“Instead of celebrating the holiday, it becomes celebrating the coming together again, which is true for a lot of international families,” Oh said. “There’s a special element to it. It becomes more of being present with the family and just enjoying each other's company.”
As we approach the end of the semester and the holiday season, we need to focus a little more time on the festivities; after all, this only happens once a year.
“Sometimes people don’t associate Christmas with faith,” Sobh said. “People often think, ‘why wouldn’t you celebrate Christmas, why wouldn’t you get a Christmas present?’ I feel like it can isolate people who don’t celebrate Christmas, especially people of the Jewish faith or non-Abrahamic faiths.”