Spread Joy, Not Germs

by Caroline Benitez

This holiday season spread joy, not germs. Social distancing and face masks should be on your to-do list this winter, but make sure to check it twice- and add hand washing to keep yourself and others healthy.

The CDC estimates that regular hand washing can reduce your everyday risk of respiratory infection by at least 16%. Hand sanitizer is a good backup when you’re on the go, but washing with plenty of soap and water is ideal to remove built-up dirt and grease. Tell germs “they better watch out” by remembering to wash between your fingers and under fingernails.

You might know that you should wash your hands for at least twenty seconds, or about how long it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. But if you want to get into the holiday spirit, below are some fun holiday tunes you can use instead!

Sleigh Ride
“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too/ Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!
Outside, the snow is falling, and friends are calling, “yoo-hoo!”/ Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!”

Let it Snow
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful/ But the fire is so delightful/And since we’ve no place to go/Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
It doesn’t show signs of stopping/ And I’ve brought some corn for popping. / the lights are turned way down low/ Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

All I Want for Christmas is you
I don’t want a lot for Christmas/ there is just one thing I need/ I don’t care about the presents/ Underneath the Christmas tree. / I just want you for my own/ more than you could ever know/Make my wish come true/ All I want for Christmas is you!”