We asked some of our younger readers what they love about the holidays.
"I l-ove the holidays because I get to spend time with my whole extended family and I love the traditions."
Owen, age 9
I love Christmas because I get to spend time with my family and my friends. I like watching movies with my siblings. I love decorating the Christmas tree.
Henleigh, age 10
"My favorite part of the holidays is the warmth and love it brings me. During this time of year, all of my older siblings come home, and we can be together as a family."
Annie, age 14
"Because we get to eat candy canes."
Brielle, age 5
"The greatest gift of all this holiday season for me is a loving family, Christmas music, and close friends."
Kyle, age 12
I love the presents and Elf on the shelf. I like new pajamas because they are merry. Christmas lights on the house is also my favorite. I think it looks beautiful and it makes me feel great!
Vienna, age 12
"I love eating cookies, opening presents, and decorating the house for Christmas. It’s fun, and helps the house look pretty,and it makes me feel like Christmas inside."
Evelyn, age 6
"I love the holidays because of the feelings of kindness that are spread throughout the world. I love that through all of our struggles, the holidays are a time when we can all gather together with our loved ones."
Carter, age 12
"My favorite thing about the holidays are Christmas carols and decorating cookies. And presents of course!"
Henry, age 10
I love the holidays because they are so fun. They last a long time and you get to celebrate. And I get to play with my cousins and spend time with my family.
Sloan, age 8
10 I love decorating with my family and drinking hot cocoa with the fire on. Oh and stringing popcorn!
Shelly, age 11
I love decorating with my family and drinking hot cocoas with the fire on! Oh, and stringing popcorn.
Shelly, age 5
"I love when we all get together and bake. My aunts come over and we make the best treats for the holidays. We also open a present on Christmas Eve and it's always pajamas."
Ruby, age 10
My favorite thing about Christmas is the presents and our elf, Snuggles, who brings us books.
Jamie, age 3
I love when the community is happier and nicer for a whole month.
Kiera, age 18