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Christmas Then vs. Now

Day 8 of the 12 days of stories
Christina Lengle, Social Media Editor December 21, 2023

  As Christmas day quickly approaches, it is important to reflect on the past ways that Christmas has been celebrated in America. Today many families don’t have a traditional Christmas feast,...

12 Days of Christmas: Best Christmas Markets in Pennsylvania

Day 7 of the 12 days of stories
Ashley Bu, World News Editor December 20, 2023

For many people, the holiday season means shopping.  And while Christmas Markets can trace their roots to Vienna, Austria in 1296, when Duke Albrecht I authorized 14-day long fairs each December, the...

Christmas Trivia Vox Pop

Day 5 of the 12 days of stories
Elizabeth Vojt and Natalie Colarossi December 19, 2023

In honor of the holiday season, we asked HHS students Christmas trivia questions ranging from Santa’s sleigh to the most popular holiday movies and stories. Check out the vox pop below to test your Christmas...

The Perfect Gift-Giving Guide for Christmas 2023

Day 1 of the 12 days of stories
Grace Catalone, Social Media Editor December 14, 2023

Each year, no matter your age, countless people struggle trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for their loved ones. To help you shop with ease this holiday season, here is a list of 3 of the most...

HHS’ Favorite Christmas Songs

Day 12 of 12 Days of Stories
Christina Lengle and Natalie Colarossi December 25, 2022

We asked Hershey High School students and staff what their favorite Christmas songs were. Some songs ranged from classic holiday hits to pop and country artists. Watch the video to find out if your favorite...

Pictured is a statue of St. Nicholas in Demre, Antalya, Turkey.  St. Nicholas was born and served as a bishop of what is now the Turkish Mediterranean town of Demre, near Antalya, on the southern coast, in the fourth century.  (Rab Lawrence/CC BY 2.0)

History of Christmas

Day 11 of 12 Days of Stories
Natalie Colarossi, Assistant Layout Designer December 24, 2022

Celebrated annually by over 400 million people across the world, Christmas is the largest holiday. Santa, presents, decorations, and weeks off school always come to mind when someone thinks about Christmas,...

HHS’ favorite holiday traditions

Day 8 of 12 Days of Stories
Elizabeth Vojt and Ashley Bu December 21, 2022

Many families have special things they do every year during the holidays. Some people have an Elf on the Shelf, while others go Christmas caroling. Each of these traditions mean something special to those...

HHS’ favorite Christmas movies

Day 7 of 12 Days of Stories
Christina Lengle, Sports Editor December 20, 2022

Die Hard as a top favorite Christmas movie? Some may have never expected that to be on their Christmas list. Fifty Hershey High School students and staff were asked to rank their favorite Christmas movies....

A Christmas tree stands at the center of the Tanger Outlets in Hershey, PA. In many countries including the United States, the Christmas tree is a popular holiday decoration. (HHS Broadcaster/Ashley Bu)

How do countries around the world celebrate Christmas?

Day 5 of 12 Days of Stories
Ashley Bu, Science and Technology Editor December 19, 2022

With Christmas quickly approaching, billions of people all over the world are rushing to plan their festivities. However, each person has different ways of celebrating the special holiday. Throughout...

HHS’ Favorite Christmas Presents

Day 4 of 12 Days of Stories
Elizabeth Vojt and Natalie Colarossi December 17, 2022

Christmas time is here, and the spirit of giving is in the air. Young and old, everyone loves giving and receiving gifts. In honor of this special holiday, HHS students and staff reminisced on their favorite...

Get crafty: How to make a bendy Christmas reindeer

Day 2 of 12 Days of Stories
Ashley Bu, Science and Technology Editor December 15, 2022

Snowed in on Christmas, or need something to do during the holidays? Learn how to make this dynamic and flexible Christmas reindeer craft. Materials: 2 pieces of brown construction...

Ways to give back this holiday season

Day 1 of 12 Days of Stories
Grace Catalone, Hershey and Investigations Editor December 14, 2022

As the season of giving approaches, many are left wondering how to make a difference by giving back in their local community. Below are five ways to help spread holiday cheer across Hershey and the surrounding...

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