So excited: I am so excited for Christmas! I'm not really sure what I want for Christmas, but I do want a sign language book. Every Christmas Eve we get to open one present and all sleep downstairs.
Grade 3, Benjamin
Make tamales: I like Christmas a lot because every year my cousins come for Christmas. When they come we make tamales after we put up the Christmas tree and we decorated.
Grade 3, Cedar Ridge
Christmas painting: On Christmas my family tradition is to go to my aunt's house. Sometimes when she is cooking I paint on a canvas. It is different every year.
Grade 2, Epiphany
Reading about Jesus: Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love putting up Christmas decorations like villages and decorations on our Christmas tree. Best of all I like reading about Jesus' birthday.
Grade 3, Epiphany
Reason for the season: I love Christmas! I love the smells, the songs and the getting together, but the biggest reason is because Christ is born.
Grade 4, Epiphany
Helpful elves: Elves help Santa out. Elves make the presents to kids for Christmas. Then the elves put them in his sleigh for him so be can be ready to go. I'm happy that Santa has them!
Grade 2, Fairview
Holiday preparations: Every year, about three weeks before Christmas, we put up the tree, decorate it and put up our Christmas lights. Then on Christmas Eve we decorate cookies and put out milk for Santa.
Grade 3, Fairview
Grandparents' house: For Christmas my brother and I go to our grandma and grandpa's house, and we celebrate at our house.
Grade 3, Fox Creek
Santa's list: Christmas is a fun holiday! I like it because you get presents if you get on the good list. Santa is fun. Santa Claus remembers a lot of stuff and a lot of names around the world.
Grade 1, Grove
Texas trip: Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. I like it because of presents and decorations and giving. This year my family is going to Texas.
Grade 3, Grove
Singing songs: On Christmas I get so happy. You get to sing and sing. Christmas morning I run to my mom and dad and wake them up. We sing and eat and open presents. But it's not all about opening presents; it's about your family.
Grade 4, Grove
Seeing family: Christmas is not about presents. Christmas is about families. Seeing my family makes me feel good.
Grade 5, High Road
Crazy shelf elf: My favorite thing about Christmas is my elf on the shelf. My elf on the shelf's name is Holly, and sometimes he does crazy things. Once he went into the Fruit Loops, and another time he got into some candy.
Grade 5, home school
Happy New Year!: My family does not celebrate Christmas, but they celebrate the New Year. The New Year is a holiday when another year starts. It's fun and good. My mind spins from the old year to the new year.
Grade 2, Hoose
Party time: Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Reason 1. We party and party. 2. We eat ham. 3. In the morning I sneak a look at what I got!
Grade 3, Hoose
Doll for Christmas: I hope I get makeup and a doll. My doll should be a baby doll with school clothes on so it looks like me. I will play with her every day.
Grade 3, Irving
Santa and his reindeer: I love Santa because he gives us presents. Santa has reindeer that can fly. I get a real Christmas tree, and I help decorate it. I want a Lego Batman for Christmas.
Grade 2, Jefferson Park
Best presents: Christmas morning is my favorite time. I get to open presents. The best presents come from Mom and Dad.
Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn
Signs of Santa: Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas! It's Christmas, and Santa came and put presents under the tree and my stocking is full! The reindeer ate the food on the sidewalk and Santa ate the milk and cookies. Thank you, Santa!
Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn
Favorite part: My favorite part is the presents. I love to drink hot chocolate and open presents. I decorate with a white star and lights.
Grade 2 New Holland-Middletown
Making ornaments: I love Christmas. My favorite thing to do is making ornaments and opening presents. I always get lots of presents under my tree. Last year I made little Ninja Turtle ornaments.
Grade 4, New Holland-Middletown
Wonderful time: Christmas is a wonderful time of year! You get presents and a big feast but most of all you get to spend time with your family!
Grade 5, Northpoint
Mom's Christmas spirit: My favorite holiday is Christmas because my mom has a lot of Christmas spirit. We put up our Christmas tree on the 19th. It is super cool.
Grade 3, Northwest
Family and friends: Christmas is a day that you get to spend with your friends and family. You can get gifts if you are good. This year I am making my Christmas list with magazine pictures.
Grade 2, Oakdale
Family and food: I like Christmas because it celebrates Jesus' birthday. I also like Christmas because you get to be with family and friends. I love all the food, too!
Grade 3, Oakdale
Thankfulness: When I hear the word "Christmas" I think of presents, but Christmas isn't all about presents. Christmas is about God's birthday and thankfulness for everything you have.
Grade 5, Oakland
Snow and joy: When I think of Christmas I think of snow and joy. I think of giving and making people happy. I think of Santa.
Grade 1, Olympia South
Special memories: Christmas is my favorite holiday because you get to spend time with family, and you get to open presents, and you get to have special memories with your family, and you can go in your PJs.
Grade 5, Parkside
Mom's a hero: Sometimes my mom has to work on Christmas. My mom wants to be there when we open presents. She helps the elderly. She is a hero.
Grade 4, Pepper Ridge
Christmas in Chicago: Have you ever had a Christmas in Chicago? This year I got to choose if I want to stay home or go with my grandma to Chicago. I am choosing to go with my grandma because I want to give a gift to my only godmother.
Grade 4, Prairieland
Seeing relatives: I love Christmas because it's not just presents, but it's for the coming of Jesus. It's also because relatives you haven't seen in a long time come to your house.
Grade 2, St. Mary's
Helping the poor: I love Christmas, especially when we go on the train to Chicago. I love giving dollar bills to the poor and giving them hugs. They are very nice people. They deserve an amazing Christmas.
Grade 3, St. Mary's
Magical time: I love Christmas because it is a time to rejoice and celebrate Jesus' birth. It is also beautiful and magical.
Grade 4, St. Mary's
Christmas tree farm: Once there was a Christmas tree farm. On the day before Christmas it was crowded. Christmas trees were disappearing left and right. Big ones, little ones, and medium. It was a wonderful sight to see.
Grade 2, Schneider
Watch for Santa: On Christmas I am going to wake up in the middle of the night to see Santa Claus. Then in the morning I am going to see how many presents I get.
Grade 3, Sheridan
Everything about Christmas: I love everything about Christmas! I love the presents and being with your family.
Grade 2, Stevenson
Things to do: I don't celebrate Christmas but there are many things my family and I do instead. For example, we play a ton of board games. My mom and I also bake.
Grade 3, Stevenson
Lights on the tree: At Christmas I put up our Christmas tree. This year we put white lights on it. We also got colored lights that change color every five seconds.
Grade 1, Sugar Creek
Best food: Christmas food is, no doubt, the best food in the world. All year long I dream of the delectable, juicy ham that Christmas brings.
Grade 5, Sugar Creek
Celebrating Eid: I don't celebrate Christmas. Instead I celebrate Eid, but I think we should give presents every day. Give to charity, orphans, even visit someone who's sick. Just fill someone's bucket or put a smile on their face.
Grade 4, Towanda