Remembering the Reason


Kristina Ivanova, Reporter

Christmas is a holiday I love and enjoy. Spending time with family and doing all your favorite things to do on Christmas together is my favorite part. We like to put up the Christmas tree and decorate it as a family. There are so many things to love about Christmas: buying gifts for the ones you love, the smell of cookies baking, the Christmas music, and watching Christmas movies on TV.

 Christmas is not all about presents. Christmas is about spending time with the people you love, which is the main reason I love Christmas. Every family has traditions that they follow which make Christmas even better. Going to church is a part of my family’s tradition. I go to celebrate the birth of Christ at church. But I’m beginning to worry that when people think of Christmas they don’t really think of Christ.

 Some of my peers don’t like to participate in family holiday events, but I think this is the most important part of Christmas. I have heard many people say that they don’t want to spend the Christmas Holidays with their families, but they want to go with their friends. Not spending time with family is something you will regret one day. Christmas brings people together. There is no bad during the Christmas holidays – everything is magical. If you have some free time, go gift shopping for your family and get them what they want. Also, go to church with your family during the holidays. Going to church is another opportunity to spend time with family and actually celebrate Christmas. Those are memories that will last a lifetime.

 I think Christmas is the only day that everyone gets along. During Christmas people are much happier. Christmas is all about giving. Giving your loved ones love, time, and gifts. Spending time with family is really rewarding and it makes you happy. Also, during the Christmas holidays, many people not only give gifts to loved ones, but they also donate money to charities. Personally, my family donates money to a different charity every year and it makes me so happy to know that we probably helped someone have a better life.