CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS, and more CHRISTMAS!
By Paige Freeman, Junior
It’s beginning to look A LOT like Christmas. Everywhere you go, there’s more than likely Christmas decorations up. Everyone is in the shopping malls and the internet store sites are running extremely slow. The 25th of December has seemed to creep up on everyone this year.
Christmas traditions vary between different cultures and countries. The United States for example has a few. We celebrate on December 25, of course, due to the birth of Jesus. Putting up outside and inside decorations are usually a big deal. Most houses in America have a Christmas Tree and gifts are usually placed underneath it on Christmas Eve. This is where the tradition and belief of Santa comes into play.
Between presents, lights, yummy foods, singing carols, baking, traveling, shopping, and being with family and friends, Christmas is very fulfilled with things we love. There are days, weeks, even months of preparation for Christmas.
People usually begin shopping right after Thanksgiving has ended. People also usually begin decorating at this time. Some extremists when it comes to decorating start anywhere from many months before or just a few months after Christmas to make sure their amazing, jaw-dropping displays are ready once Christmas time comes around again.
Christmas is the most favored day of the year for many kids in the US besides their birthdays, of course. Having a break from school and being surrounded by presents for the most of the break is the main reason for why it is a favorite.
Whether you’re going to be traveling, working, with your family and friends this holiday, or singing: I’ll Be Home For Christmas whether it’s a White Christmas or not. If it’s White, we’ll make another Frosty the Snowman. While Decking the Halls, we sing. Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, we’re rockin’ right around you. Hmmm Do You Hear What I Hear? Silver Bells and Jingle Bells at This Time of Year. Looks like I see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, that means Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus so Run Rudolph Run before my Daddy finds out. Feliz Navidad – It’s Christmas Everywhere, Merry Christmas All it’ s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Everyone here at PCHS wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.