The Best of the Holidays
By Bethany Stewart
The holiday season is something everyone gets excited about. Not only are there numerous winter activities, but holiday festivities as well that can fill our time during these chilly winter months. People are always hoping for that picturesque white Christmas. Often times the holidays encompass three main activities, shopping, cooking, and spending time with family- what could be better? It is no surprise that this can be considered the most wonderful time of the year. You can see the spirits of many being lifted by the charity of others around the holiday season. Here at Glenelg, many students are anxiously awaiting winter break which means Hanukkah and Christmas are around the corner. Students of Glenelg were asked questions about their favorite things during the holiday season.
When Glenelg students asked were about their holiday favorites, the top movie was Elf by a landslide. This comes with little surprise, as the movie is funny and entertaining for both children and adults. Coming in as a strong contender was Rudolph. This also comes as no shock, as this movie is a timeless Christmas classic.
For the favorite holiday song of Glenelg students, there was almost an even split between All I Want for Christmas is You and Jingle Bells. Both song help to really lift the spirits of the holiday season. These songs are extremely popular and played numerous times on the radio during the holidays.
The favorite winter activity of Glenelg students came out to be a three way tie between sipping on hot chocolate, sledding, and skiing. When a student was asked why skiing was their favorite activity, they said “Skiing down the slopes with the cold air and snow blowing by my face makes me happy. The adrenaline rush when going down a black diamond is just the best.” Skiing down a mountain is the exact opposite of sipping warm hot chocolate and curling up with a good movie.
Cookies were the overwhelming vote of the favorite holiday dessert. With endless variety it is impossible to not find something that everyone can enjoy. One students writes that “Cookies just seem to taste better around Christmas time!” No matter what desert you chose to enjoy this holiday season, there is something out there for you to enjoy.
Gladiator’s favorite gift ever ranged from pet bunnies to bikes, but the overwhelming answer was a cellphone or laptop. One student wrote that their favorite gift was tickets to a Selena Gomez concert when he/she was younger. “I loved her and her music, and the concert was so fun” they commented.
One cool holiday tradition that the Day family does every Christmas is “eating tacos for Christmas dinner, and ice cream for dessert!” Another exciting holiday tradition that Curtis Rodkey, Senior at Glenelg, does is “walking around our neighborhood giving out holiday treats like cookies.” Whatever your holiday traditions and favorites may be, stay safe and have a great winter break and holiday season!
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