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January 3, 2016

 

Since I started college, the Christmas season, previously warm in the presence of loved ones and magical in the glow of twinkling tree lights, has felt oddly disjointed. For one, as a member of an a cappella group, I start Christmas in October, before the rest of the world is even allowed to listen to Christmas music, in order to have a decent set prepared for our annual concert. Thus the Christmas season begins with a checklist:

 

“Learn X songs in Y weeks.” (1)

 

Then, the day after the concert, a reminder of impending finals rears its ugly head, and suddenly, the “good tidings of great joy which will be to all people” appear to have run out. Projects and final reports beckon my nose to the grindstone for the next week, and the Christmas season continues with the grave call to action:

 

“Surv...

December 4, 2015

Welcome to the official beginning of the Christmas season! Now that it’s socially acceptable to start playing Christmas music, you can be sure I'm playing Pentatonix’s latest Christmas album on repeat on every device I own, including the best song on the album, “That’s Christmas to Me” (which also happens to be the best Christmas song since, like, “The Christmas Song”).

 

So in the spirit of sharing what Christmas means to us,  I thought I’d share what makes Christmas so special to me this year. 

 

Yes, it is truly the most wonderful time of the year, complete with good food, music, warmth, and snow. 

 

But that’s not all that Christmas is about.

 

Christmas is significant not because we celebrate with family and friends, nor because we get to give and receive presents (not that any of those...

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