Welcoming Winter

By Katie O'Beirn, Staff

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the winter and holiday festivities are in full swing. Many people argue that the holiday spirit is the best part of winter time. Although this season is a stressful time of year, many students look for the silver lining that winter has to offer.

Christmas music is one activity that people around the world jump on as soon as possible. Many people often justify tuning into the magical melodies weeks before Thanksgiving approaches. Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and the FM radio all promote Christmas music and stations to boost the spirits and encourage holiday joy. Many people who disagree with listening to festive music before Thanksgiving, probably don’t support those who decorate prior to Thanksgiving.

Cameron McDaniel, junior, says that his favorite part about the holidays are the pretty lights that people display throughout their yards. However, he does not like to see them before Thanksgiving.

An additional popular opinion has many people arguing that the Christmas movies are the best part about the holidays. Channels such as Hallmark and ABC begin streaming them the day after Halloween and begin the “countdown to Christmas” shortly after.

Ellie Jensen, junior, says that her favorite part of winter is sitting inside by the cozy fire in fuzzy pajamas. She also enjoys watching Christmas movies as the snow falls outside. I’m sure most can agree that the snow swiftly falling is appealing, however, the cold temperatures are not.

According to Redfin, the number one most enjoyable activity to do in winter is making snow angels, and the sixth is going sledding. In order to enjoy these highly ranked winter activities, you’re going to have to brace the cold! Whether you love winter or hate it, you better embrace the season because it is a force to be reckoned with.