Sometime in middle school is when I believe kids undergo the transition of a young child to a big kid. Within this transition a number of things occur such as puberty, more responsibilities, and learning that Santa doesn't really exist. ( I hope you already knew that.) And let's not lie one of the things that makes Christmas so fun is believing that a fat man is squeezing down the chimney to give you lots of gifts in exchange for cookies and milk. Even after finding out that Santa does not exist the excitement of the holidays lingers on for a few years before it becomes kind of like another day out of the year. You no longer go to bed early so Santa can come or get lots of gifts anymore. Soooooo let me tell you how you can still enjoy your Santa less holiday. Disclaimer: It may be a little too late for some of these things, but there is always next year.
1. Have a secret Santa gift exchange with your friends. Each one of you can write your names on a slip of paper as well as three things that you want for Christmas. Place each of the slips of paper into a hat and pull the names. (Also establish a budget.)
2. Host a holiday party/sleepover. Invite your family and friends over for a holiday celebration in ugly Christmas sweaters with nice fun games, music, and eggnog. Or just invite your friends over to watch Christmas movies and decorate gingerbread houses in cute onesies. (If you want to be super fancy, you all can exchange secret Santa gifts at this time.)
3. Watch 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family.
4. Volunteer somewhere or do something to give back to someone. It is always a great feeling knowing that you made a positive difference in someone's life.
5. Go ice skating and take really cute pictures in the snow.
Now these are just a few things that you could do for the holidays. The list is honestly endless. If you think about it lol we exchange Christmas for New Years because we can do so much more than we were once able to. Anywaysssss have a Merry Christmas!!!