Christmas: Best Holiday Ever


Christmas Parade at Silver Dollar City

Jude Badoy '26

Christmas is inarguably the best holiday that anyone could celebrate – forget Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, April Fool’s day, Groundhog Day, and anything I didn’t mention, because all of the holidays I stated are inferior to Christmas. Christmas is the season of giving gifts and presents (receiving is better, but when giving you get some kind of happiness seeing someone else happy) and making food for family and friends to eat. 


Food is always an important part of Christmas tradition for every family in the world. Food makes everyone glad and excited. It’s also a great energy booster for opening up gifts and visiting friends and family. A lot of the time families make their food to eat and share with others – even strangers – such as cranberry sauce, baked ham, and other cultural foods. Food is a gift that should not be taken for granted. 


Christmas is the season of giving. Some gifts that kids ages 4 -16 may like are phones, drones, superhero figures, Legos, iPads, computers, and clothes. Presents are a major part of Christmas tradition. Everyone loves receiving gifts that will bring them joy or help them at any time of their life. The joy of giving someone something and seeing them ecstatic brings delight to the gift giver. You never know what you are going to get on Christmas, so always be grateful for what you are given. 


You give gifts to friends and family because they are very important in making life better whenever you’ve had a hard time. Every Christmas my family and I go to a vacation spot – usually our favorite, Branson, MO – where my family and I have been going for the past 10 years. Branson is a fun place with many attractions such as the Titanic Museum, the Polar Express, and my favorite Silver Dollar City. When I am on vacation with my family, I love going to Silver Dollar City, taking pictures, looking at the lights, riding some of the rides, and eating.  We will go to another place and maybe go to a go-kart track. With my friends in my neighborhood, I like to sled on a pretty nice hill, sometimes have a little snowball fight, or play basketball on my hoop. All in all, family and friends make everything worth living for and make Christmas more enjoyable.