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The Post on Post Road East stocks up for Christmas and displays Christmas trees and other holiday decorations.

Thanksgiving ends, Christmas celebrations start… for some?

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Around this time of year, shops begin putting up their Christmas displays and stocking the old Halloween shelves with Christmas decorations. Some people begin celebrating the holidays as soon as Halloween...

Every year an exorbitant amount of waste is produced during the holiday season. There are so many ways to contribute to bettering the planet by simply improving a few holiday rituals. The many misconceptions surrounding recycling are very harmful for the earth but change is in reach.

How to be eco-friendly this holiday season

Margot Richlin ’23, Audience Engagement Manager November 21, 2022

As someone who has two family birthdays, celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah, Thanksgiving and New Years all within the span of three months, I’m no stranger to gift giving. In fact, I would consider...

Working conditions are just one of many considerations to make when shopping this holiday season. Many companies benefit from modern slavery or dangerous and unjust working conditions somewhere in the supply chain and should thus be avoided.

Impending holidays demand vigilant expenditure

Mimi Casey ’22, Opinions Editor January 6, 2022

As a rough estimate, there are 40 slaves working for me. That is a horrifying statement to make; it is a horrifying fact. In all likelihood, there is a similar number working for you. As per slaveryfootprint.org,...

Skip the Christmas tree farm this year

Jared Leonard ’22, Opinions Editor December 14, 2021

Nikhil Arora ’22 and members of Team Westport collecte perishable food items and bags of groceries for the Gillespie Center, a local emergency shelter.

The gift of giving: students spread holiday spirit through volunteer work

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

The dawn of the holiday season inspires a giving spirit prevalent throughout the Staples community, as many students partner with local organizations to aid efforts to deliver holiday magic beyond their...

While Thanksgiving was only a week ago, I’ve already wrapped about 25 gifts, which will reside on the basement floor because my family has yet to get our tree.

An ode to wrapping Christmas gifts

Katie Simons '22, Editor-In-Cheif December 6, 2021

I’ve always cried over the Sun setting at 4:30 in the evening and dug my head further and further under the covers as the temperatures outside dropped. The mundane darkness of our cold Connecticut winters...

Houses around Westport spotted with early Christmas spirit with decorations and lights surrounding their homes.

Early Christmas spirit allows for kinder, happier community

Jolie Gefen ’24, Web News Editor November 24, 2021

Beginning as early as October, I found red and green decorations in CVS, and saw houses around town showing off their holiday spirit. And while many argue that this jump to celebrating Christmas--before...

‘The Princess Switch:’ Romancing the Star proves to be an exemplary holiday movie that introduces new and exciting elements to the overused plot of a Christmas romance.

‘The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star,’ captures fresh twist on usual holiday films

Margot Richlin '23, Audience Engagement Manager November 24, 2021

Upon sitting down to watch the third installment of “The Princess Switch” movies, which came to Netflix on Nov. 18,  I expected not much more than another typical rom-com-like Christmas movie. However,...

A cold Connecticut day with ice and snow on the ground, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere or give people the motivation to do anything.

Holiday season is overrated

Max Dorsey '21, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

The holiday season. Everyone loves it. Mountains of snow on the ground, hot drinks and a happy spirit. But that’s the holiday season as everybody describes it. When you take a closer look, the holidays...

It’s important to learn about religion because it can have many great benefits in your life, like making you a more informed and well rounded person.

Start caring about religion: opportunity awaits

Andreas Lolis '21, Paper Sports Editor January 5, 2021

Everyone in America knows about Christmas. Most of us know that it is a celebration of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God. This faith is shared by a group of over one...

Chevy Chase’s Clark Griswold decks his house in Christmas lights, as part of his plan to have the perfect, good old-fashioned family Christmas.

‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ takes the throne as best holiday film

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

Ahh, yes. The holiday season. Every year around this time, a certain debate starts amongst families, friend groups and even among online strangers: Which holiday movie is the best? Some say it's Will Ferrell’s...

With winter coming in, and snow in the forecast, this rich and creamy homemade hot chocolate will definitely warm you up.

Warm spirits with homemade hot chocolate

Maya Hruskar ’23, Creative Director December 15, 2020

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