Celebrate Tradition

The feeling the holiday season brings is heart-warming. Colorful
lights and decorations lining city streets bring warmth to the cold
winter days. Christmas songs and special holiday smells
– like warm cookies baking or fresh pine needles – trigger
wonderful memories from seasons past.
By Jina Park, Teen Panelist

The feeling the holiday season brings is heart-warming. Colorful lights and decorations lining city streets bring warmth to the cold winter days. Christmas songs and special holiday smells – like warm cookies baking or fresh pine needles – trigger wonderful memories from seasons past.

Everyone has his or her own memories of Christmas that they hold close. For me, the holiday always creates a new memory, whether it’s music, family or good food.

Christmas always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Every year at my school, Monte Vista Christian School, we present Christmas concerts featuring both the instrumental arts and vocal arts. Last year, I stayed after school one day to help set up.

When we finally finished, the gym was unrecognizable. Poinsettias lined the walls, lights on the Christmas trees twinkled and the long curtains falling to the floor successfully disguised the gym into something wondrous.

I love the holiday season because it is different every year. It always brings me something new, different and surprising. I can’t help but wonder what it has in store for me this year.

Every year when November moves aside to let the spotlight shine on December, I am reminded of all the good memories of the past holiday seasons. Because of our hectic lifestyles, we often forget that we are richly blessed.

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