Berry Christmas

Berry wrapped up its fall semester with nine inches of fluffy white snow. 

The snow fell all day and night – totaling nine inches- and students made the most of it. Snowballs were flying, sleds were sliding down the hill at Frost Chapel and snowmen appeared throughout the campus.  

“I couldn’t have imagined a better way to end the semester than a snowball fight and sledding with my best friends,” sophomore Chris Arnold said.   

The Christmas spirit began early this year as the Berry College Dance Troupe preformed a “Holiday Extravaganza” before Thanksgiving break to help students get in the holiday spirit.  

They were followed by the Berry College choirs, orchestra and trumpet ensemble that performed for the annual Lessons & Carols service at the College Chapel. The chapel was packed with spectators to listen and sing along with hymns and traditional Christmas songs.  

Berry College Theatre Company put on the production of “Make Merry” written by junior Jack Padgett. Just in time for the holidays, the show painted a picture of what it’s like to live in a crazy family where everyone has the answers, yet nobody’s listening.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum hosted a day of historic Christmas tours that allowed visitors to experience the holidays as they were celebrated during the time of Martha Berry’s childhood. The Oak Hill mansion was decorated in a manner that the Berry Family of the late 19th century would recognize - decorations that reflected the traditions and tastes of the Victorian era, and the tours highlighted customs that would have been familiar to Martha Berry.

Berry also hosted a Christmas party for young alumni on Dec. 9. The festivities were originally scheduled to be at Oak Hill, but the snow moved it to the Ford buildings. Live music, fellowship and tasty eats rounded out the event.

Written by Public Relations Student Supervisor Alexi Bell. Photos by Staff Photographer Brant Sanderlin.