10 ways to make your Christmas merrier

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Graphic by Peggy Wang

Christmas. What more is there to say about it? Personally, it’s my favorite time of the year. People seem happier around this time. All the kids can’t wait for Santa Claus to come down the chimney with toys… unless they are on the naughty list. As we get older some kids think they are “too cool” to celebrate Christmas. By celebrate Christmas I mean CELEBRATE Christmas. You got to go hard during the Christmas season.

You want to know how to make your Christmas season merrier? Follow my list and you shall succeed:

1. Christmas sweaters. Enough said.

2. Justin Bieber Christmas album. JB + Christmas = Heaven. And yes, as I’m writing this I am listening to it.

3. Starbucks Holiday cups. The festive cups are only there for so long… so OVER USE them!!

4. Pay it forward. Start it, go to a drive thru (Starbucks is a great choice) pay for your drink then pay for the person’s behind you. It will brighten their day and hopefully they will pay it forward with the person behind them.

5. Christmas Lights. Go around town and just look at people’s CRAZY lights.

6. 25 days of Christmas. Starts on December 1 on ABC Family. Devote yourself to watch it everyday, it’ll get you in the spirit for Santa!

7. Sit on Santa’s lap. WHO CARES that you’re in high school or older… Do it! Nothings better than sitting on someone’s lap telling him what you want for Christmas!

8. Go caroling. “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all the hear.” Buddy the elf, Elf the movie. Buddy the elf is the most inspirational person I have ever heard.

9. Celebrate other holidays. DO IT! Hanukkah is Dec. 20-28! Play the dreidel game or do something festive for the other holidays.

10. Christmas Cookies. Peanut butter, sugar, whatever your tradition is or make new traditions with making cookies. You can make the cookies with your friends or family.

If you follow these steps you will most likely have an awesomely fun holiday season. I will be participating in all of these different ways to make the season better. You can track my process on kennedytorch.org or you can tweet at us, @kennedytorch and you could twitpic us a picture of what you did.

Graphic by Peggy Wang