pond"
S7E6 "Costume Contest"
S8E5 "Spooked"
S9E5 "Here Comes Treble"

But if you're a more involved Halloween-er, here's what we've got:

COSTUMES:

Fans dressed as the cast:


Three hole punch Alex!

From fan Sam: "My husband in college with his roommates.
Dwight, Michael, Jim and Toby in the back" (where he belongs)

From fan Kati: "Had a great time at the office today!"

N'awww, fan Gabrielle and her boyfriend dressed as PB&J

From fan Blaine:
"I dressed up as Dwight my freshman year of high school"

Mini Dwight

Fan Claire dressed as Fun Run Pam

Question: Which kind of  dog is best?

Dwangela
Awesome Dwight costume

Michael, Jan, Dwight, Angela, Pam, Jim and Meredith group costume.

-isms fan Kendall as Fun Run Pam

EASY COSTUMES INSPIRED BY THE SHOW:

Last minute Halloween party? Look no further than Scranton's resident slacker for the easiest The Office themed costumes.

"Dave" on a name tag, complete this look with an expression of smug irony.
3 hole punch you: White shirt, cheap tie, 3 block dots taped to your shirt.
Bookface: Grease paint and a mirror.  Don't write it backwards!

But if you're really in a pinch, try these.
click for printable masks of the entire cast


CAST COSTUMES:

Your options are endless

Season 9

Season 5

Season 6

Season 6

Season 9

PUMPKINS

Decorate your pumpkins The Office style!






Happy Halloween! from all of us at -isms :)