My favorite holiday is Christmas. Traditionally celebrated at home, Christmas is thought to be a family holiday. However nowadays the habits and ideas of people have changed very much. Christmas becomes more of the global holiday when it is appropriate to meet with many friends and go out for the round the night crazy celebration. Every person finds his own most favorite things about Christmas. In this small essay I will examine what this holiday means to me, and what are the best parts of it that I personally enjoy.
As for me, the best thing about Christmas is that special feeling in the air that is giving every person happiness and hope for a better future in the next year. During the Christmas celebration season people are usually more friendly and gentle to each other. They try to leave every sorrow and offense behind in the year that is passing by. I think this approach is a decent exercise for not only does it makes a person feel good mentally, but also many people feel better even physically. When there is joy in the air, the organism wants to celebrate along with the mind. The renewal of the hope is felt all around.
I have loved the celebration of Christmas since my very early childhood. I still enjoy decorating Christmas trees and simply walking around the streets looking at the decorations of the buildings and the trees around the city. In our country Christmas trees stand everywhere, for instance you can see them in squares and parks, in schools and offices, in shops and at homes. And what fun is it to wake up early in the morning and take a look under the tree seeking the presents from Santa Clause. Of course, now that I am grown I know that someone from my family puts the present there but I still wish to think that a very kind and fair old man called Santa Clause does it. As Santa brings the presents to the small children, the grown ups enjoy exchanging the presents with each other. Because I like giving presents to people, I like Christmas a lot. To me giving a present brings even more satisfaction and happiness than receiving it. The most exciting moment is when the person opens your present and you can see a sparkle of joy and pleasure in his eyes.
The celebration of Christmas is a special moment itself. I enjoy the process of preparing for the holiday very much. Our whole family participates in the process. For many years I have been responsible for the decoration of our house. I like putting the Christmas toys on the tree and lighting the candles. Also I go outside the house and see what can be decorated there. I especially like it when it snows outside. The snow is a symbol of Christmas, to me it is also a symbol of the renewal and cleanliness of the upcoming event. In addition the streets are simply decorated already when it is snowing outside.
In conclusion I would like to summarize the factors that make Christmas a particularly interesting and great holiday. First of all, I enjoy the unique atmosphere of the holiday. The feeling that is present in the air at those days cannot be compared to anything else. The feeling of Holy joy and happiness causes every living thing to do good and kind things. The second thing that attracts me the most about the holiday is that during these days every person somehow goes back to their childhood.
The presents under the Christmas tree along with congratulations from everyone in the street allows the person to feel himself young and full of strength, like in the days of youth when everything was possible and no worries could frighten him. The last but not least thing about Christmas is its beauty, especially when it is accompanied with a heavy snow. The outside decorations of the streets and the presence of the Christmas trees everywhere makes the holiday look very perfect When seeing this it is obvious that everyone is celebrating, and congratulating the surrounding people becomes essential. I love Christmas!
Everyone has a favorite Holiday, whether it's Halloween, Valentines Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or even your birthday (because yes, my birthday is a holiday). The idea of celebrating something, a person, place or even a culture, brings happiness to people. My favorite holiday is the most recent one that is coming up... Christmas! Here are my five reasons why Christmas is my fave.
1. The decorations just make me happy.
I don't know about you, but my family takes decorating very seriously. We have two trees, a full town, a lot of snowmen and even more little gadgets that go all around the house. I love that I can walk through any part of my house and be reminded just how much I love it. Even growing up, my sister and I always knew it was officially the holiday season when we put all of the decorations up together. (And when I mean together, my older sister liked to "supervise.") This was one of the many traditions my parents had given to my sister and I at a very young age.
Now, if decorations in the house aren't enough... the decorations on the outside were more than enough. One of my absolute favorite parts of this time of year is riding home from just about anywhere and seeing all the lights on the trees and the houses.
2. The spirit of the holiday season spreads like wildfire.
The holiday season is all about the celebration of baby Jesus's life. To me, the idea behind this is the fact that he gave so much to us. This is where the gift of giving was born. The spirit of the holiday season is giving to everyone around you. While this doesn't necessarily have to be about the giving gifts to everyone but has more to do with the giving love and sincerity to everyone. If one person can give the gift of a laugh, hug or even a smile, that person can then pass that along to another person. Overall, giving is such a main idea around this time of year. Even if you can't afford an iPad, I know you can afford to give someone a smile that could change their entire holiday season.
3. It's a family holiday.
Family is the most important thing in life no matter what time of year it is but Christmas is one of those holidays you spend with all of your family. You get to see aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents even more during The holiday season whether you're doing a family dinner, a family trip somewhere or even a family dinner and movie night. I love that everyone sends Christmas cards to their family and friends all over the country. I love that friends exchange secret Santa gifts as well as big families picking out of hats for gifts. The idea of giving just supports the idea of being around family and friends during this time of year. Spreading the joy and love to each other brings everyone a little more happiness than usual.
4. It's a break -- from everything.
For most of the people my age this time of year means a break - from school, from your friends and life. One of the things I love most about this time of year is that I can leave my family at school and come home to my other family. I get to spend all year with these people and don't get me wrong, I love my family at school (shout out to Townhouse 1.1, you guys are the best) but something about just coming home and sleeping in my own bed and waking up to my puppies for month will never get old to me. So cheers to a four-week break, everyone!
5. Everyone is in a better mood (unless you're the Grinch).
I don't know about you but from the time of Black Friday till it is time to go back to school, I am in a much more cheerful mood than normal. There is something about being around family, seeing decorations and being home that makes me happy. I would describe myself as a relatively happy person but December just makes me exceptionally happy. Now if you're a Grinch and you don't like Christmas, don't come around me (unless you're bringing me your dog). Or how about you do come around me and I'll help you with getting into the Christmas spirit? I can give you a laugh, smile and even a hug (and anyone that knows me that's love because I hate hugs).
So, with Christmas coming up in a little under a week, here's to your Christmas. May your Christmas Day be filled with a whole bunch of food, laughs, and good company. From my family to yours -- Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's, Happy Hanukah, Happy Quanza and everything under the sun!
Just remember, after all, it is the most wonderful time of year! Cheers!