Is Christmas not Celebrated for What it Truly is?


Bridget Rajarajan, staff reporter

Christmas is an amazing time when family and friends come together to celebrate a holiday about Jesus. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but now it’s all about presents and Santa Clause.

The meaning of Christmas is different for different people. Some think of it as a religious time, some think of it as a time to not go to school or work and just have a break, and others think of it as a time to get presents and celebrate a Santa Clause.

“My favorite thing to do on Christmas is eating the food my Grandma cooks because it’s traditional and she’s a very good cook,” Junior Taylor Ramey said.

“I love to open up presents with my family, getting to be with my family and seeing the joy on their faces,” Junior Allie Adkins said was her favorite thing about Christmas,  “Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and I am blessed to have him.”

“Jesus is the important thing about Christmas because Santa isn’t real,” Ramey said, “I am not very religious, I don’t go to church like everyone else, but I pray.”

“Christmas is a time to spend the end of every year surrounded by family and really celebrating God and everything he has given us,” Adkins said.

“The true meaning of Christmas is enjoying the time you spend with family. It’s a true gift to celebrate Christmas with the people who love and care about you,” Ramey said.

As the song goes Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year!”