The best time of the year

December 3, 2014 Features

holiday deerFor many, the holidays are the best time of the year. Gaining give or take five pounds, the bone-chilling cold, and the seeing the distant relatives you are so fond of, really brings out the best in everyone.

When it comes to food during this time of year, you now have your favorite drinks and foods in either a pumpkin or peppermint flavor, or sometimes both. This is also the time of year when it becomes socially acceptable to eat an immeasurable amount of food. Turkey, ham, cake, pie, chocolate, and multiple beverages now fill your refrigerator, cupboards, and countertops. Your family will probably spend eight hours preparing a delicious meal while you watch football or shop for presents, only for it to be devoured in maybe one.

Then, of course during the holidays, we have all our lovely family members coming together. You have your Aunt-Nancy who is absurdly up-to-date with what is going on in your life seeing as she likes every single photo you upload, or get tagged in, on Facebook. Then you have her charming daughter, cousin Clara, who doesn’t shut up about how well her life is going for her. She’ll jabber on about how she just got accepted every Ivy League school she applied to; well, you played the oboe in high school, enough said.

Then we can’t forget about the ugly holiday sweaters trend. This trend sort of began to make fun of people who wore extremely festive holiday sweaters and just took it to the next level. Now you see holiday sweaters with all sorts of patterns, various colors, and even sometimes lights on them. You’ll find yourself spending $50 on a sweater that you can only wear one month out of the year and realize how ugly it actually is.

Then of course we cannot forget about the best of all traditions, putting up the Christmas tree. Who knows the true origin of this tradition, yet who doesn’t love going out into the freezing cold, finding the perfect pine tree, spending roughly $100-200 dollars for it to sit in your house for maybe a month, spend hours putting ornaments and lights on it, to which you will then put it out to the curb and do it all over again the following year.

Overall, the holidays are a time of year best spent with family, food, and your TV to watch all of those holiday specials that will remind you of your childhood. On a serious note, the holidays are the best time of the year and we wish everyone a very merry, jolly, and safe holiday.

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