Personal View: My Family’s Christmas Experience


Christmas is one of the biggest holidays of the year, it is big because of the commercial and retail value, but this is not the case for me. I want to write about what the other non-material, wholesome values of Christmas mean to me, so let’s get started then.

Christmas means a lot to my family, both sides of my family are very religious so Christmas means a lot to them so we have always celebrated Christmas. I’m going to start this article about what it means to my family and how Christmas day goes in order for our family.

Christmas is special to my family because of the closeness it brings us together, with my dad being military and my brothers in college Christmas is a great time for our family to reconnect and catch up with each other as we dont see each other for a long time. Christmas is also time for a lot of family banter, with the amount of good food and drink being passed around my family tends to get up to a lot of great jokes and fun times. This is a brief summary of what Christmas means to my family.

Christmas for my family starts off on Christmas Eve where all of the family members get to open up one present each. We then, in my opinion, sleep through the longest night of the year as all of us are excited and can barely get to sleep.

We then wake up at 7:00 am on the dot and then we proceed to wake up everyone else in the house as well. We then eat breakfast super fast, then we sprint at olympic pace to the Christmas tree where we take a before Christmas present opening picture and then we finally open up the presents.

We then take pictures with a couple of our favourite gifts and then we take another after-present opening picture with all of our presets opened around us.

Then we get to play with our new presents for a couple of hours until about 5:00 pm where we go down for the huge Christmas dinner. We then eat and talk for about two hours then the adults stay while us kids go upstairs or away to play with our Christmas haul.

Thank you for reading and Merry Christmas!