Deck The Halls

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Hillary Levin

It is a cloudy Saturday and snow is coming down as gifts are being wrapped by parents. Friends come over to bake cookies and watch movies all day long. The mood is jolly as everyone patiently waits for Christmas to come.

“I am so excited for the Christmas season because I love music, lights and movies,” sophomore Ryen Tindell said.

Whether they are passed down from family or made new each year, the jolly spirit can be enjoyed through a variety of traditions.

“Every year my family and I bake Christmas sugar cookies from my grandma’s secret recipe,” sophomore Katelyn Irvin said.

Among the seasonal activities are a variety of holiday-themed movies. Many incorporate these films into their traditions and use them to get into the spirit.

“My favorite movie is ‘Christmas with the Kranks,’” Tindell said. “It is so funny to watch them argue while enjoying the holiday”.

When the day comes, kids are waking up parents so gifts can be opened and flaunted all day. Family and friends are together as one to celebrate. Whether it is a first time celebration or an annual event, the holiday can offer something fun for everyone.

“Christmas is my favorite season,” senior Gabriel Ortiz said. “I am excited to be reunited with family and discover what Christmas is like in the US.”

25 Days of Christmas on Freeform:

Dec 6
8p/7c “Frosty the Snowman” Freeform Premiere
8:30p/7:30c “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Freeform Premiere
Dec 7
7:50p/6:50c “Home Alone”
Dec 8
12p/11c “Prancer Returns” Freeform Premiere
6:40p/5:40c “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
Dec 9
9p/8c “Wrap Battle Finale Episodes”
Dec 10
6:15p/5:15c “Arthur Christmas”
8:20p/7:20c “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
12-2a/11-1c “The Simpsons Holiday-than”
Dec 11
5:20p/4:20c “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
8p/7c “Same Time, Next Christmas” Freeform Premiere
Dec 12
6:50p/5:50c “The Santa Clause”
8:55p/7:55c “The Santa Clause 2”
Dec 13
6:45p/5:45c “Home Alone”
9:15p/8:15c “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
Dec 14
9:15p/8:15c “Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 15
7:45p/6:45c “The Santa Clause”
9:50p/8:50c “The Santa Clause 2”
11:55p/10:55c “The Santa Clause 3”
Dec 16
9p/8c “Good Trouble 2-Hour Holiday Special”
Dec 17
5:50p/4:50c “Home Alone”
8:20p/7:20c “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
12-2a/11-1c “The Simpsons Holiday-than”
Dec 18
8:20p/7:20c “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 19
9p/8c “Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story”
Dec 20
9:20p/8:20c “Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 2”
Dec 21
7:10p/6:10c “The Santa Clause 2”
9:15p/8:15c “Dr.Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 22
7:20p/6:20c “Home Alone”
9:50p/8:50c “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”
Dec 23
9:20p/8:20c” Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Dec 24
8:20p/7:20c “Frosty the Snowman”
8:50p/7:50c “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
9:55p/8:55c “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
12-2a/11-1c “The Simpson Holiday-than”
Dec 25
3:10p/2:10c “Frosty the Snowman”
3:40p/2:40c “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
4:45p/3:45c “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”
5:50p/4:50c “Home Alone”
8:20p/7:20c “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”