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Humans of Chico State: Holiday season

Cameron McKibben, an undeclared freshman, said his family celebrates a traditional Christmas. Photo credit: John Domogma

I love Christmas. It has been a tradition in my family as it is with other families in the United States. We celebrate it every year just at home. Nothing really special.

Malcom Dixon, communication design and media arts major, said Christmas is about connecting with family and friends. Photo credit: John Domogma

For me, Christmas is really a time to be with family and friends. Celebration is just going to connect with those people, whether it’s a train ride or them coming to see me. Either way, I just like to be around family.

Victoria Krehe, psychology major, said Christmas is about appreciating everything you have. Photo credit: John Domogma

It’s just about giving back to the community, giving to your family and appreciating everything that is going on, not so much just getting whatever you want. I usually just hang out with my family and we do a tree. On Christmas morning we have breakfast with my grandparents, we have dinner, open our presents and just hang around.

Angelica De La Torre, liberal studies and bilingual education major, said Christmas is about giving back. Photo credit: John Domogma

I think Christmas is about helping your fellow man no matter who they are. Me and my sister started a tradition where we get our old clothes that we don’t use and donate it to the homeless shelter in Marysville. We feel that we get so much new stuff during Christmas that we don’t need and other people do.

John Domogma can be reached at [email protected] or @Domogma1985 on Twitter.

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