Last night, many houses had Christmas-themed coffee hours to celebrate the season and our last coffee hour of the term. Bingham’s was particularly magical: after hearing the coffee hour minutes and eating banana bread, berry cobbler, and cheese and crackers provided by our housemates Rebecca and Atticus, we exchanged and opened presents from our secret Santas. It was so touching to see what everyone had gotten for each other and how well we’ve all come to know each other this term. With a holiday record playing and all my friends around me, I felt that I truly have two homes: one with my family in Massachusetts, and one here with my family at Bennington. As nauseating as that sounds, it’s true. Thanks again to my secret Santa Kaytie for the incredibly appropriate gift!