The month of December is always one of my favorites. While final exams and end of class assignments may dull the holiday cheer in the beginning of the month, I personally try to do as many things as possible to stay festive and spirited. Furthermore, adapting these activities is easy, no matter what you celebrate. Since the temperatures are often cooler, a lot of things involve the warmth of hearth and home. However, there are a couple outdoor activities like ice skating that are tons of fun. Sometimes the simplest things can easily get you in the holiday spirit, but if you’re still not feeling it, try giving back. I’ve found that donating something, especially my time, helps me feel connected to my community.
If you’ve got an activity or holiday tradition I’ve forgotten, let me know in the comments below. I’ll be coming back to this list as the month goes on, hopefully to check things off.