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Christmas is a good holiday

Christmas is a good holiday

Christmas is a good holiday for many reasons. There are reasons that exist that make Christmas a bad holiday, but for the most part it is a wonderful time of year. Millions of people around the world will agree that Christmas is one of the most fun and exciting holidays. Christmas is a good holiday because students get a vacation from school, people get to exchange gifts with friends and family, and people get to spend time with their families. Those three reasons, among others, help to make Christmas one of the best holidays.  (Photo: Nanette Thomas, APC Dallas President)

First of all, Christmas is a good holiday because students get a vacation from school. While not in school, students have no homework. That really helps to make the holidays more enjoyable. With no school, students have no reason to get up early so they can stay out late and sleep late in the morning. When Christmas comes around, it means that the school year is half over. If a student has done well the first semester, he or she is sure to survive the second semester.

Next, people get to exchange gifts with friends and family. Exchanging gifts is always fun because people receive new things. Who couldn’t enjoy something that was given to them free? Also, people get to give gifts to their friends and family. Giving gifts always gives people that warm happy feeling inside. The most enjoyable part is seeing the gifts that people gave being opened by the people receiving them. That always puts a smile on people’s faces. When I was a kid growing up, I always look forward to Christmas.  My siblings and I believe that Santa will visit us on Christmas Eve.  We were always asked to hang our stockings at the window with our names on it, and we were made to go to bed very early. We will wake up on Christmas Day, and the house would be decorated with garlands, the Christmas tree would be up, and of course the gifts would be by the stockings.  Little did we know that we were being deceived by our parents that Santa visited the house after we had gone to bed.

Last but not least, people get to spend time with family. Some of the family may not have been seen in a long time so it puts everyone in a good mood to finally see them. Being with family is fun and helps make the holidays more enjoyable. One thing that many families may find interesting is sharing stories. Telling stories always helps relieve the stress that the holidays can produce.

As anyone can tell from the preceding reasons, Christmas is a great time of year. Getting a vacation from school, exchanging gifts with friends and family, and spending time with family all make the hassle of Christmas worthwhile. The reasons that make Christmas a bad time of year are just not good enough to out- weigh the good ones. Christmas is the best holiday!

By Nanette Thomas, APC Dallas Chapter President

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