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Fun ways to get into the holiday spirit


Antoinette Iannacone

Writer

The holidays are just around the corner and there are many ways to get into the holiday spirit. Whether it’s a holiday tradition or something fun to do, here are some ways to make your holiday fun and create the best memories with your family and friends. 


Baking: There’s something about baking during the holiday that makes it so special. Maybe it’s because we are with the people we love or maybe because we took out the old family recipes that have not been touched since the last holiday. Whatever the reason is, there’s nothing better than having fresh baked cookies right out of the oven, especially during the holidays. 

Watching holiday movies: The holidays can be a stressful time so a movie can be a great way to relax. One must see Christmas classic is Frank Capra’s 1946 “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This movie will keep you entertained from the first second you put it on to the last.  Some other favorites include, “A Christmas Story,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Home Alone,” “Elf,” “The Polar Express,” “White Christmas,” and so many others. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up on the couch. 

Looking at Christmas lights: This can be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. There’s something about taking a delightful scroll through the lights displays that put a smile on your face. 

Ice stating: If you are sick of being indoors then this is a great way to get out of the house and make the best memories with your loved ones. 

Doing a Secret Santa: Whether it's with your family or friends, this is a fun way to make memories. It’s as easy as picking a name out of a hat and getting them a present. 

These are just some of the ways that can get you into the holiday spirit. You can keep these up and create some wonderful traditions with your family and friends.