Top 10 Things to do Before Christmas

1. Watch Christmas movies

Cuddle up under a blanket with friends and family in fuzzy socks, sweatpants and a sweater. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and you’re all set.

2. Bake Christmas cookies

Enter a cookie swap and get your baking on!

3. Rock an ugly sweater

There are so many different ways to wear an ugly sweater. Check out our “Ugly Christmas Sweaters to Buy” article.

4. Sing Christmas songs

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Buddy the Elf tells us in the movie Elf that singing is the best thing to do during the holiday season.

5. Go see Santa

It’s hard to have Christmas without Santa Clause, so why not pay him a visit and tell him what you want for Christmas.

6. Spend time with family

One of the most important things during the holiday is to spend time with family. Get together and have dinner together or go ice skating, or even just a walk up and down the road.

7. Knit a blanket

Grab some yarn, grab some needles and turn on a movie. Knitting is a way to relax, you also get something out of it at then end; a nice warm blanket.

8. Donate to charity

Around the holiday season, it’s a really hard time for people that don’t have homes. Around the holiday season is one of the best times to donate.

9. Make a gingerbread house

Another activity to do with your family or friends is making a gingerbread house. You can decorate the house to look like anything you want.

10. Pick out the perfect Christmas tree

Like Clark Griswold shows in the movie Christmas Vacation, no one goes out to the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree anymore. Maybe you should do that this year!

Erin Tolles, Staff Writer

Sophomore Erin Tolles is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. Erin, a.k.a. ‘CRAZY CAT LADY’ enjoys singing and playing her ukelele. She would much rather be in summer camp being a super cool counselor than in school. Erin is obsessed with popcorn and Harry Potter, like most normal people, and flees America and travels to Austria annually.

Author: thecolonel306

The Colonel is Ledyard High School's award-winning news magazine, serving as the student voice of LHS for almost 50 years.

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