Christmas is coming up soon! Many people have already set up decorations. Some parents have even gone so far as setting out presents under the tree.
A survey was sent out to all students of New Haven High School, wherein they were asked about their favorite Christmas traditions.
Keegan Wiedemann, freshman, said that his favorite tradition is unwrapping the presents under the tree. Keegan said, “My grandmother makes a big Christmas dinner for us and we unwrap presents with everybody around [us] to see what [we] got.” According to Keegan, another tradition that the Wiedemann family has is a big Christmas party. Keegan said that the adults talk while the kids play video and board games as well as go outside.
Grace Allgaier, junior, commented, “My favorite Christmas tradition is opening up stockings on Christmas Eve.” Grace explained that on Christmas Eve, her family goes to a church service and then goes home and opens their stockings. Afterwards, they spend time with each other and wait for the clock to strike midnight.
Angela Kuhlmann, junior, answered, “In my family, we gather at my nana’s house to eat Christmas breakfast. We eat monkey bread. It is the best breakfast ever.” Angela then said that they sit in a circle and open one present at a time.
Angela continued: “The youngest always starts. When everyone is finished, the kids open their stockings.”
Angela said, “It’s a good time to spend with family. I have at least ten cousins that I see for Christmas and all of them are younger than me, so it’s really nice to see the little kids open the toys I got them.”
There are many different Christmas traditions. Some can be as small as getting presents for pets. They can also be as big as getting the whole family together for Christmas dinner.
Merry Christmas, New Haven!