Christmas To Do List

Christmas To Do List

Skylar Burns, Staff Writer

“Christmas, Christmas time is here! Time for joy and time for cheer!!” Winter Break isn’t complete without crazy adventures! This Christmas to Do List will help you get into the mood of the season. Follow these steps for an amazing Christmas season.

“First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie-dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.” — Buddy the Elf (ELF)

Your first priority during the holiday season should be spending time with this crazy thing we like to call family. We all have those crazy family members; the grandma that can’t remember anything and that uncle that smells a little too much of meat. Whatever the crazy family situation, savor and love your family anyway.

Clark: “Before we begin, since this is Aunt Bethany’s 80th Christmas,
I think she should lead us in saying Grace.”
Aunt Bethany: “What, dear?”
Noah Griswold: “Grace!”
Aunt Bethany: “Grace? She passed away 30 years ago.”
Uncle Lewis: “They want you to say grace, the blessing.”
Aunt Bethany: (After everyone had bowed heads for the prayer)
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of America,
And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible,
With liberty and justice for all.”
Clark: “Amen”

– National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Shopping during the Christmas season can be an emotional roller coaster. You might contemplate doing some not so nice things. Fun fact, toys are the most fought over items in stores during the holiday season. Parents, please remember that Santa is always watching. It might be tempting sometimes, but try not to kill anyone while Christmas shopping. Life in prison isn’t worth it.

Pepi Katona (William Tracy): [leaving Mr. Matuschek’s room in hospital] Well, Doctor, I would say it’s a nervous breakdown. What do you think?

Doctor (Edwin Maxwell): It appears to be an acute epileptoid manifestation and a pan phobic melancholia with indication of a neurasthenia cordus.

Pepi Katona: Is that more expensive than a nervous breakdown?

– “Shop Around the Corner” (1940)

It takes approximately 7 years for a Christmas tree to grow. It takes 7 years for a tree to come to life. The moment the tree gets cut it comes to life! It comes to life in the love and joy put into decorating it. It comes to life in the star that is placed on top, and the presents are put under its branches. It comes to life in the best way possible in holiday cheer. A Christmas tree lives a magical life.

“I never thought it was such a bad tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.”

– A Charlie Brown Christmas

In 1880, Thomas Edison was responsible for the first Christmas light display. Edison helped launch the world into the transition from candles on trees to lights. Imagine if we still had candles as Christmas tree lights. I’m very certain that the earth would have been consumed in a Christmas fire by now. Thank you Thomas Edison for saving the world. Elaborate Christmas lights are a must see during the season.

Aunt Bethany: “Is your house on fire, Clark?”
Clark: “No. Aunt Bethany. Those are Christmas Lights”

– National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Every time a holiday comes around Americans have a tradition of gathering with family and eating until they swell and their pants no longer fit. The holiday season is a month of consecutive cheat days where we say we’re only going to have one slice of pie but eat five.



“We Elves try to
stick to the four main food group: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” – “Elf”

I don’t know about you, but when I was little I dreamed of building a snowman that would come to life like Frosty did, but of course we live in southern Illinois, so we don’t always get much snow. If we do get a magically white snow this winter though, get off your couch and go be a child again. Build a snowman!



“There’s A Certain Magic That Comes With The Very First Snow. For When The First Snow Is Also A Christmas Snow, Well, Something Wonderful Is Bound To Happen”

— Frosty The Snowman (1969)

Christmas is the only time you can wear your grandma’s sweaters and get away with it. Embracing the ugliness of a sweater that’s too big and smells like mothballs is so refreshing. Founded by Bill Cosby, Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a national Christmas phenomenon. Jump on the bandwagon and go buy or make an ugly sweater today!

“The only thing you need to worry about is where you’re going to buy your sweaters after the circus pulls out of town.” – The Santa Clause

Last but not least, remember what Christmas is really about. Whatever your reason for celebrating the season may be, be joyful! Christmas is a relaxing time in a teenager’s life, so enjoy it while it lasts! Spend time with family, cut down a tree, eat some pie, go see some lights, and just be happy.

“It’s Christmas Eve. It’s the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, and we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”

Frank Cross (Bill Murray) “Scrooged”

Merry Christmas from Granite High World to you!