Lizzie Hanson ‘23, Freelance Writer
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday because it brings me so much cheer. There is snow in the air and stockings hung by the mantel with care with the hopes that Saint Nicholas will soon be there. These are only some of the reasons why Christmas is such a beloved holiday. I know that I am not alone when saying this, but I cannot wait for Dec. 25 to come each year. “I love Christmas because it is one of the only times, besides your birthday, you get presents from family and friends. I mean, who does not like that?” freshman Katelyn Fletcher said.
As soon as Thanksgiving is over, families tend to immediately start to decorate their tree, hang up lights and decorations around their house, and get a head start on shopping for family and friends. I do not blame them for doing this because my family and I do these things every year right after Thanksgiving, and maybe even earlier. “Christmas is a time where you get to see relatives you might not see very often. One of my favorite parts about Christmas is that I can see and hang out with some of my relatives that I do not get to see often,” freshman Natalie Salgado said.
We also cannot forget about the seemingly millions of Christmas songs that play on the radio. Many of us love to turn the volume up all the way and sing as loud as we can to these classic carols such as “ Silent Night”, “Jingle Bells”, “Carol of the Bells”, and much more. There are also hundreds of movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, Elf, The Polar Express, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a new Christmas movie in theaters starring Emilia Clarke, Last Christmas. People love to watch these over and over again with family and friends on a cold wintry day, drinking hot cocoa or warm apple cider.
The best holiday of the year is approaching fast, and I for one cannot wait any longer to celebrate. Take the time to find the good in people, spread a little cheer, be kind, and carry the joy all year long. That is what Christmas is all about.
Photo by Lizzie Hanson