- Category: Volume 88 (Fall 2016 - Spring 2017)
- Published: 30 November 2016
- Written by AMANDA DRENNAN | VIEWPOINT EDITOR
♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year ♫
The holiday season has to be one of the best times of the year. There’s so much to do and everyone seems to be more joyful than any other time of year.
This is the point of the year where the semester is starting to wind down; things get stressful- writing papers, studying for finals, and getting everything done before the semester ends. At the end, it’s worth it because we get a few weeks off from school work and you get a fresh start with the spring semester.
Another great part of the holiday season is getting to see your friends from home. Of course, there’s nothing like the friends you make at Monmouth, but it’s nice to see friends that have been away at different schools. Being home for the holidays allows you to get together with friends and family that you might not be able to see during the semester, but now you’re able to give them a little extra time.
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season are all the seasonal flavors. Dunkin’ and Starbucks have so many different flavored drinks that it might take you all season to try one of each. There are so many holiday treats that go perfectly with each of these drinks. Seasonal foods and drinks are just another perk to help make this the most wonderful time of year.
Although it might feel like there’s not much to do because of the weather, there’s a lot that the winter can offer. There are always movies, shopping, or grabbing food with friends. During the holiday season, there are usually seasonal shows or light shows to attend, you just have to keep your eye out for when they are.
Sometimes the snowy or cold weather makes it easy to want to stay inside all day. Cold winter days are perfect to take the day and just relax. You can put on a movie, snuggle up with your favorite blanket, and drink a warm cup of hot chocolate. These few things are the perfect recipe for a day in.
The best thing to do when it’s snowing is, of course, to go out and play in the snow. You should never think that you’re too old to play outside if it’s snowing. Even if you’re not having a snowball fight or building a snowman, just going outside and appreciating the blanket of snow covering the ground can be enough.
Almost everywhere you go during the holidays, there are some sort of decorations. Even just driving around there are homes decorated with lights that illuminate the streets. There are different places you can visit to look at decorations, which is always a fun winter activity.
This time of year is perfect to appreciate everything you have. We have time off from school, and usually a few days off work. This gives us the opportunity to spend time with family and friends and be grateful for who we have.
There’s so much to do during the holiday season, that’s what truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year.