The Arts

Vox​ ​Populi:​ ​What​ ​is​ ​a​ ​holiday​ ​tradition​ ​your​ ​family​ ​has?

Shanley​ ​Shoupe :​ “We​ ​open​ ​Christmas​ ​presents​ ​on​ ​Christmas​ ​Eve,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​open​ ​stockings​ ​on Christmas.”
Sandy​ ​Riley :​ ​“We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​jar,​ ​and​ ​put​ ​little​ ​pieces​ ​of​ ​paper​ ​in​ ​the​ ​jar​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​year​ ​of​ ​what we’re​ ​thankful​ ​for,​ ​and​ ​at​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​or​ ​Christmas​ ​we’ll​ ​pull​ ​some​ ​out​ ​and​ ​read​ ​them.”
Kira Hanson: “Every​ ​year​ ​the​ ​weekend​ ​after​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​we​ ​go​ ​get​ ​a​ ​Christmas​ ​tree.​ ​Then​ ​I​ ​play​ ​Elf on​ ​Christmas,​ ​and​ ​hand​ ​out​ ​the​ ​presents.”
​Grifen​ ​Peck: ​“It​ ​would​ ​be​ ​heresy​ ​to​ ​the​ ​throne​ ​of​ ​the​ ​family​ ​if​ ​we​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​a​ ​ham​ ​on​ ​the​ ​holidays.”
​Zack​ ​Da​ ​Silva:​ ​“My​ ​mom​ ​is​ ​obsessed​ ​with​ ​ornaments,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​to​ ​get​ ​an​ ​ornament​ ​every​ ​year,​ ​I​ ​have way​ ​too​ ​many​ ​ornaments.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​Christmas​ ​tree​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​that​ ​can​ ​fit​ ​them​ ​all.”
Mike​ ​Stanek:​ ​“On​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​we​ ​get​ ​together,​ ​cook​ ​our​ ​turkey​ ​dinner,​ ​and​ ​watch​ ​football.​ ​We​ ​relax and​ ​socialize,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​family​ ​time.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​evening​ ​we​ ​get​ ​out​ ​and​ ​about​ ​and​ ​look​ ​for​ ​Black​ ​Friday stuff.”