Before I start, I must admit: I celebrate Christmas and therefore, may have a slightly bias towards Christian traditions.


It’s the holidays, everyone! And if you’re anything like me then it is one of your favorite times of the year. Summer is awesome, of course. Spring and Fall are cool in their own separate ways, too. But the holidays to me are something different. Something special.

In my mind, this is the time of the year where people are the happiest.  I feel there is a warm feeling no matter where you go this season, and because of that, I love it.  So here’s a list of things to love, and not to take for granted, this Holiday Season.

The Music

Music, in general, is something I love.  Whether you’re by yourself, at a party, bar, you name it –  it gets the people going.

All jokes aside, though, I love Christmas music. It helps jump start the holiday season and somehow keeps it going. It’s like an energy drink for holiday spirit. Call me crazy (and mostly everyone I know does) but November 1st is when the Christmas music starts for me. In my opinion, it’s never too early to jump start the festivities; plus, the songs are great too.

What’s my favorite holiday song, you ask? .

The Snacks

Gingerbread men are the GOAT for me, and there is no telling me otherwise. Nothing beats homemade cookies, cakes, pies, you name it during the season. 

Window Shopping

Actual shopping is a ton of fun, but newsflash: I’m a broke college kid and can’t buy everything. So what’s the next best thing? Window-shopping.

I’m not sure where everyone lives (I’m currently up in Boston) but walking down 5th Avenue in Manhattan during this time of the year gives me chills. Between all the big shops like Macy’s and Lord and Taylor to Rockefeller Center, it really is a wonderful sight to see.


Home Alone is by far my favorite. Can’t beat Kevin McCallister. Get cozy with some hot chocolate and fire and go watch your favorites!


The lights, the ornaments, stockings, and of course, the Christmas tree!

It was the week after Halloween when Boston started putting up its Christmas tree in Faneuil Hall – like I said, it’s never too early to start the Holiday season.


Although the list can probably go on forever, these are my top 5 favorite things to love about the holiday season. Between setting up decorations and window shopping, try to squeeze in a few workouts if possible; after all, this is Fit University!

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About The Author

Pat is a fourth year at Northeastern University. He is a part of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and his biggest hobby is, of course, working out. Although he claims cardio is a myth, he absolutely loves leg day at the gym. He is a finance and accounting major pursuing his CPA. Be sure to follow him on Instagram: & ness!

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