How to Prepare for the Holidays

We all know that cozy holiday feeling you start to feel as soon as you finish your Thanksgiving dinner. Not your post-dinner stomachache, but CHRISTMAS FEVER! I don’t know about you, but I find myself OBSESSED with the idea of Christmas. From the homemade gingerbread houses, to the scent of pine trees, to the kids telling “mall Santa” what they want to wake up to on December 25th. Everybody prepares for the holidays in different ways, but these are a few of my favorite things to do in preparation for Christmastime.

1.) Hang up some Christmas lights! Whether it be in your room, or on the outside of your house, make sure everybody knows you’re ready for Santa to make an appearance.

2.) Make a special  treat to enjoy with family and friends! I know that I already ‘attempted’ to make some peppermint bark . . . but it’s all about having fun, right?! Look up some cool recipes for gingerbread, candy cane cookies, holiday brownies, and all sorts of fun holiday treats!

3.) Listen to some Christmas music! Senior Nick Ricciarelli just loves “listening to all of the songs on the Michael Buble holiday CD!” Other students, like Padraic McDonough and James Woods enjoy Mariah Carey’s hit, “All I want for Christmas.”

4) Shop for Secret Santa. Candy, gift cards or warm fuzzy socks all make great presents for your friends and family. The mystery of the exchange just adds to the fun. Who knows me well enough to buy me dark chocolate!! Who in the world thought I would like a leopard-printed snuggie?!

So , there you have it. Some tips to help you prepare for, and survive, this holiday season. Merry Christmas, everyone!


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