OLEAN, NY — Steven Starks took a moment to think about the best gift he has ever received. After some thought over a dinner break, he came back to work and decided that it was a kayak he got two years ago.

“That was pretty exciting,” recalled Starks, assistant manager of Good Times of Olean.

Starks, a fan of comedy, said that his favorite Christmas movie is “Elf.”

To kick off the annual celebration, Starks'  favorite holiday tradition is cutting down his own Christmas tree.