3 Things To Do During the Holiday Season

Black People during the holidays

Yay the Holiday Season is upon us. I just love the Christmas season, don’t you?  Singing, “The snow is fallin’ and friends are callin’ yoohoo”. Gingerbread smell in the air and the weather is chilled. Kids with their lists and some adults too. People are nicer, and company potlucks are around the corner. These are nice, but people tend to not move around in the winter as they do in spring or summer. Here are three things you can do during the holiday season that can become annual events.


  1. Attend a dressy Christmas party or host a dinner party with friends. Ladies, grab your fancy clothes out of the closet with your snazzy high heels. Men, take out those nice slacks with your nice “church” shoes and rsvp to that invitation. Step into the Christmas party with a bottle of your favorite drink and a 2 step. Come out to meet new people and join in the “reindeer” games.


  1. Attend a tree lighting or ride around neighborhoods to look at the Christmas lights. Grab your friends and some hot coco and head out the door. If you are like me, you love looking at the different creative designs of Christmas lights. Several neighborhoods and centers host lighting ceremonies or designs. Google Christmas lighting and let the games begin.


  1. Slumber Party with the family. The night before Thanksgiving or Christmas, gather at one your family members’ house with egg nog, games, and ingredients for your favorite foods. This is one of my favorite things to do. This is a great way to get into your favorite pajamas and cook, all while having fun. As you stir you can laugh at the antics of the kids and other family members. You all can have Karaoke contest, play Taboo, have your own tree lighting, and more. Making cookies and ornaments to celebrate milestones that happened throughout the year, can be a great way to wind down at the end of the night.


The holiday season is all about creating memories, laughing, and remembering your youth. Enjoy telling stories about your parents and showing off your moves as your younger family members make the season bright. Take lots of pictures to keep the moments dear to your heart. Ready, Set, Let’s Holiday!!!

-In the Wind

Arnya Martin Davis



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