Christmas Spirit

Amira Novitzke, Reporter

Christmas is a wonderful time of year, yet people find it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy the holidays approaching.
You end up spending most of the time complaining about the cold weather, how there is nothing to do in the winter, thinking of all the awful snow storms approaching, and all the money leaving your pockets after the holiday season is over.
So instead of stressing out about all of the things to come, focus on the positive side of the season. Christmas is about helping others, spreading joy, and celebrating the season.
Senior, Lauren Slisher says, “I get into the Christmas spirit by hanging up our tree, making cookies, exchanging gifts, and most importantly celebrating Jesus’ birth by going to church on Christmas Eve.”
Start getting into the Christmas spirit by watching classic Christmas movies that you have missed all year. Picking a day out of the week and watching movies all night and drinking hot cocoa will let you relax and cherish the
moment with your loved ones.
Senior, Hannah Laux says, “I am big on Christmas shopping for others so when Black Friday comes around I take advantage of the deals and buy Christmas presents for everyone.”
Decorate and decorate as much as you can. Gather around the Christmas tree and hang ornaments and candy canes, and fill your house with stockings and little knick-knack’s. Plan a day to help your mom or dad hang Christmas lights on your house and decorate the yard.
Senior, Paige Jen says, “I getinto the mood by putting up decorations after Thanksgiving and listening to Christmas music!”
Also if you are running low on ideas on what to give friends or family for Christmas, spend a day inside and you can bake a variety of cookies that everyone will love.
Wait until there is a really good snow day and bundle up and go outside with friends or siblings and play in the snow like you did when you were younger. Build a snowman, make snow angels, and have a snowball fight.
Take a day to sit down with your siblings and write a Christmas list, think of what you really want or you can make a list of what you want to get others. This will help you stay organized so you can get shopping finished fast and so you will not have to worry about what to get friends and family last minute for presents. This will also help get you in the Christmas spirit.
Senior, Bryana Andresen says, “I get into the Christmas spirit by watching ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas. It makes it known Christmas is coming because my whole family sits down and watches it.”
Listen to Christmas music really loud, and often. Dance around the house with your mom, it will make her happy.
Over break take a little bit of time to have fun with your friends and family, and make people around you laugh and smile.
Think about all the good things approaching this holiday. Also help others get into their holiday spirit and make this holiday season the best one yet!

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