Getting in the Holiday Spirit

Getting in the Holiday Spirit

The cool breeze of winter and the sounds of the jolly music dominate the air this time of the year. The lights and the scents of peppermint bring back all kinds of feelings and memories. Christmas is an exciting time, one with lots of happiness and love that only happens once every twelve months.  However, despite all of the joy around this season, some cannot seem to find the holiday spirit in them. Here are some easy ways to wrap yourself in the warmth and comfort of the season.

  1. Listen to Holiday music. There’s no quicker way to bring back the warm memories of Christmas than by enjoying some jolly tunes. An easy way to do this is by making a holiday playlist on Spotify or Pandora. “I have a playlist on Spotify called Holiday Favorites, and I listen to it often to get in the spirit,” said freshman Alondra Rivera. Many radio stations have also started playing holiday music, so something as easy as turning a radio on can get you in the spirit. A good way to start is by listening to some favorites like:
  • “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  • “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams
  • “Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
  • “ Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’’ by Brenda Lee
  1. Watch Christmas movies. Christmas movies bring back wonderful memories of past years. It’s hard not to feel the Christmas spirit while watching a good movie and sipping on hot chocolate. Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu have good options like:
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
  • Christmas with the Krank’s
  • Miracle on 34th streets
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

Some other great classics include

  • The Polar Express
  • How the Grinch stole Christmas
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Christmas is the annual festival celebrated on December 25 every year in the honors of Jesus Christ’s day of birth. During the month of December people get together with their families and friends and open their gift in the morning that appeared under the tree delivered by the traditional “Santa Claus”. After families open their gifts then they go out to eat or cook a family dinner like on Thanksgiving. “my favorite holiday is Christmas because this is a time every year when my families comes together and enjoy each other company, eat dinner, and give/receive presents from each other,” said senior Tyniece Bryant . Here are some more things to do during the month of December.

Host Christmas parities:

  • Start planning it a month or two ahead
  • Choose the date you are planning to have it on
  • Choose where you are going to have it
  • Start sending out invitations/inviting people
  • Chose the theme of the party
  • Start thinking of some different foods you are going to have for you guests.
  • Play holiday music there

Decorating to get in your Christmas spirit:

  • Put up the tree and add lights and ornaments to it
  • Put up different holiday lights and or inflatables in your yard
  • Put Christmas lights in your room
  • Put fake snow on the trees outside
  • If you have a pet you might put it on a little holiday outfit


Going to holiday events/ Holly Dazzle

  • Walk around enjoy friends, family, and company
  • Eat at different concession stands
  • Watch the fireworks
  • Watch them light up the tree
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Go to the movies afterwards