A December to Remember

Photo Credit to Sara Van Heckeby Kevin Lindgren
Features writer

   Alright, let’s not state the obvious here, but Christmas is 14 days away. Oh well, I tried. It’s darn near impossible to talk about December without mentioning Christmas.  
   Christmas and December go hand in hand like mac and cheese or like teenage girls and Ugg boots. Christmas gives us something to look forward to, like enjoying that peppermint latte at Starbucks while wearing your Uggs.
   Last time I checked, there is no prize given out to the house with the most Christmas decorations. Twenty different Santas don’t prove you’ve got the most Christmas Spirit. It just shows that you have way too much time on your hands.
   In all seriousness, Christmas is built upon the basis of giving and not necessarily receiving. So why have some families become obsessed with this holiday? Senior Robert Rigler offers, “It’s because people have such a strong passion for the holiday.”
   Sure it’s good to receive (and who doesn’t like presents?), but do your children really need 45 presents under the tree? The answer is no. As long as they have their families and their Ugg boots, they will be just fine.
   Why all the love for Christmas? Junior Abby Roselieb explains, “For my family, Christmas is the main event.” The whole month is spent in preparation for the 25th. People waste their time in hyping up the date instead of celebrating the days for what they are. Hanukah goes almost unnoticed by most Americans.
   I’m not asking for everyone to bust out their dreidel, but just be more aware. Be aware that Christmas is not the only event in December. There’s ice skating, there’s caroling, there’s even snowball fights.
   Remember this December for the memories. Remember the times, good and bad. Keep the spirit of Christmas alive in your heart. Make this December one that will last a lifetime. One where you will look back and say, “Yeah, that I remember.”

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2 Comments on “A December to Remember”

  1. What December 18, 2013 at 12:20 am #

    Why not just call this article “I hate Ugg boots”

    • Kevin Lindgren March 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

      I considered it

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