It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
By Katie Mai, Sophomore
Almost every student here in Pawnee City is looking forward to the upcoming Christmas break! However, once Christmas break actually arrives, a majority of students won’t know what to do with all of their free time.
Many children love Christmas time because they receive presents, but do they know the real meaning of Christmas? Christmas, December 25th, is celebrated in commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also an opportunity for people to spend time with friends and family, and be appreciative of everyone they have in their lives. Christmas is also usually celebrated with a large feast, similar to a Thanksgiving feast.
This holiday season brings many traditions. Many people go Christmas caroling with their churches or neighbors. Putting up and decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, and decorating the house with Christmas lights are probably the most common Christmas traditions. Many people also like to watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music. Ice-skating and visiting Santa Claus at a nearby mall or shop are also very popular during the Christmas season. Christmas break is a great time to get out in the snow and make snowmen or have snowball fights with friends and neighbors. Christmas shopping is also a big part of the Christmas season. You can count on the stores being packed and busy during Christmas time because gift giving is a very common Christmas tradition. Vast majorities of people in the United States celebrate Christmas by giving and receiving gifts on Christmas day.
Elves, Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and mistletoe are all things that may come to mind when thinking about Christmas. Those things all represent the Christmas season nowadays, but they do not represent the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas, I hope you will all take a moment to be thankful for the birth of Jesus Christ, and to be appreciative of all of the opportunities you have been given, and all of the people you are fortunate enough to have in your lives.