It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas on Instagram: Four Accounts You Should Be Following This Holiday Season

“Tis the season to be jolly?” More like tis the season to procrastinate, cram for your exams, and have an emotional breakdown in the line at Starbucks, am I right Collegiettes? In the midst of the chaos known as finals week, it’s easy to forget what is almost within reach: Winter Break. *Cue the orchestra of angels. * Nearly a month long vacation equipped with presents, home cooked meals, sleeping in, presents, Netflix, mom doing your laundry, and did I mention presents? The list goes on. In all seriousness though, the holiday season brings a genuine fuzzy, feel-good sense of cheer, which is easy to forget when you’re feeling the immense pressure of finals. When you take a mental vacation in the middle of studying, which is almost guaranteed trust me, check out these four Instagram accounts that are sure to lift your spirits and get you back in that holiday mood. You’re almost there, ladies. Almost there!

Account Name: Santa (Santa Claus)

Let’s just kick this list off with the big man himself, the one and only Santa Claus. Sure, he might be busy delivering presents to the millions of children all over the world, yet he still has time to snap a selfie (even equipped with hashtags!) with Mrs. Claus. Who knew Santa was so tech savvy? With posts wanting to know “5 good things you did last week” and the wish lists of all his followers, the comments are even sure to make you smile. The fact that one of the busiest men in the world has time to run an Instagram is the ultimate motivation.

Account Name: 25DaysOfChristmasABCF (25 Days of Christmas)

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is something we eagerly look forward to every year. Starting in 1997, ABC Family has been playing all of our favorite classic Christmas movies leading right up until Christmas, and now they’ve joined the Instagram scene! Posting schedules of the various movies shown daily, you can keep up with what movies are airing when, which is fabulous if you accidentally forget, or you’re just simply looking to take a break from studying.

Account Name: SnowmenAndSanta (Christmas DIY’s)

With pictures of Christmas cookie recipes and cute Christmas themed crafts, this lesser known Instagram account is not one to rule out. Even equipped with a “Christmas Life Hacks” post and a “make it yourself” gift guide, Christmas DIY’s acts as a one-stop shop for all your creative Christmas ventures. Scrolling past delicious Christmas cookies is sure to motivate you to knock out those exams and take these recipes home to mama.

Account Name: Days_Til_Christmas (Christmas Countdown)

While you’ve probably got your own Christmas countdown going, it doesn’t hurt to get a cute and festive reminder while scrolling through your Instagram feed! Counting down until Christmas puts just how close Winter Break really is into perspective, which is sure to help you finish out the semester on a high note. Think of Christmas as a reward for the stress of finals and count down those days!