The most wonderful time of the year is here; a time for family, friendship, love, and laughter. A time when walking through the snow-filled streets fills our hearts with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Christmas is the time where family and friends get together and sing carols, sip hot cocoa by the fireplace, and give presents to one another.
Christmas is my favourite holiday, though it only comes once a year. Many families are working together during this time to decorate their Christmas trees with pretty ornaments and lights. Children are usually attracted by the decorations on the tree, because they look so colourful and bright! My brother and I like to play games under the beautiful tree and feel the love of the holiday season. I always wonder, though, why are Christmas trees always green, and not other colours?
However, not everybody celebrates Christmas. Some have their own festival to celebrate such as Diwali, Hari Raya, the Chinese Spring Festival, etc. Just because somebody doesn't celebrate Christmas, it does not mean they don’t like it; it is just that they have their own religious beliefs. In fact, everybody loves holidays. I mean,
who wouldn't enjoy white snowflakes, colourful lights, nice music, delicious food, and great presents? No one can refuse the power and magic of the holiday season.
One of the reasons why I love Christmas is because I can get presents. Anything can be given as a present, such as a DS, iPod, telephone, or TV. However, it is the thought that counts. Speaking of presents, one of the greatest things about Christmas is Santa Claus! He takes his reindeer sleigh to go around the whole country-even the whole world-to give presents to children. When you meet Santa, you can take pictures with him. He
is very nice with everybody. Some people think that Santa Claus is real, while some believe that there is no Santa Claus. If it is possible, I hope I can see Santa come to my home through the chimney. I had a
dream about Christmas one night, where Santa Claus came to visit me with his big bag. When he opened the bag, I could see many presents in it. He allowed me to take only one, but I got to choose before anyone else. Guess what I touched? Glasses, pants, jackets, belts, chocolate, and candy! After taking my presents,
Santa kissed my forehead and then left my home.
Santa seems to love travelling with his reindeer sleigh, but if I were him, I would travel with a dog sled and use a team of husky dogs. This is because sometimes, I think that the reindeer cannot run very fast. My brother disagrees with me though. He thinks that the reindeer can also run very fast if there is an urgent situation.
Day after day, I count down the days until Christmas with my fingers. When I go to bed every night, I know that a new day will come tomorrow and that means that Christmas is getting closer to the date. I get more and more excited, especially because I already know what present I am getting for Christmas. But, that is a secret that I will keep hidden until Christmas day.
As for now, let us be quiet and patient as we wait for the wonderful moment. We should save our excitement and energy, and release it all together when the merry day comes. Then, we can sing and dance together, hand in hand, and just enjoy the holiday.
Dear Christmas, I love you!