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I can’t go home for the holidays. How much is spending Christmas at school going to suck?
Cranky at Christmas
You are amongst several who are going to be spending Christmas at school. It’s not that bad.
I have personally spent the past three Christmases at Hogwarts and I find it to be somewhat relaxing and fun. You get to see our professors in a new light and sometimes you get to do things that you never would have thought you could have gotten away with. For example, one year a couple of us who stayed behind created a skating rink in the Long Gallery–and get this! One of our potions professors encouraged us.
I think I even saw the Headmaster admiring it. There is always a Christmas feast and professors and students eat together. You never know what you will get to do and see.
Keep your chin up and look for the positives of staying behind. Even if that means you don’t have to pack and spend eight long hours on the train.
I hope this helps and Merry Christmas,
A Former Firstie
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