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Something simple: Create a ‘Movie Night’ box for friends

By Paulina Lopez
Times-News correspondent 

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Create a "Movie Night" box for your friends this Christmas. [Paulina Lopez / Times-News correspondent

   Love and appreciate your friends, but don’t have a lot of money?
Personalized homemade gifts are the solution. These are the best gifts   because they hold so much more meaning.
It is important to think about what means the most to that person when  deciding what to make them. Sometimes something simple could show  your friend just how much you care about them even better than a store- bought gift. Plus, it is like a promise that you will hang out to watch these  movies together and make more memories together.
Last year, I created a “Movie Night” box for a friend.
What you’ll need:

1. Wrapping paper or construction paper
2. A box
3. Your friend’s favorite snacks
4. Your friend’s favorite movies
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Snowy landscapes

 Times-News correspondents

   Winter Storm Diego hammered Alamance, and surrounding counties, with snow and sleet Dec. 9-10. Teens & 20s writers captured some of the images near their homes.

Teens & 20s writer Catherine Wiggins poses on snow bank in Burlington. / Photo submitted

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This is a photo of Teens & 20s writer Katie Farrell's backyard in Graham, following last weekend's snowfall. [Katie Farrell / Times-News correspondent


When should you listen to holiday music?

By Hollyann Gardner
Times-News correspondent

   When is the “right” time to listen to Christmas music?
Four area teens share their opinions.
“I love the ambience of Christmas music and there are so many positive thoughts about Christmas music — a break from school, driving downtown looking at Christmas lights with Christmas music on, and the countdown to Christmas Eve,” said Austin Rowland, 19.
Abby Martin, 17, echoes this by saying “it just really helps me get in the spirit and it gets me excited for the upcoming season.”
“I think it’s unfair to Thanksgiving to listen too early because it’s a holiday about family and thankfulness and it deserves its own time,” said Mae Gardner, 14.
Others, like Luc Stadler, 18, begin earlier — after Halloween.
“Sporadically throughout the year I’ll listen to a Christmas song or two, but I typically start listening to Christmas music in full force around the beginning of November,” Stadler said.

Hollyann Gardner is a high school junior at Alamance Community College and a Teens & 20s writer.

 


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