The Best Things About Going Home for Thanksgiving Break

7 of the Best Things About Going Home for Thanksgiving


So, it’s almost the end of the semester. Midterms have passed and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Going home when you live on campus is always a breath of fresh air. School is the last thing on your mind, and you can finally relax and enjoy a nice break away from homework. (That is, if your professor didn’t assign any over break.) Thanksgiving break is one of the best times of the year, and here’s why:

1. Thanksgiving

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving break without celebrating Thanksgiving, right? Not only is it a great time to be thankful and show love and appreciation for family members, but the food isn’t bad, either. Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and sweet potato pie…whatever your fix is, it’s bound to be served on Thanksgiving.

2. Home Sweet Home

Nothing beats being back home. Reuniting with family, having a home-cooked meal, and sleeping in your own bed after a stressful semester is just the best.

3. Showering Without Shoes

I almost forgot what showering barefoot felt like. I’ve missed you, my shower.

4. Black Friday

There are a lot of people who have mixed feelings about Black Friday, or may not even like it at all, but it’s always fun shopping for deals. It’s a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with some holiday shopping. If you know your sibling or parent wants something specific that will be on sale Black Friday, why not just get it if you can? It’s way better than paying full price later in the month.

5. Christmas is Everywhere

There’s no time like the holidays! Everyone is always in a better mood during this time of year. Right after Halloween, stores start redecorating for Christmas, putting out holiday decorations and goodies, and playing Christmas music. There’s a warm feeling you get when the temperatures are cool and Christmas lights are up around town. You’re wishing for the first trace of snow and crave eggnog and hot chocolate. Not everyone is as thrilled about celebrating Christmas early, but for those of us who are, Thanksgiving break is a wonderful time to start enjoying the Christmas season.

6. Catching up With Old Friends

College friends are special in their own way, but friends from your hometown will always have a special place in your heart. Reuniting with old friends over Thanksgiving break is probably the first time you’ve seen each other since school started, and it’s one of the best things about going home!

7. Sweater Weather

Around Thanksgiving break temperatures usually start to drop more. It’s finally time to pull out your favorite sweaters and jackets and strut your stuff in your best attire. I love layers, so weather that allows me to throw my favorite sweater over a button down with boots gets my praise, and I can bring them back to school after break to get me through the winter months.

Related: Quiz: Which Thanksgiving Dessert Are You?



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