My Meaning of Christmas
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Celebrating with my friends and family, decorating the inside and outside of my house, and shopping for the people I love is what I enjoy the most. I am fascinated by how people’s attitudes can change from mean and angry to joyful and excited during the holidays.
The weeks leading up to Christmas are what I look forward to the most. Decorating the tree is a big event for my family. We take the tree out of the attic every year on December 1. My family and I spend hours hanging lights, garland, and ornaments on the tree. I love going to the mall with a list of gifts I want to purchase for my friends and loved ones. Seeing the look on my niece’s face on Christmas Eve as she bakes and decorated the cookies for Santa and spreads glitter on the ground for the reindeer to eat lights up my life.
Every Christmas morning my father wakes me up with the video camera in my face. My whole family goes into our living room, sits on the floor, and passes around all the gifts from under the tree. No one is allowed to open the gifts until each person has received theirs. When everyone is finished, we all get dressed and go to my uncle’s house. The teenagers bundle up in winter cloths and go outside to the backyard to play soccer or baseball. We try to take advantage of our family time because we only see each other on holidays.
The day after Christmas is my least favorite day. I spend my day cleaning the house and taking down decorations. When everything is clean, I usually eat a plate of the leftovers from our Christmas dinner. My niece and I play with the toys that Santa left her the previous day. However, I do like taking all the gifts I received and finding a place in my room for them.
Christmas is the greatest time of the year. I love every aspect of this season; from shopping to decorating the Christmas tree.