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Bring On The Joy! Bring On The Cheer!

My family and I love spending time together for the holidays. Our favorite Christmas tradition is gathering at my house and watching a Christmas movie, while drinking hot chocolate before we open up gifts from each other. Decorating for Christmas is also one of my favorite activities around the holidays because it just makes my house more cheery and bright. I’ve put together some holiday pictures that represent what the holidays mean to me.

The Retzer family, from left to right: (back row) Clint (my father), Caleb (my brother), Danielle (brother’s fiancé), Emily (me), Chico (my dog), Jake (my boyfriend); (middle) Becca (my sister); (front) Richie (sister’s husband), Lola and Bear (sister’s dogs). Photo courtesy of Jen Maas (my dad’s fiancé), Christmas of 2021

 

The Hallmark Cinematic Universe

The holidays are quickly approaching, meaning families are breaking out their favorite holiday-themed movies to play in the background while decking the halls and making festive cookies. A quick, easy alternative to dusting off your old DVD cases is the Hallmark Channel, which plays a constant stream of Christmas movies for the two months leading up to Christmas.


Is there a better way to get into the holiday spirit than playing a Christmas movie, with perhaps your fireplace roaring in the background, as you decorate your home in shades of red and green? Graphic by Isabel Rinkenberger with photos by Lori Tippett and PJ Gal-Szabo

Favorite Childhood Movies

Movies have always been, and continue to be, among our most entertaining pastimes. The suspension of disbelief is a welcome distraction in the busy world we live in, especially during this past year of the pandemic. We asked MBU students about some of their favorite childhood movies, and this is what they had to say.

Graphic by McKenzie Sheehy

Alone in a Dark Room

How do you deal with self-consciousness in public settings? As humans we are social beings who often strive to become a part of a community. The need to be social and make connections can make the appearance of being alone in public terrifying and off-putting.

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