Ines Tetero

Ines Tetero

12.12.17

Christmas to me…


Christmas is usually seen as a time when colds plague us, yet we're still as jolly and merry as we can be. Fairy lights are strung above a cosy fireplace and wrapped around a pine tree interlocking with tinsel and vibrant bubbles. Wrapping paper gets turned into confetti as smile stretch from cheek to cheek as presents are opened and stomachs grow full of turkey and Christmas puddings.


On the other hand, like everything, Christmas has many sides… If you are religious, you'll know that Christmas isn't just about having fun and eating food. For example, if you are a Christian you would know that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. Nativity shows every year re-enact the birth of Christ and show Mary receiving gifts of Myrrh, Gold and Frankincense from the three wise men. At Christmas, Christians reflect on what Jesus has done for them.


Another example is if you are Hindu, Sikh are Jain, Christmas isn't seen as a religious time but as a holiday. Many Hindus, Sikhs and Jains do you celebrate Christmas but they don't see it as as important as Diwali which is the festival of lights.


However, Christmas to me is not just one of these things, it's a mix of everything. I reflected on what the Lord has done for me and the people of this world, but I also see it as a holiday where I can bask in the joy of presents, food and family… And that's Christmas to me.


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