Reasons To Spend Christmas In New York City

Reasons To Spend Christmas In New York City

What better way than to spend the best holiday in the best city?

You may have clicked on this article thinking, “Thanksgiving JUST passed. What is this girl thinking?” But listen, I have been in full-on Christmas mode since November 1st. Not only that, but I cannot wait to go back to my hometown and visit New York City in the days leading up to Christmas. So if you’re trying to come up with holiday plans, consider this: why not spend the best holiday in the best city?

Rockefeller Plaza

If you’re in New York around Christmas time and don’t go to Rockefeller Plaza, it’s practically blasphemy.

Ice Skating

Whether it’s Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, or Central Park, if it is your first time in NYC at Christmas, ice-skating is a must.

Bryant Park

After skating at the rink in Bryant Park, take a stroll through the Christmas lights to the Christmas market. It’s filled with tons of cute vendors, and it’s the perfect place to buy Christmas gifts.

Saks Fifth Avenue

My absolute favorite part of Christmastime in New York City is walking down Saks Fifth Avenue. The storefronts transform into holiday window displays that look like something out of a fairytale. If anything says “festive”, it’s Fifth Ave.

Everything gets a Christmas touch

Everywhere you go is completely decked out in Christmas decorations. So if you’re looking for a place that exudes Christmas spirit, NYC is the place to be.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

Price: $79.99

12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

Price: $7.99

13. Frat House Dr. Sign

Price: $13.99

Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

Please note that prices are accurate and items in stock as of the time of publication. As an Amazon Associate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

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The 5 Best Christmas Movies

Although, it's nearing Thanksgiving, it's never too early to get ready for the most magical time of the year!


Sorry to skip Thanksgiving, but this is most definitely important.

1. The Grinch

This movie is so great and always takes me back to when I was little. I love the simple message about spreading the love that is reinforced and how the narrator rhymes everything in the voiceover of the film. It is sure to put you in a good mood.

You can watch the classic original as preparation for the new animated one that is coming out this year! Also, go check out Tyler the Creator's new cover of "You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch", safe to say it's pretty amazing. Also, the song, sang by the little girl in Whoville titled, "Where are you Christmas?" is sure to pull at your heartstrings.

2. Frosty the Snowman

This is such a great light-hearted movie to watch. It has such a warm message and it is short enough that you can get excited for Christmas in no time. It's an oldie but a goodie.

3. Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer

This is another classic that will take you back to your childhood. It follows Rudolph as he struggles with his red nose and how it sets him apart from everyone else. Instead of hiding the red nose with shame, he learns to accept what makes him special and in turn is able to teach everyone a valuable lesson in the process.

This movie has some great songs to sing along to like the "Island of Misfit Toys" and many others.

4. The Santa Clause

This is a movie I remember watching every year. It puts a modern twist on Santa Claus, as actor Tim Allen plays a man who is struggling with the duties of becoming the new Santa Claus and his unique relationship with his son. This will help you to remember what it felt like to be a kid and believe in the most magical time of the year.

It that isn't enough of a reason, this movie is a great re-watch because of how hilarious it is and it will keep you laughing with the quick-witted humor that you were sure to miss as a kid.

5. It's A Wonderful Life

Oh my gosh! How do I even describe how great this movie is. I remember watching this with my family every year. I am not emotional during movies at all, but I cry every time I watch this movie, without fail. This movie follows a man named George Bailey as he discovers the joy he has brought to everyone around him and how great life really is.

This movie will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. The acting is outstanding and it truly captures the meaning of gratitude and selflessness. If you haven't seen this movie, you need to. I don't have enough good things to say about it.

I promise you, you will be sobbing at the end, so break out those tissues and you will start to appreciate all the wonderful things that are in your own life.

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