Christmas Celebrations

Jordan Cruz, Staff Writer/Staff Comedian

Christmas time, for most, is a time of stress relief and the uniting of family. Every year, each celebration seems to get better than the last. For me, Christmas Eve is when it starts every year. We have a get together up until midnight when the present exchange occurs. Then, after a short night’s sleep, in the morning we come together for breakfast at my grandmother’s house. Later, dinner is served at one of my family members’ house.

For others, this is not the case. Many focus on December 24th or December 26th to celebrate, rather than the day itself. Others choose to celebrate the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

Other family traditions, such as Charlie Brown Trees or Christmas carols, can be seen everywhere. Taking place in Christmas caroling can be extremely fun with the right group of friends. It’s not about being the most musically inclined or talented, but spreading happiness within a community and coming together to have a great time.

The star on top of the Christmas tree is a significant moment in setting up for the holidays. It instantly seems to brighten up the entire room and bring joy. Whenever I put it up, it seems to really hit me that my favorite part of the year has returned again and excitement runs through my body.

I hope everyone has an amazing and safe holidays and prepare to return in January more focused than ever before!