Christmas This Year

Nicholas Sweis, Staff Writer

Christmas to Me

Christmas is a day of family, presents, and love. People get presents for their family members or friends. Seeing my family open presents is heartwarming and joyful to me. I buy my family members anything they want, and when I give them their gifts, they enjoy the feeling of being honored and loved. First, we sit together as a family and give gifts. After we open the gifts, we thank whoever gave them to us. I am very thankful for the gift my family gives me. Then I hand out my gifts to my family and friends. They’re very excited for the gifts that I give to them. Finally, after we open gifts, we pop a balloon with confetti in it. Making my family happy and letting them enjoy their gifts makes me feel happy and proud.

At Christmas, I also like spending time with my grandma. Spending time with my family at my grandma’s house is lovely. It’s fun going to my grandma’s house. My family and I sing songs such as “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Silent Night.” Being with my family is a real blessing.

I always sit and talk with my grandma. She always has the best conversations with me. She says the day is soft and joyful. Just the thought of spending Christmas is what’s really important to me. Christmas is like feasting with your family.


The History of Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that many across the world celebrate every year. It’s filled with love, joy, happiness, and passion. Christmas started out a Christian holiday, but it also has many secular traditions, and people of different faiths often enjoy the holiday.

Christmas is a festive holiday that occurs every year on December 25. It celebrates the Nativity and Birth of Jesus Christ, but little do we know, December 25 isn’t actually when Jesus was born. As a matter of fact, we don’t actually know when Jesus was born. He may have been born in the spring, summer, fall, or winter.

Christmas is also a holiday that celebrates fun, love, joy, peace, health, and comfort to families and friends. Christmas would have never gotten its name if it wasn’t for Jesus. It was first observed in the 4th century by priests and church officials. Pope Julius I chose December 25 as the day to celebrate Christmas.


Fun Christmas Facts

  • Christmas was actually cancelled once when Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan soldiers took over England and got rid of it.
  • There have been many Christmas movies. The Christmas novel that has been adapted to the big-screen the most times is probably Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. It teaches us how we should never take what we have for granted because, sooner or later, what we take for granted will be gone and may never come back. . . The novel and the films have a message of charity toward all humankind.
  • Santa Claus was actually the identity of a healthy nobleman by the name of Nicholas who was born in present-day Turkey in 280 A.D. and lived until his feast day on December 6, 343. St. Nicholas lives on; he is now known as that magical and mystical being, Santa Claus, who rides his sleigh every December 25.
  • In case you don’t remember the names of Santa’s nine reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph.


Share Your Comments

That’s it for the article, friends! Please do not hesitate to comment on what you will be doing for Christmas this year or what you want as a present—or both.

I was so happy to see what you all were thankful for in the comments section of my Thanksgiving article a few days ago! Please feel free to participate here. I want to feature you all! This is probably one of the biggest articles I have done yet, and I am looking forward to your comments. One last thing I would like to say is Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all!

P.S: We all know 2022 is going to be a better year, Bengals. Let’s hear that last roar for this year! #BengalPride #Christmas2022 #OakForestHighSchool