The Top 10 Best Things About Christmas
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The Top 10 Best Things About Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Golden Isles Magazine

Christmas is the most fun and exciting time of year! Everyone is cheerful, everything is beautifully decorated, and there are Christmas carols playing on every street corner. Below are some of the greatest parts of the Christmas season!

1. Going to look at Christmas lights.

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like driving around town with friends and looking at the different Christmas decorations. Another option is to go somewhere like Shady Brook Farm, which has acres of Christmas lights and displays, as well as a Christmas shop and a fire pit to make s'mores.

2. Organizing a Secret Santa with your friends.

Secret Santa is a great way to exchange gifts with your friends without breaking the bank. Everyone simply picks a name out of a hat and then buys a gift for that person. Then, right before Christmas, everyone exchanges their gifts and finds out who their "Secret Santa" was. I've exchanged gifts with my friends this way a few times before, and it's always a ton of fun!

3. The magic of Christmas Eve.

The Candlelight Christmas Eve service at my church has been one of my favorite parts of Christmas Eve since I was a little kid. I never feel more in the holiday spirit than when I'm surrounded by a ton of flickering candles and people singing "Silent Night."

4. Going tree shopping.

Tree shopping is always an adventure. Every year, my family and I compete over who can find the best tree. It's always a lot of fun!

5. Baking Christmas cookies.

This one is definitely at the top of my list of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Nothing beats coming home from school or work and smelling the chocolate chip cookies my mom is in the process of baking!

6. Buying gifts for the people you love.

It's a great feeling when you finally find the perfect gift for someone. Plus, wrapping gifts is such a fun and Christmassy activity.

7. Teaching little kids how to make reindeer food.

Every year, a few days before Christmas Eve, my niece and I make reindeer food. As a little kid, sprinting the reindeer food in the grass on Christmas Eve was something I always looked forward to, and I love that I'm able to share a bit of the magic with my niece.

8. Spending Christmas Day with your family.

Christmas Day is great because not only are there food and gift exchanges, but you also get the chance to get together with your whole family. It's such a great chance to share laughs, stories, and time with one another.

9. Decorating the Christmas tree.

Transforming your living room into a Winter Wonderland is a great way to get into this Christmas spirit. Plus, walking past your glowing and glittering Christmas tree at night is such a beautiful sight.

10. Watching Christmas movies.

Last but not least, watching Christmas movies. I don't know about anyone else's family, but if we don't watch "Elf" at least three times, is it even really Christmas?

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