How to get in the holiday spirit when you hate Christmas


GIANNA CABRAL, Staff Writer, Arts and Culture Editor

Now that the holiday season is right around the corner, some of us get in the no-ho-ho-holiday spirit. Here are some easy ways to try and get you in the Christmas spirit, even if you hate the holiday as much as I do:

  1. Hang up Christmas lights all year round

Although this seems like a dumb idea, the colored lights will make you want to curl up in a million blankets and watch movies all day. I have lights hanging around my canopy and it definitely gives off a tumblr-esque vibe, which is a plus. It can also give off a “Stranger Things” vibe (without the demonic atmosphere, I hope).

  1. Appreciate the snow

With Christmas comes winter weather. Although I hate the snow, the more it snows, the more likely we are to have snow days. Not sure about you, but I’d be more than happy to have an extra day off from school. So when you see white stuff falling from the sky, embrace it like the vacation we all need but never get.

  1. Be generous

It is nice to be nice all year around, but it is especially nice to be kind during the Christmas season. Some things you can do to accomplish your goal is to volunteer, do something nice for someone, and even donate to those in need. It is, after all, the giving season. You might as well put it to good use now, and all year.

  1. Avoid the “stereotypical Hallmark Christmas” vibes

One thing to do this Christmas is avoid anything that involves red and green together. Nothing gets me going more than those two colors together- they just don’t sync. Also, stay away from the Christmas music on your own time because you’ll be hearing it more than enough in stores and TV commercials from the beginning of November until the end of the year.

  1. Don’t be Ebenezer Scrooge

Believe it or not, there are people who actually do love Christmas. Be kind and respectful towards these people and remember not to bring their holiday spirits down, just because you don’t have any. You don’t want to be the grumpy Grinch who ruins Christmas for everyone else.

You may not be in the holiday spirit, but by doing these simple things, the merry feeling may engulf you.