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Submitted by tara.pina on Fri, 01/13/2017 - 16:00
Article by Brenna Carlton

December 25th, Christmas, is one of the most liked holidays of the entire year. However, some people don’t like it. But why? Why do some people like it, and why do some not? In this article, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders give their opinions about Christmas and why they do or do not like it. Also, during this time of the year is when the student’s class schedules here at SJHS change. There is also an opinion on if they would like to keep their schedules the same or if they would like to switch them to the classes they have for the 3rd and 4th terms. Well, let’s get started!

First off is Coy Lister, a 7th grade boy who says that his favorite part about Christmas time is sleeping. He likes Christmas, and everyone knows that during Christmas time you usually get presents on Christmas morning. “I got a computer, a blanket, and a bunch of clothes,” he said. A tradition that he and his family do is getting pillows on Christmas Eve. His favorite Christmas movie is “Elf” and his favorite song is “Jingle Bell Rock.”

Sadie Holdaway is a 7th grade girl who really likes Christmas. She says that her favorite part about it is the presents. She says that she got clothes and other stuff from Pink, and a bunch of stuff from American Eagle along with Yeezy’s (shoes). “Every year, me and my family open pajamas on Christmas Eve,” she says. That’s a really common tradition, and a lot of people do it. Her favorite Christmas movie is “A Christmas Story,” and her favorite song is “Jingle Bells.”

Next is Ammon Key, an 8th grade boy who said he likes Christmas as well. His favorite part about it is spending time with his family. He says that he got shoes, clothes, and a phone for presents. “Every year me and my family play volleyball together,” he says. That’s their tradition. His favorite Christmas movie is “Home Alone” and he doesn’t really have a favorite Christmas song.

Jayden Tate is an 8th grade girl, and she loves Christmas! “What I love the most, though, is spending time with my family,” she says. For presents, she got clothes, a tripod for her camera, and a trip to San Diego, California. Every year, she and her family go down to Blanding, Utah for Christmas. Her favorite Christmas movie is “A Christmas Story”, along with Sadie and her favorite Christmas song is “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber.

Next is Austin Ewell, a 9th grader. He loves Christmas, and his favorite part about Christmas is all of it. “For presents I got clothes, a gift card for clothes, and an iPhone 6,” he says. He gets pajamas on Christmas Eve as a tradition as well as Sadie. His favorite movie is “Christmas Vacation” and his favorite song is “Jingle Bells”.

Last, but certainly not least, is Grace Elison, another 9th grader. She loves Christmas! Everyone in this article seems to love Christmas, which is a good thing! But, sadly, there are some people out there who don’t like it very much. For Christmas she got clothes, movies, and a mini projector. She gets pajamas on Christmas Eve, too. Grace said, “I love all Christmas movies and Christmas songs.” Her favorite part about it is spending time with her family.

Merry Christmas, all!