8 Reasons to Love the Season

Read all about why this time of the year is our favorite.

Get Into It! - The weather outside maybe frightful, but we can?t help but get caught up in the joy of the holidays. It?s time to cue up your favorite Songza Christmas play list and read all about why this season is our jam! By Kenrya Rankin Naasel   (Photo: KidStock/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Get Into It! - The weather outside maybe frightful, but we can’t help but get caught up in the joy of the holidays. It’s time to cue up your favorite Songza Christmas play list and read all about why this season is our jam! By Kenrya Rankin Naasel  (Photo: KidStock/Blend Images/Corbis)

The First Snow - If you?ve ever been around a small child when flakes start to drift down from the sky, you know that it is a wondrous time. Their excitement is beyond contagious, and for a few brief hours ? before you have to go outside and shovel ? the first snow of the season has the power to transport you back to your childhood. Go with it.  (Photo: Randy Faris/Corbis)

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The First Snow - If you’ve ever been around a small child when flakes start to drift down from the sky, you know that it is a wondrous time. Their excitement is beyond contagious, and for a few brief hours — before you have to go outside and shovel — the first snow of the season has the power to transport you back to your childhood. Go with it.  (Photo: Randy Faris/Corbis)

Holiday Music - From Boyz II Men?s ?Let It Snow? to the Temptations' ?Silent Night,? radio stations start playing the best songs this time of year. We bet you can?t listen without singing along!   (Photo: Motown)

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Holiday Music - From Boyz II Men’s “Let It Snow” to the Temptations' “Silent Night,” radio stations start playing the best songs this time of year. We bet you can’t listen without singing along!  (Photo: Motown)

Giving - If you?re not moved at any other time of the year, we dare you to defy the spirit of the season and not give back. Whether you support a favorite charity on #GivingTuesday, volunteer at your local soup kitchen after work, or sponsor a needy family via a shelter, get into helping out those less fortunate than you.  (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/Corbis)

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Giving - If you’re not moved at any other time of the year, we dare you to defy the spirit of the season and not give back. Whether you support a favorite charity on #GivingTuesday, volunteer at your local soup kitchen after work, or sponsor a needy family via a shelter, get into helping out those less fortunate than you.  (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/Corbis)

Let the Festivities Begin - November marks the beginning of the holiday season. That means good eats, fun clothes and cozy nights. So click on to see what we have in store this month to get you amped for the start of the festivities. By Jazmine A. Ortiz  (Photo: Jupiterimages/ Getty Images)

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Family Gatherings - From Thanksgiving to Christmas to Kwanzaa to New Year’s Eve, the holiday season is tailor made for spending time with the people you love. We can’t think of a better way to end the year.  (Photo: 2/Image Source/Ocean/Corbis)

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Lights - On the roof, on the tree ? twinkling lights make everything look 100 percent more magical. Find cool local light displays near you at ChristmasLightFinder.com. It's a beautiful sight.  (Photo: Rudy Sulgan/Corbis)

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Lights - On the roof, on the tree — twinkling lights make everything look 100 percent more magical. Find cool local light displays near you at ChristmasLightFinder.com. It's a beautiful sight.  (Photo: Rudy Sulgan/Corbis)

Christmas Cards - Pictures of cutie-patootie babies dressed as reindeer? Yes, please! Christmas cards do more than just cover every inch of space on the refrigerator, they remind us of the people we love and that?s the true reason for the season. And if personalized cards aren?t your thing, Etsy is packed with great ones like these, that feature characters who look like you.  (Photo: LovelyEarthlings via Etsy)

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Christmas Cards - Pictures of cutie-patootie babies dressed as reindeer? Yes, please! Christmas cards do more than just cover every inch of space on the refrigerator, they remind us of the people we love and that’s the true reason for the season. And if personalized cards aren’t your thing, Etsy is packed with great ones like these, that feature characters who look like you.  (Photo: LovelyEarthlings via Etsy)

Shop New Holiday Beyonc? Apparel - Ever since the release of "7/11", we were wondering when Beyonc? was going to release new gear for the holidays in honor of the video. Well, now you can cop her Ugly Holiday Ski Lodge shirt in a festive red color with "Mine" lyrics, "All I'm really asking for is you". Check it out at Beyonce.com. (Photo: shop.beyonce.com)

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Sweater Weather - We’re not fans of arctic air, but a fly, cozy sweater is enough to cheer up a bleak-looking day.  (Photo: shop.beyonce.com)

Think About Yourself - Getting to know who we are is a lifelong process, but why not start now? What do you really love to do? When do you find yourself completely at peace? Who or what is keeping you from excelling at work? Take the time to get to know who you are. You?re worth it.    (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Reminders to Be Grateful - With all the drama and busyness of life, it can sometimes be difficult to remember everything we have to be thankful for. But this season is chock full of days designed to remind us that we are blessed.  (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez/Blend Images/Corbis)