Christmas has to be one of the most spectacular times of the year. There is something special about Christmas, it gives you such a exciting feeling throughout the whole season. There is a certain buzz about the lead up to Christmas day that gives people happiness and fulfilment. I believe that the buzz is caused by a increase in physical, emotional and spiritual connection by all. Everybody connects at this time of the year with loved ones and it’s a time to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
Since I was little Christmas has always been an exciting time. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t feel the excitement of the Christmas season. It has always been special to me. I enjoyed creating the annual school Christmas concert, writing my Christmas list and enjoying the festivities that would occur. Also, let’s not forget the awe in spending countless amounts of time spent singing Christmas carols and watching Christmas movies.
For me, the signalling that the Christmas season was here, was when Santa statues started to appear on top of buildings in my local town. When we were younger my siblings and I would constantly count how many we could spot as we made our way through town. I think for every family there are traditions that they celebrate. The weekend before Christmas is always spent having brunch to celebrate my Nan’s birthday who is born on Christmas eve, then many plans are made to decide what meals are being cooked and what everybody will bring on Christmas day.
I’m not sure which day is most exciting, Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is always spent cooking and organising the stockings and Santa stockings which will be filled with presents the next morning. The last finishing touches make the season feel all so magical, especially when it hits about 8 o’clock and the Christmas lights are turned on and with Carols by Candlelight playing on the TV. Then the big day finally occurs and everybody just feels so happy and at ease (except maybe not for those whom are hosting).
My siblings and I always had a plan of attack for Christmas morning, because I was the first one to wake I would go into my sister Emily’s room to wake her up and then we would go into my brother and sisters room which was the biggest where we look through our stocking. After opening our presents under the tree my family and I would attend church. Christmas time at church is magical with the Christmas hymns playing and the nativity scene all set up. Then the rest of the day was spent at my family’s house celebrating with my cousins, aunties, uncles and Nan. It’s always a good day because together we would talk, eat homemade food and in the afternoon play backyard cricket in one whatever new outfit we had been given as a present.
I can’t wait till Christmas this year. As I stroll around the city already carollers are singing, Christmas songs are being played in shops, the annual Myer windows are on display and the city is all decked out with Christmas decorations. It’s a really pretty sight. There are plenty of children around they all have a buzz of excitement and big smiles on their faces. Oooh how I love Christmas.