Shorts are no longer an option and coats are more convenient than ever. Fevers are at high stakes and more people are getting sick. Parents are shopping for presents for their children. If you haven't noticed, Christmas is only one week away!
Christmas is loved by people of all ages. Almost everyone celebrates Christmas and most people have their own way of celebrating it. Let’s see how the NHHS students celebrate their Christmas.
“On Christmas Eve, my family goes to church and then we go to my uncle's house and eat pizza and just talk for a few hours. On Christmas Day, we all go to my grandparents’ house and we sit there and talk and laugh and open presents and eat of course,” mentioned sophomore Destiney Quick.
Senior Lauren Hoerstkamp said, “I am staying in New Haven and hanging with all my friends and family. Our tradition is to go to church on Christmas Eve night and go home to open presents. Then Christmas morning we go to my grandma’s to eat an amazing breakfast!”
Senior Lydia Otten replied, “I am just staying home with my family and making lots of Christmas cookies, listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and spending time with family and relaxing. The day after Thanksgiving, we go and get a Christmas tree from Minnesota where my great aunt and late great uncle have a Christmas Tree Farm. We always spend Christmas Eve with the Otten family having dinner, going to church, singing Christmas hymns, reading the Christmas story, and then exchanging gifts.”
She continued: “On Christmas Day, we open our stockings and have a really good breakfast. We go to church and then come home and open presents. My grandparents on the Pate side come over and we have Christmas dinner. We also always do a Christmas day hike/walk out at Camp Trinity too.”
“We have all the family come over and eat dinner on Christmas Eve, then we open presents on Christmas,” commented junior Logan Senecal.
“I am going to St. Charles, and we have a family gathering with food, presents, and games, like a family Christmas party,” answered sophomore Ashlyn Beckmann.
Freshman Kelsey Brumels said, “Christmas Eve, we all choose one gift to open, and then on Christmas Day, we open all of our presents and eat a big dinner with the family.”
Junior Payton Burkhardt mentioned, “I go shopping on December 26.”
“We open our presents and all of that on Christmas Eve night,” answered junior Joseph Malone.
I hope you and your families have a very jolly Christmas!