Holidays aren’t what they used to be

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Abbie Cleveland

Abbie Cleveland, Staff Writer

Christmas just passed, magic supposedly in the air. But it didn’t feel like Christmas. 

I remember when I was younger, I would always count down the days, hardly being able to sleep, and when it was time to look under the tree, I’d wake my parents up excitedly at 4 a.m. Now it’s like every other normal day. 

Of course, it’s amazing to have that time with my family, my loving boyfriend and going gift shopping for other people, but Christmas movies, cookies, and the excitement are just gone.

I know partially that is because I am getting older but it’s not just that: Christmas just doesn’t feel like Christmas anymore. 

People today rarely spend time with their families, hardly ever do any traditional Christmas activities or even take their eyes off of their phones a minute to see what’s in front of them.

I’m thankful that I have a family, I have a home, running water, food and a lot of things some people, unfortunately, don’t have. I just wish we would take the time to live out Christmas. Make it feel like Christmas again. Bring out that excitement, love, and togetherness.