Dec   2014



The 10 Best Things About Winter Break, as Told by Buddy the Elf

Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

At last! Finals are over, your books are closed, and winter break is on like Donkey Kong (people still say that, right?). Now you can relax with your family and friends, enjoy the holidays, and do pretty much anything you want without thinking about school for a blissful couple weeks (unless you've elected to take one of those crazy winter session classes, in which case, go forth and conquer!).

So without further ado, here's a look at 10 of the best things about the most wonderful time of the year—winter break—as told by everyone's favorite elf.

1. Sleeping in

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2. Staying up late (and not studying!)

How'd You sleep? Great! I got a full 40 minutes! - How'd You sleep? Great! I got a full 40 minutes!  Buddy the Elf
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3. Helping out with the holiday decorations

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4. Spending entire days in your jammies

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5. Mom cooking all your favorite foods

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6. Hanging out with your pet

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7. Helping your parents replace their outdated technology 

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8. Seeing your old friends

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9. Seeing your old crush

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10. Catching up on your favorite activities

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Wishing you a spectacular winter break from everyone at CollegeXpress!

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About Stephanie Farah

Stephanie Farah

Stephanie is a Writer and Senior Editor at Wintergreen Orchard House, where she manages the collection of data from schools in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Stephanie holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's in journalism from the University of North Texas. At various times she has been: an uncertain undergrad, a financial aid recipient, a transfer applicant, and a grad student with an assistantship and a full ride. Stephanie is an avid writer, traveler, cook, and dog owner. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with college-bound students and the counselors guiding them along the way!  

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