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Top 10 Winter Activities

Ice skating is just one of the activities on this weeks top 10 list of winter activities. Photo courtesy of Photopin

Ice skating is just one of the activities on this weeks top 10 list of winter activities. Photo courtesy of Photopin

By Mitchell Keeran

It’s the season of giving, snow, and holidays! Some people love the winter season, while others dread it. You may be one of those who embrace the snow and all the outdoor activities, or you prefer to spend it inside warm and cozy with your loved ones. Here’s a top 10 list of some of the favorite activities from students to participate in during their winter!

10. Christmas Shopping

Black Friday or bratty kids can turn this into a nightmare, but it’s a necessary starting point for the holiday season. Everybody deserves presents on Christmas morning, toys for children, nice jewelry for the Mrs., the possibilities are endless, but it’s an easy and satisfying way to make your friends and family happy.

9. Decorations

Nothing says merry like going all out in decorating your house for the holidays. Putting ornaments on the Christmas tree, lighting the menorah and putting up Christmas lights helps put those inside your house and those in your neighborhood in a jolly mood.

8. Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and snowboarding are extreme and entertaining ways to tackle the snow during winter. They look difficult for some, but others love the thrill and hit up the resorts whenever they can. Just be prepared before you wipe out!

7. Ice Skating

Skating on the ice rinks or in the parks during the winter is an incredibly satisfying feeling for those to partake in during winter. It applies to almost everyone, whether you and your loved one go on a date to skate, you and your friends play a game of hockey or you skate and do all sorts of spins and freestyles. Ice skating is one of the funnest things to do regardless of skill.

6. Sledding

Grab a sled, find a hill and turn your afternoon into a blast. Anybody can have fun doing this. Kids of all ages can spend a snow day or afternoon with their friends and enjoy the winter with this easy way to fun. It’s simple. Traveling fast downhill and maybe hitting a jump can surprisingly fill you with glee.

5. Snowball Fights

A spontaneous outbreak of dashing thrill, a snowball fight can happen anywhere at any time. When there’s snow on the ground and you’re with friends, you can expect someone to sling a ball of snow at you, and possibly ignite a war of raining snowballs. On the playgrounds or in the park, beware of snowballs.

4. Holiday Treats

The holiday season can attract people because of all the special eats that come with it. Thanksgiving can be a favorite holiday for the delicious dinner complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and many more. It can also mean other holiday treats like hot chocolate, snow ice cream, egg nog, candy canes, baking cookies or gingerbread houses. The possibilities are endless and the food is delightful!

3. New Years

Capping off the year and the holiday season can be celebrated with parties and good times. New Years is celebrated in memory of the previous 12 months, the 10 second ball drop, the first kiss of the year and many other possibilities, but it’s a special series of days that can create memories symbolizing new beginnings.

2. Holiday Movies

The weather outside is frightful, time to bundle up by the fireplace, drink some hot chocolate and turn on the holiday classics. If you love the holidays, then most likely you love the great movies that come with them. Comedies like “Elf,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Christmas Vacation,” and “Home Alone” will make you laugh out loud and rejoice in comfort. Or possibly you love the classic Christmas stories like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “A Christmas Story,” “The Polar Express,” or “Miracle on 34th Street” to make you celebrate and appreciate the Holidays.

1. Spending Time with Loved Ones

Whether you’re outside or indoors, winter will always bring people together. The true core part that makes winter and the holiday season so extraordinary is spending time with your loved ones, friends and family. Spending time together and what you do can create better relationships, strengthen bonds and make memories that can last a lifetime. Whether surprising her under the mistletoe, giving a sibling a well thought out gift or coming together as a family are what can make winter and the holiday season a very special time of year.

There are many activities that didn’t make the cut, but everybody has different tastes in how they’d like to spend the winter season. These are just 10 popular things many love to make winter ‘the most wonderful time of the year Thank you for reading this week’s top 10 issue, and hopefully you’re now looking forward to the snow and holidays  coming up.

How will you enjoy the winter this season?