Things to Do During Christmas Break

Jennie Pfister, Staff Writer

When Christmas Break comes to mind, you may automatically think of all the many ways you could relax and enjoy the holiday, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other holiday. When it does start though, you may wonder, “How should I spend my time?” Here are some things you can do during your Christmas Break.  

  • Volunteer 

When people think of Christmas, many immediately think of receiving gifts from friends and family, but a critical point of the holiday can be glossed over: giving back to the community. One of the ways of giving back to the community is through service work. You could serve or volunteer at a homeless shelter, a public library, a church, or at a food bank. Your gifts of service and care of others is a truly magical thing to do during Christmas! 

  • Home Exercise  

Throughout the school year, you may find yourself wanting to exercise your body, but not have the time to do so. Because of all the free time you have during Christmas Break, there are many opportunities to get your blood pumping. Try it out with your family and make it a family bonding experience.  

  • Listen to Christmas Music  

Every now and again, you should take a few minutes for yourself to relax, unwind, and reflect on your thoughts and feelings. One of the ways you can do that, while still being in the Christmas spirit, is to listen to some Christmas music. Try listening to old ones to get a sense of a classic Christmas or branch out to listen to some newer ones.  

  • Read Good Books 

There is never a bad time of year to read a book. Christmas Break is another great time to sit down with a good book. I would recommend reading Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The movies are wonderful and all, but the novella itself contains great details that the movies may skip.  

  • Celebrate with Those You Love 

There is nothing better than to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family. Use this time since, during the very busy school year, we do not have as much time to spend with your loved ones. Set a date to visit your grandparents, if you do not see them on a regular basis, or any other family member that could most likely use a little holiday cheer during these times of uncertainty.  

No matter what, use your Christmas Break to refresh, recharge, and rejuvenate. The rest of the school year is ahead of us: winter and spring. As the wise Tiny Tim once said, “Merry Christmas, everyone!”