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Christmas Tree

Leticia Ruvalcaba, Reporter

December 17, 2018

My entire life, my family and I have gone out to get our Christmas tree together. For as long as  I can remember my cousins and I have gone to Holloways, which is a place where you can cut down your own Christmas tree. You ca...

Festive family fun

Lauren Tittes, Reporter

December 17, 2018

In my family, we don’t really have any real “traditions;” instead, we celebrate pretty much like everybody else. On Christmas Eve, my family and I open up one gift, and we have a pre-Christmas dinner. After we eat, we get in...

Christmas Eve dinner

Neel Panchal, Reporter

December 14, 2018

When Christmas comes around each year, everyone has their special traditions. The traditions help make memories with family and friends, and signify the importance of the holiday season. One tradition my family has is that we’ll e...

Stop singing, it isn’t Christmas yet

Elijah Harper, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Christmas music has forever been a tradition during the holiday season. Hearing classic Christmas hits fills a room with holiday spirit and nostalgia. But recently, this fake, repetitive music has been getting on my nerves. T...

Watching “Best in Show”

Marcos Gonzalez, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Every November and December, my family watches two movies. Typically, we watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles for Thanksgiving, then around Christmas we watch Best in Show. Some years we switch the format up, but this year it’s ...

Watching “Elf”

Ariana Cross, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Every holiday season, since I can remember, my family has sat down together to watch the movie Elf around the holiday season. For those of you who have not watched Elf, you have probably never experienced real joy. Elf is a mo...

How the Grinch stole the show this holiday season

Matt La Rocco, Reporter

December 14, 2018

This year’s remake of Dr. Seuss's The Grinch drew laughs, and increased hearts by two sizes. The animated movie came to theaters November 9, and retold the classic story of a mean green grinch plotting to steal Christmas from th...

A simple, family Christmas

Sonia Wasserman, Reporter

December 14, 2018

While other people may have extravagant Christmas traditions, my family tends to not do much during the holidays. Most Christmases, we stay at home, open gifts and have a nice meal together. The food we eat on Christmas is alm...

Driving around looking at the Christmas lights

Adelyn Gaither, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Every year after our Christmas Eve service at church, my family piles into the car with our hot cocoa and homemade Christmas cookies to drive around and look at the houses decorated with the most extravagant lights. While we dr...

Christmas Tree Picking

Hayden Umphenour, Reporter

December 14, 2018

My family tradition during the holidays is simple, but one of my favorite memories by far. The weekend after Thanksgiving, my brother, mom, and step-dad, go pick out our Christmas tree, and afterwards we go and eat pie at a bakery c...

The family Christmas Eve party

Nick Carlson, Reporter

December 14, 2018

My christmas tradition starts on Christmas Eve. Every year my family has a Christmas Eve party which is sometimes at my house and other times at my grandpa’s. I have family from all over the country that go to the party. Then, the...

Holiday traditions

Spartan Oracle, Reporter

December 14, 2018

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