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ELC Los Angeles Happy Holidays! January 4th, 2012

It’s difficult to image the snowy peaks of the Southpole from the sunny shores of Southern California.  Unless of course, you are a student at the English Language Center, Los Angeles!

This year’s Holiday Festivities began with a rousing game of Yankee Swap.  Yankee Swap, a time honored American tradition, starts with each participant placing a gift under the communal Christmas Tree.  Once all presents are in place, it’s unwrapping time!

As each student steps up to turn they have a choice.  They can a.) choose a gift from beneath the tree or b.) steal the gift chosen by the previous participant!  Thankfully, there were no fights this year and everyone got a gift of their choice.

After Yankee Swap students were invited to step into room 17 to take a picture with Santa or as Santa!  Were you naughty or nice?  Only Santa can tell.

All in all, it’s been a wonderful Holiday season at the ELC.  Whether we’re unwrapping a Yankee Swap treasure or posing next to Santa’s bowl full of jelly, there is always reason to celebrate here in Los Angeles.  

Happy Holidays!

Contributed by James Benito