My first year of college, I lived with Steph, my best friend in a small room with furniture bolted to the walls. Emily of Relishments lived down the hall and there were 12 other fun people on the floor. Christmas that year seemed extra-exciting. Our residence hall had parties and we painted our windows with Christmas scenes. People played Christmas music while studying and there was a lot of good food and movies and fun amidst the worry and stress of finals.
That December, Steph introduced me to a classic from her childhood, Roger Whittaker. His Christmas album mostly contains songs he wrote, like the one below, Darcy the Dragon. Hearing this song always reminds me of that first college Christmas.