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My Favorite Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is finally here, and with it I'm reminded of the many traditions that fill the holiday season and make it special.

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is just sitting back and watching Christmas movies, surrounded by family or friends and learning about the true meaning of Christmas together in just around an hour and a half. But I think that no other holiday film does it better than the 1980 classic ‘A Christmas Story.’ The movie follows the story of young Ralphie and his family in the Christmas season of the 1940s. The movie is filled with comedy and heart, and is able to make you laugh and cry, but most importantly it’s about family and the struggles and joy that comes from it, which is one of the most important parts of Christmas.

Another tradition that I love is music. Whether it be the smooth jazzy tunes of people like Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé, or the different carols I get to hear on the radio, it’s always able to get me into the Christmas spirit. The holiday season would be completely different if we didn’t have music to go along with it. The songs are able to translate the feelings we have about the season and put them into different medleys, they make this time of year special, after all there are reasons as to why President's Day or Thanksgiving doesn’t have music.

One tradition that I feel is most important, is that Christmas is one of the only times in a year in which you are able to see your family. Family is one of the things that makes Christmas what it is, otherwise the gift and carols and movies, and everything else would be meaningless, because you would have no one to share it with. You also wouldn’t be able to get any gifts if it weren't for your family. They are able to make the season feel warm and bright, ironic since it’s in winter.

I’m glad I was able to share my personal favorite traditions, and as always Happy Holidays

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