Christmas Spirit

Staff Writer: Haley Roe-Deters

Everyone knows what Christmas is celebrated for, but they celebrate it in their own way. Whether it’s going all out and decorating everything or not celebrating it at all. There are plenty of people who decorate their houses so much that all you see is Christmas colors and lights and Santa Clauses’ but there are also people who don’t believe in it at all or they have their own opinions.

I’ve talked to people from plenty of different age groups about their traditions and opinions about Christmas. Senior, Peyton Joiner told me some of her favorite traditions to do with her family. “We always exchange presents with just me, my mom, my dad and my brother at first. We decorate the tree too!” She enjoys spending a lot of time with her family. Freshman, Jade Drose loves making “gingerbread houses, and decorating the tree, and putting up lights with my family.” Christmas is light, and joyful and about family, some people haven’t lost sight of that.

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Stone Mountain during Christmas time.

 

People have different opinions about what Christmas is truly about. Some people say it’s about the birth of Jesus, some people think it’s about getting gifts and expensive things. What people don’t realize is how lucky we are. Some people come from broken homes, or broken families, and they are still grateful for the gift of life, not presents or candy. Some families don’t get family traditions because of some problems in their life, but they don’t just give up. Someone I know has a broken family, but you never would’ve guessed it because he is such a good person, and always knows how to raise someone else’s spirit.

 

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Stone Mountain receives  hundreds of visitors every Christmas.

 

The true meaning of Christmas isn’t about gifts, or food, and sometimes it isn’t about family, it’s about being grateful about what you have. Freshman, Lola Canales say’s “Christmas is about giving back to the people you love, and the world, because of everything they give you daily.”

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