MJHS Students Have Many Different Holiday Traditions


It’s no secret that the holidays are a special time of year. Kicking off officially on Black Friday and ending after the new year has set in, the holiday season is a time for family, friends, fun and a lot of love. Everyone loves this time for a different reason, whether it’s being away from school, the gifts or being with people they love. With memories made and smiles all around, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

We all have our favorite Christmas traditions and memories that make us smile. Here are just a few from your fellow classmates. All respondents are anonymous.

“When I was too young to understand, I just received gifts instead of buying them.”

Those were the days, weren’t they? Kids now help pick out stuff for the people in their families. For me, what the kids pick out is always exactly what I want. The young ones are lucky. They don’t have to do anything, just write their name on one gift per person.

“One year I got a go-kart and I drove it around in the snow.”

This is sounding a lot like real-life MarioKart to me, and I don’t hate it.

“My dad dressed up as Santa and got on the roof.”

It’s all fun and games until the neighborhood kids watch Santa slip and fall of the roof. I want to know if a reindeer was with him on the roof, and if so, where you found the reindeer.

“My family is very comedic, so we started the tradition of Secret Santa gag gifts. We pull names out of hat and have to buy or make a gag gift for that family member. We open these on Christmas Eve and do regular presents on Christmas Day.”

I would love to see some of these gifts. I would imagine they are very humorous.

“We dress up in funny onesies on Christmas Eve.”

Don’t we all? Try a family set of onesies this year. Now the whole family can look like elves.

“We eat waffle house after church every year on Christmas Eve.”

This is one of the more interesting traditions I had the pleasure of reading about.

Everyone has so many great traditions that they follow, from gifts to a big Christmas dinner. My greatest memory is getting my car last year. It truly was exactly what I wanted. I wish you all safe and very happy holidays!

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