Yes, You Should Be Excited About Christmas Break, Come On Now

Yes, You Should Be Excited About Christmas Break, Come On Now

Going home for the holidays? How will you survive this whole month without your best friends from college? What kinds of questions are your family members going to ask you? Though there are many worries about leaving college, this can be the break you need before beginning spring semester.

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If you're anything like me, Christmas break is a hard time of year for you. It is exactly four weeks of literally doing nothing with your days and nights. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing my family, and the snow since Arizona doesn't have either of those. I sometimes also feel as though I am wasting my days away by not being productive academically or professionally.

However, this year is going to be different for me. With only one semester left of college (where did the time go?), I am truly going to cherish this long break with my family. Being home for the holidays is a great time to catch up with family who you may not talk to on a daily basis because let's face it, college is hard and a busy time for everyone. My mom is the one who helps me through almost every situation and growing closer to her during Christmas is one of the highlights of my year. This is also a good move for those times when you need a little extra money, wink wink.

As I mentioned before, college is a busy time. Between projects, presentations, exams, extracurriculars, work and of course, parties, there is no time to relax. Christmas break is the perfect time to literally do nothing and, in my case, train yourself to be okay with that. Running all of the time is not good for your health and you have to get ready to do it all over again coming January! Take this time to relax, lights some candles, take a bath, and drink some wine.

The real world does not give you four weeks off to lounge around in your pajamas all day. Enjoy it now.

Changing up the scenery for those who are out of state is the best way to not get bored with your everyday life. I am a big advocate of change so "vacationing" for a whole is my way of not being restless. Though college is fun, and "the best four years of your life," be excited to go home. This small change in your everyday life will really make a difference in your happiness.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME AT HOME FOR A WHOLE, ENTIRE MONTH.

This luxury will come to an end faster than you think and you'll regret dreading it every year.

Sincerely,

The College Senior

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'That 70's Show' Christmas Episodes, Ranked

Holiday classics ranked for your bingewatch convenience.

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Last week, I ranked The Office's Christmas episodes, so this week I'm going to rank the episodes from That 70's Show, my favorite show as a teenager. Still with the highest number being the best because of how this website works.

1. Winter (Season 7)

The show peaked in seasons 5 & 6, so while this episode has some great moments, it just doesn't measure up to the others on this list. Not to mention the Jackie & Hyde drama was a real downer.

2. The Best Christmas Ever (Season 1)

The first season's Christmas episode also has some classic moments, but the comedy just wasn't as strong in the earlier seasons.

3. Hyde's Christmas Rager (Season 3)

The Christmas party at Hyde's place was great, however, the Jackie & Donna plot feels a little lacking compared to some of the other Christmas episode plots.

4. An Eric Foreman Christmas (Season 4)

I tend to skip season 4 because Eric and Donna's breakup was hard on me, but this is a really good Christmas episode. Not to mention, Kelso's Christmas special is everything.

5. Christmas (Season 6)

This episode has everything. Red as Santa, Jackie and Hyde being adorable, the school dance, Eric finally being popular, Donna's bacon, and Fez with the bullies. And the TNT scene. Everything a Christmas special should be.

So there you go. Enjoy your holiday bingewatch!

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This Is The Love-Hate Story Of Midwesterners And Snow

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Snow, the true definition of love and hate.

If you grew up in the midwest, you know the feeling you got as a kid the night before a snowstorm. When you would stay up a little later in hopes that school will be canceled even before you go to bed. You know the feeling of waking up to a 2-hr delay and getting some extra sleep. Though nothing beat waking up to a closed school. You knew that meant more sleep and a day of sledding, and you were so there for it.

The love you wish to feel now. That your job will call and you just might not have to go in. The feeling of staying home and catching up on things there. Almost comforting that you'll get to sleep in a bit, in the middle of the week! Wow, what a feeling of joy that is. What love you have for the snow that you hope will be coming.

The heart-warming feeling you get as you watch the weather forecast and peep out the window to see snow gracefully falling down to save the day.

You go to bed, ready to receive that phone call the following morning, saying you get to stay home.

Then you wake up.

That's when the hate sets in. No phone calls. Not your school listed on the news as closed. You peek outside and see a thin layer of snow, filling you with disappointment. You know now, that you've been let down once again.

That promising day you thought you would have and then BOOM. You have to get ready for the day. Have to get ready to face the snow. You walk out and the bitter cold that would have brought you happiness at some point, slaps you in the face.

You don't know who to blame for this hurt you feel. The weatherman, that you literally don't know how they still have their job? Your school that decided it was worth the risk? Yourself, for thinking it could actually happen?

That moment where it felt like you were the only school that didn't get closed, just like when you were a kid, the disappointment sets in… no betrayal hurts more than that.

You know now that your butt is the one that will have to walk, what feels like 5 miles, to a class that you don't understand how you even got stuck taking it. All because you hoped that wishing for snow would save the day.

The realization sets in that what you once thought was full of joy and activities, is no longer that for an adult.

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