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Christmas Spirit

by Katie Byers | Dec 05, 2016

Christmas is right around the corner and I can’t wait. This is my favorite time of year and I love everything and anything having to do with this holiday season. From snow and presents to family and parties and everything in between, this season can be celebrated in many different ways. One way I love to get in the Christmas spirit is by baking and listening to Christmas music. Here are my top 3 favorite desserts to bake and my top 5 Christmas songs to jam out to.


  1. Pizzelle: This is my all-time favorite cookie. It’s an Italian cookie with intricate designs and many different flavors such as chocolate, almond, vanilla, and orange.
  2. Lemon Chiffon Cake: This cake is a bit complicated to bake, but it is definitely worth it in the end. It’s a nice, light and fluffy cake that’s perfect for after dinner.
  3. Oatmeal Chocolate No Bake Cookies: This are so easy to make… and very cheap, everyone’s favorite! These don’t require many ingredients and can be made during a quick study break!


  1. One My Way Home – Pentatonix: Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pentatonix? This acapella group is amazing. This is a must hear song!
  2. Home to Mama – Justin Bieber & Cody Simpson: This is the perfect song to curl up next to the fire and drink hot chocolate while relaxing. Very calming and catchy!
  3. Christmas This Year – tobyMac: This is a very upbeat jingle that will be stuck in your head all day!
  4. Shake Up Christmas -  Train: This song will forever remind of the Coke commercial it accompanied a few years ago, but this is a very festive tune!
  5. Baby It’s Christmas (Piano Version) – Colton Haynes & Travis-Atreo: These guys have dreamy voices that will put you right to sleep. A festive ballad with two great singers.  
Katie Byers '18 is a biology-chemistry major & business minor. A member of the women's basketball team, she plans to study abroad in New Zealand in February 2017, and her dream job is to work at an orthopedic hospital.