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Community Speaks: What’s your favorite holiday memory?

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“We always had a sleigh in the barn, and my dad would always say that it was Santa’s sleigh. Each year we’d have a great big family dinner and have sleigh rides.” —L’ena Hotchkin

As Grinnell students push through the semester’s final weeks, Grinnell community members have begun pulling on their ugly sweaters, sipping spiced eggnog, and listening to holiday classics. The S&B’s Sarah Licht ’22 and photographer Liz Paik ’22 took a break from studying to ask community members, “What’s your favorite holiday memory?”

“Going to my grandmother’s house and visiting with my extended family on my father’s side.” — Angela Thys
“The Christmas Eve services.” — Mark Dimit
“We always had a sleigh in the barn, and my dad would always say that it was Santa’s sleigh. Each year we’d have a great big family dinner and have sleigh rides.” —L’ena Hotchkin
“Last year, my niece and nephew got a train set and they were the most content children making the train stop and go.” — Emily Weber
“It’s actually for Halloween because I’m like that. My friends set up a haunted house, and they let me be a part of it. It was really fun grabbing at people’s feet when they walked by.” — Henry Hutchinson
“When I was a child, my younger sister of two years told me that Santa Claus didn’t exist. Somehow she figured it out before I did.” — Karen Cooper
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