7 Things That Happen During Christmas Season

7 Things That Happen During The Christmas Season That Make You Realize That You're Growing Up

#2 isn't all that bad, though.

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Christmas... The most magical time of the year for people of all ages. Although Christmas season and all of the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that come along with it are undeniably magical forever, it is impossible not to realize that you have grown up as each Christmas season comes and goes.

These are some of the moments during the Christmas season that make you realize just how much you've grown up.

1. Your Christmas list isn't 50 things long...

How amazing were the days when Christmas lists were pages and pages long... Oh how I wonder how Santa read through ALL of those.

2. ...And you really can't think of anything you NEED

When you're a kid, each toy seems like do or die more than the last. You know you've grown up when you begin to think about your Christmas list and realize nothing is a necessity, just a want.

3. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big days

You know you're older when shopping for gifts is more important than asking for gifts. And you know you're even older when you realize that deals on those gifts are quite necessary. Black Friday lines here I come...

4. Preparing is more exciting than celebrating 

The behind the scenes prep of Christmas can (and does) oftentimes get more exciting than the actual holiday itself. Ever felt giddy while decorating or wrapping a present? It's awesome.

5. You begin to consider how ~expensive~ Christmas really is

You know you've gotten older when you wish Santa could brunt the bill for just one more Christmas. (How does Christmas cost so much?? And how did we never know as kids??)

6. More about people, less about presents

You seriously know you've grown up when you realize that this holiday is more about your loved ones than the presents waiting under the tree.

7. The Christmas season is magical in a different way

Things like nice and neat decorations and successful shopping days make you happy. But in all seriousness, Christmas magic never fades. It just evolves as you get older.

Growing up doesn't mean the Christmas season is over. It just means it's different - sometimes even in better ways. But Christmas is sure to prove to you just how much you've grown up year after year.

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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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I'm Keeping My Christmas Tree Up All Winter And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

It's the WINTER Season... ;-)

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I think that my tree would not be considered Christmas-y if the ornaments are taken off and the lights are kept on. I think to just looks wintry. I am also keeping up decorations that say "let it snow", and I am keeping up any snowman without holly berries or presents in their hands.

The tree looks wintry in my opinion. It looks pretty with the lights and brings the room together. It gives off a warm ambiance, unlike that of fluorescent lighting.

I've taken all ornaments off except for gold snowflakes and I've left the silver tinsel garland on as well as the lights. It looks wintry to me still. I will probably be taking the whole tree down by the end of this month to prepare for Valentine's Day decorating. (Yes, I pretty much decorate my apartment for every holiday—sue me).

There's nothing like coming downstairs and seeing those lights sparkling.

Or coming inside from a dreary, rainy day outside and seeing them light up the room in a calm, warm, and comforting glow.

Or having a bad day, looking up, and seeing them shine.

It sort of makes me upset when I come downstairs and see that someone has unplugged them, to be honest.

I guess they don't see it as I do.

Pretty, twinkling lights forever!

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