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5 Things to Look Forward to After October

With October officially over, it’s time to say goodbye to all things spooky and start getting excited about other fun and festive things. Just because you don’t have a new costume party to go to each weekend anymore doesn’t mean your year is about to take a turn for the boring. Here’s five new things you have to look forward to in the last two months of the year.


  1. Hot Chocolate and Holiday movies

Is there really anything better than curling up in a nest of blankets, sipping hot cocoa, and watching It’s A Wonderful Life? Didn’t think so. The feeling of getting all cozy and warm while watching a holiday movie and drinking hot chocolate is honestly beyond compare. And with so many movies to choose from, you can basically lock yourself in a room with a dozen boxes of Swiss Miss and not resurface until the new year.


2) Winter Clothing

Before the bitter cold and the snow force us all to live in parkas and hefty boots, we all get to revel in the time when our entire wardrobe consists of sweaters, scarves, and riding boots. Not only are you comfortable, but you look like you just stepped out of a fashion Instagram page, and the confidence you get from knowing that is nearly unmatchable--unlike your cardigan to your boot socks.


3) Thanksgiving and Black Friday

How could we forget about the one day of the year where it is encouraged to wear sweatpants to dinner, just so you can eat until you’re about to explode? Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, sweet potatoes, green beans, and more all make this glorious day one of the best of the year. And let’s not forget about after dinner, once we’ve woken up from our food comas, when we all pile into the car, head to the mall, and fight to the death for deals on anything we can find. Black Friday can be a bloodbath, but if done right, you can find everything you’re looking for.


4) Christmas Decorations

It’s almost time to drive around your neighborhood and see how everyone decided to outdo themselves from last year with lights, figurines, and signs. If neighborhood decorations aren’t enough for you, you can always go into the city and see the window displays on Fifth Avenue and the tree at Rockefeller Center.


5) Christmas Music

Some love it, some can’t stand it, but all can agree: it’s almost time for Christmas music. When played at the right time (i.e. NOT before Thanksgiving) Christmas music can add fun and good cheer to the festive season. After all, if you say you don’t know all of the words to “All I want For Christmas Is You,” you’re probably lying.



Hi, I'm Alexis! I'm a senior Communications major with a journalism concentration, and I'm an editor and campus co-coordinator for our Adelphi chapter of Her Campus! After graduating, I hope to write for news organizations that cover important social and humanitarian issues in our political sphere and in the global community. Other than writing, I enjoy reading, napping, and sightseeing. One fun fact about me is that I'm left-handed, which means I'm more likely to become President! I mainly write political content relating to the most current issues facing our country and the world.
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