The holiday season is so much more than all the food. It’s a time for family, friends, and super cool traditions than have been passed down for generations.
Many families have their own traditions that they’ve kept for generations, or traditions that have changed over the years. If you can’t think of any family or friend traditions, maybe you should start one!
Here are some ideas to help get you started:
- Everyone has something to be thankful for. Have guests write about what they are most thankful for and read them after your holiday feast! Being gathered together helps friends and family bond and build on their relationships.
- If you are having trouble finding someone to host a big holiday meal, make reservations at a nice historic restaurant. That way, no one will have to cook or clean up all of those dirty dishes!
- If you and your friends are feeling “extra” this holiday season, have everyone dress to impress! The entirety of your group can dress like elves or snowmen, and someone can even be Santa! This can make for a great Instagram shot!
- Traditions involve family gatherings and the delicious food served at dinner! “I love helping my mom cook the food for, we always make homemade dressing in our own stone skillets,” stated Nick Mcpherson (17′).
November through January is known for being the busiest travel season of the year. If you are looking for a fun game to play, maybe start a family scavenger hunt with friends before dinner! Many East Forsyth students travel on Winter Break. Sara Hintz (’17) said, “We usually try to go up to Iowa to visit my huge extended family. We all have dinner at my uncle’s house and everyone has to bring food. We usually have family friends tag along.”
If you are planning on staying inside and just chilling on the couch, Christmas movies are a blast to watch. “I love to watch the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel until it’s time to eat; it helps me get in the holiday spirit,” said Anelise Harris (’20).
The holiday season is here and it’s the time of love, joy, and family bonding. Always remember to be thankful for all that you have and eat lots of turkey, ham, and cookies!