I love the holiday season—all the way from fall until Valentine’s Day, really. I love the fun of Halloween and the warmth of Thanksgiving, but Christmas time will always be a favorite for me. I moved away from home a few years earlier than most kids, so the holidays used to be one of the only times I’d get to see my friends and family at home. As I’ve grown up, traditions have changed and I might not even get to be with some of the people I love every year, but the feeling I get is the same. I feel so much love for my family and feel loved by them during the holidays, and that happiness is so comforting and fulfilling long after the tree and stockings have been taken down.