December 23, 2008

11th Day of Christmas: Christmas... to me.

On the 11th Day of Christmas, some of our classmates & teachers share what Christmas means to them.

Christmas has a meaning for SHS students
By Crystal Clark, Marcy Holmes, and Angela Johnson

Christmas holds various meanings. To some, it is strictly a religious holiday. Others see it as a time to get together with friends and family.

SHS students and staff had the following comments about the meaning of Christmas.

Shelli Smith – To me Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I also love giving gifts, but Jesus is the greatest gift of all.

Mark Freiermuth – Getting money, going to court, sleeping, New Year’s Eve.

Christy Eggburn – To me, Christmas means the celebration of Christ’s birth, and spending time and exchanging presents with my relatives.

Andrea Winston – Christmas is a time to get together with your family and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Cindy Cobb – To me, Christmas is a time that you spend with the people that you care about and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Mr. Ausbrooks – We celebrate Christmas because we are happy. We are joyful because we understand that even though we are miserable, rotten individuals, we have been given another chance. We are redeemed, and it is through our Lord Jesus Christ that we live and love. The birth of Jesus is the greatest event of all time because it is the manifestation of God’s love for us. We recognize that our mortality or lack thereof rests on the stand we have taken with this Man. We are happy and thankful for Christmas.

Mrs. Graves – To me, Christmas means family being together, seeing friends, enjoying watching small children – watching as they get caught up in the excitement and the wonder of it all.

Mrs. Kay Gillis – Most importantly to me, Christmas is the time of year to stop and celebrate the birth of Christ. It is a time to be thankful for all my many blessings and a time to try to help someone less fortunate than myself. It is a time to get together and enjoy each other’s company. It is a time for me to watch my children being children. They can wish and dream, and just enjoy being young as they wait for Santa Claus to bring them an incredibly long list of toys. It is a time for school to be out so that we can enjoy the season, and to celebrate the season to its fullest.
And this article from December of 85...
Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. It's a time for sharing the Christmas spirit and also a time for giving. It's especially a time for happiness. Karmin Hope

So... what does Christmas mean to you?

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