Christmas Traditions

How To Spend Your Christmas With Family and Friends

MURRAY, NEB- “Spreading Christmas cheer, singing loud for all to hear.” The celebration of Christmas is quickly arriving. Every year, this holiday is held on Dec. 25. Snow is in the air, the temperatures are dropping and everyone is getting bundled up in their winter gear. How do people celebrate their Christmas though?

Throughout the season of Christmas, leading up to the big day, most people have some classic traditions that they like to perform. Some are as easy as wearing Christmas sweaters, drinking hot chocolate, singing carols, finding your ‘Elf on the Shelf’ or watching old Christmas movies with their loved ones. However, some people aren’t too fond of Christmas, just like the classic Christmas character “Scrooge.” However, some don’t celebrate Christmas due to their religion, which is perfectly okay! Everyone likes to spend their Christmas in different ways, and here are some ideas to help you start some new traditions this year.

To start off, let’s talk about building a snowman. This is such a fun and creative way to spend your time playing outside in the snow. Building a snowman can be done at any point in winter and not just in the season of Christmas, as long as snow can be found on the ground.

Wearing Christmas sweaters is a popular world-wide tradition. Some people like to wear cute and fuzzy sweaters, and others are always seen in their “ugly Christmas sweater,” as if any Christmas sweater could be ugly.

Some people even love to gather around their fireplace with their peppermint hot chocolate filled with marshmallows, to rest while watching their favorite Christmas movies. Elf, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, A Charlie Brown Christmas and many others movies, are some of the Christmas classics that everyone can enjoy, no matter what your age is.

One last tradition we will commemorate is leaving Santa Claus milk and cookies. It is such a fun and easy tradition to follow up on, and Santa will surely enjoy it! Also, if you are like my family, we used to love leaving Santa’s reindeer some carrots, so they do not end up getting hungry while delivering presents to all the children around the world, alongside Mr. Claus.

We hope to hear that you may begin using some of these wonderful traditions this year. We also hope that you may have a jolly and bright Christmas celebration this year and always. Also a reminder, make sure you listen to Christmas music to really get you into that cheerful spirit this holiday season! “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.”