Songs and jingles of holiday spirit have begun to play on the radio and in local grocery stores as the Christmas season quickly approaches. For some, this is a time of joy and charity, while others despise the hype of a quickly becoming materialistic day. What is the true meaning of the holiday season here at East Hamilton?
Noah Cantor says that his favorite thing about the holidays is being able to be with friends and family and eating good food." A traditional holiday favorite is being able to eat home cooked meals with family and friends, however some people never get this opportunity. To help those who might otherwise go without during the winter season, local stores are taking up money for the Chattanooga Food Bank for their annual “Share Your Christmas” cause.. Donating to this is a great way of sharing something that might be taken granted of in our own lives.
"[My favorite thing about Christmas] is probably knowing I've done a good deed baking Santa cookies and leaving him milk," Christian Daniell explains. Although the jest in this statement coming from a high school senior is clear, it brings back memories of childlike wonder. What else brings out the little kid in all of us than leaving cookies and milk on Christmas Eve for Santa to find? You’re never too old to have fun, especially during the holidays.
While spending time with family and trying to impress Santa are two very different concepts, it shows how open to interpretation the Christmas season is to various students. There is no wrong way to celebrate the holidays. Some decide to focus on Santa and gifts, some don't celebrate anything during the holiday seasomit, and some are in it for the family and food. However you choose to celebrate is unique only to you, so why not share how you decide to experience Christmas with those around you. Happy holidays!
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