Why Christmas is Important


Mercie Maddox, Student Writer

Christmas is full of joy, Christmas spirit, and family. A lot of people take these things for granted during the holiday season.

Some people would rather have gifts instead of spending time with family. I bet most kids would even be mad or upset if they didn’t receive gifts; however, this is not what Christmas is about. Christmas is not the time to be upset at what you don’t get; it’s the time to be thankful and grateful for what you do have. Your parents would be so appreciative and happy if you just said, “Thank you” for all the things they do for you all year long. Even if they do not have enough money to buy all the things on your Christmas list, you should remember all the other sacrifices they make throughout the year to provide for you. Spread joy by showing that you love them and appreciate them. It would be the best gift of all.

The second most important thing to have at Christmas is Christmas spirit. Christmas spirit is the best thing you can feel during this time of the year. Christmas spirit is that warm feeling you have inside and the urge to spread cheer and kindness; you help others when they need it. Helping others can make you feel like you have done the best thing, so in the end, you receive the biggest blessing. For example, you could help a homeless person out on the streets at Christmas. You could give them enough money to get some food and rent a hotel room, so they don’t get sick or even as simple as a warm coat or blanket. Not only will you feel good, but you will receive a that same kind of kindness in the future when you really need it. That is what the Christmas spirit is about— helping others. That is why Christmas is so important to people who care. 

The final reason why Christmas time is important is that family and friends come together to share love and gratitude and show appreciation for each other. This is important because if kids are around people that show hate towards Christmas or each other, they will grow up hating Christmas. If they are around love and joy, they will grow up loving Christmas and instilling that same happiness for generations to come.

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