Finals season is rough. At a time of year where Christmas trees are put up, holiday cheer is in full swing, and snow begins to start, college students are suffering through hours of catch-up instead of enjoying this time with their families. As sad as it may be, it is the harsh reality of life. Here are some things you, a stressed college student, can do to get in the holiday spirit.

1. Listen to Christmas/holiday music

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Even if you're not a die-hard Christmas/holiday music fan, listening to one day will help get you in the spirit of the holidays.

2. Take a break from studying and watch your favorite holiday movie

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My personal favorite is "Elf."

3. Start gift-shopping for your family

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No better way to spread the holiday cheer than making your family happy!

4. Put up some decorations in your room

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Even a 2-foot tall tree will help get you ready for the holidays.

5. Sing loud for all to hear

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"The best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear." -Buddy the Elf

Happy almost holidays (a.k.a final season is almost over)!