Members of the Black Colleagues Association took a quick pause from the holiday hustle to reflect on what makes the holidays cozy and bright. Here are their responses:

“Aaron Neville’s soulful Christmas CD and preparing rice pudding for my daughters get my holiday spirit moving!” Dennis Banks ’85

“I don’t feel the holiday spirit until I fill my kitchen with the aroma of freshly baked cookies.” Michelle Ealey Ford ’86

“When I watch Christmas classics – Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York – I feel the holiday spirit.” NiCole Higginbothan ’95, M.S. ’14

“It’s not the holidays until I hear Boys II Men.” Richard Greenfield ’17

“I love seeing people decorating their homes.” Teresita Scott ’93

“Peach cobbler puts me in the holiday spirit!” Daniel Jackson ’18