By La Porte City Elementary 5th Grade Students

Mrs. Bechthold’s Class

Christmas to me means a time to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Families come together to celebrate this holiday. Giving, caring, sharing, celebrating… When I hear those words I think of Christmas. Jesus was born on Christmas day; he gave his life and made the biggest sacrifice. In my opinion we wouldn’t be here without him. Lizzie Borton

Christmas is celebrating Jesus’s birthday. Getting presents from Santa and just being with your family. It also means going to church in the morning. That’s usually what we do on Christmas. Alex Lawrinenko

To me Christmas means seeing my cousins from Virginia. It means seeing my family and playing with them. Gabriel Jesse

This is how much Christmas means to me: I like to put decorations up. I like to see my family. I like to eat cookies on Christmas. I totally like to open presents and I like to be out of school. Breez Stamatiades

Somethings that mean a lot to me at Christmas are, when we do our Jessy tree every night at the start of Advent, and when I make Christmas cookies. But my favorite thing is when it’s Christmas morning and I’m waiting to open my present, this is what Christmas means to me. Laura Rempe

I love to see my friends and family smile when they open their presents! I love to give presents too. I like to get presents but Christmas is nor about getting it’s about giving. I love my friend Haven, Josie and Mya. I love my family: my grandma, grandpa, mom, dad, and my dog Mocha and my cats Browny, Raindrop, Bear, and Squirt. What makes me happy is seeing other people happy. Have a very merry Christmas. Hailey Armstrong

I enjoy Christmas because I like waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents. I also enjoy spending time with my Mom, Dad, sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, grandma, and grandpa. I also enjoy giving love from my heart to have a great Christmas. I really love helping other people doing difficult problems. Alex Dulin

Christmas means to me opening presents with my family. I like going with my brother and sister sledding and when I bring my dog sledding too. The funniest thing I do is go to my grandma’s house with my mom’s side of the family on Christmas Eve. Andrew Timmer

What’s important to me about Christmas is Jesus. My family, my friends, and my puppy are important to me around Christmas. Brock Meyer

Christmas is important to me because it means spending time with my family. Christmas is time for sharing and giving. On Christmas Eve it is very hard to sleep because I wait for Christmas. That’s why it means a lot to me. Emma Jo Jenkins

Christmas means seeing my family. It means going to play in the snow and sledding down the huge hill. I like Christmas break too. That’s what Christmas means to me. Abby Bonner

Christmas means a lot to me because I get to see my family that I don’t see often. I also like the presents because there is always something I like inside. Christmas means a lot to me and it will stay that way. Meagan Clapp

I enjoy going sledding with my family and friends. I like to wake up and open my presents. Then when I’m done opening presents I go to my Grandma’s. There I hang out with my awesome family. Haven Ellsworth

I love Christmas because I get to see my relatives that live in Kansas. I also love to spend time with my friends and family. I like to open presents and eat pumpkin pie. Have a merry Christmas and stay jolly! Kyra Miller

To me Christmas means receiving and giving presents at both of my grandmas’ houses and at my house. We always get a lot of presents on Christmas. After we open our presents at my grandma’s house I play with them with my cousin too! Corey Smith

What Christmas means to me is a lot of things. I love to go to my grandma’s house and spend time with her. I also love running cookies down to my neighbors. I love hearing laughter and joy throughout the world. This Christmas think about what you are thankful for. Merry Christmas. Jocelyn Gates

I love Christmas because I get to hang out with my family. I always make cookies at my babysitter’s, she is an awesome babysitter. I love to go shopping for my Christmas dress. Those are some things I love about Christmas! Bailey Foulk

I love Christmas because I like going to my nana and papa’s house and spending the night on Christmas Eve and opening presents. When we go there we put out cookies and milk. My sister and I love going there to open presents. That’s what I like about Christmas. Lexi Nolan

Christmas is important to me because I get to spend the whole day with my family. I love getting and giving presents. Every year on the first Sunday of December we have a Christmas party. I love that because I get to see family I haven’t seen in a while. That is what I love about Christmas! Kylee Jo Peterson

Christmas means to me getting presents, riding four wheelers, and having fun. Tanner RIsse

To me Christmas means giving presents, baking cookies, and getting presents. The most favorite thing about Christmas to me is seeing family and friends. Christmas Eve is so exciting because you see no presents under the tree and you know tomorrow there will be! Happy Christmas. Zane Rubino

Mrs. Jackson’s Class

Christmas means a lot to me. I get to be with my family. I also love opening presents. Oh, I love when my dad makes breakfast in the morning. That’s what Christmas means to me. Arianna Abrahamson

This is what Christmas means to me. Your family will enjoy the presents. Santa is getting ready for the holiday. I go to Grandma S. on Christmas Eve day and on Christmas day we go to Grandma C. Ava Corpman

Christmas is a time to open presents with my family. It also is a time to eat sugar cookies and drink eggnog. It also is a time to put up the tree and listen to Christmas music. Oh I forgot, it’s a time to enjoy Christmas. David Adams

Christmas means sitting by the fire drinking hot cocoa. I love hanging out with my family opening presents. Decorating the Christmas tree means a lot to me. That is what Christmas means to me. Isabella Conrad

Christmas to e means spending time with my family and having fun with my friends. I open presents on Christmas. Lexie Good

What Christmas means to me is decorating the tree. Opening one present Christmas Eve and playing with my friends and family. Chayton Bridgeman

Well what it really means to me is sledding with my family and believing in Santa so he can make his magic. My sister’s elf and my family and I need to go to sleep so the elf can do its magic. Christmas means giving presents to friends and family and donating money so on Christmas pets and children could get nice wonderful things. It means giving treatment for kids that have cancer. I like to hear Christmas carols being sung all around town. It also means asking what you want for Christmas and having Christmas parties around Christmas time. Alexis Nosko

Christmas means that we go to all my grandmas and grandpas houses. We always watch football and eat lunch and supper. Christmas is fun with my family. Nolan Evans

Christmas means I get to go sledding with my cousins. I get to open presents and get pulled by my grandpa’s ranger on a sled. I have fun and when I’m finished I get hot chocolate. That’s what Christmas means to me. Landon Brustkern

One thing Christmas means to me is opening gifts and surprises. Two: I love baking cookies for Santa. Three: I like going to my family and friends houses. Four: I love candy. Cat Timm

Christmas means spending time with family and getting presents. It also means putting ornaments on the tree with my sister and sledding and playing in the snow. I love snowball fights. I also love going to visit my mom because she is nice and gives me nice presents. Noah Lyon

Christmas means my dad comes to my mom’s house and I get a lot of presents on Christmas. I enjoy Christmas because I get to see my grandma and grandpa. I get presents from my mom, dad, and grandma, and grandpa; also my other grandma and grandpa. Zach Webb

What Christmas means to me is the lights people put up, they are so beautiful when you pass them in your car. I also love that Jesus was born in a manger and the carolers; I just love to hear them sing, it’s so relaxing. I love to spend time opening presents with my family and spending time with them. We have an amazing meal and that is what I love about Christmas. MarNasia Washington

To me Christmas is all about family. I think it is a time to be kind to each other. You get to eat cookies and sing really joyful carols. Plus you get really cool stuff. Caitlyn Wylie

Christmas means being with my family and friends. Also no school for a whole week. It means putting up the Christmas tree with my mom listening to Christmas music. Finally, it means eating delicious food that you usually don’t eat. Alana Higgins

Christmas is about spending time with my family. I like going sledding with my brother. I like to go watch a movie with my mom. I like to play games with my dad. Aidan Felderman

Christmas means when Jesus was born to me. When I get together with my family and when I go ice skating. Josef Schmitz

Christmas means family all around me. It means making donuts on the first snow day, giving and receiving presents, and of course mistletoe. It also means decorating and putting up the tree, sledding down the hill at the golf course, and then drinking hot cocoa with extra whipped cream. That is what Christmas means to me. Cora Klein

Christmas means putting up the tree and decorating the house. It means waking up the next morning, running downstairs, and finding presents under the tree. Every Christmas is the only time I get to wake up my mom and dad by yelling, “It’s Christmas Wake Up!” Christmas also means that I get to spend time with a different part of my family every year. Mae Deaton

This is what Christmas means to me. I love when we get up really early then open our presents. Then at noon we go to my aunt’s house and I get to play with my cousins. Another thing about Christmas is on Christmas Eve we get together at my Aunt Amy’s house and open presents from my grandma and my aunts. Dominique Marvin

I love Christmas because I get basically everything I want. Also because I love snow and snowflakes are the best. Christmas is the best because I get tons of candy every year. Finally I love Christmas because my family and I just love my too cool for school awesome family. Codey Merchant

Mrs. Schmitz’s Class

What Christmas means to me is seeing family that lives far away. It means going sledding at the golf course and opening presents on Christmas day. Kaylyn Davis

At Christmas I decorate my house and yard. I make cookies for Santa. We give Santa a glass of milk then we wait until the next day. Cheyenne Loeb

Christmas means spending time together as a family. Also it means decorating the Christmas tree as a family. I like these things because they are full of memories and every year we create more. Ellie Rathe

Christmas means to me getting to have fun with my family. It also means going to church on Christmas Eve. Last, I love having big feasts for lunch and dinner. Belle Olson

Christmas means going to church then going to look at Christmas lights. Christmas Day is about spending time with my family and getting presents. Gracie Rathe

Christmas means hanging out with my family. We go to church on Christmas Eve to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Christmas means giving and opening presents. Nolan Miehe

Christmas means love. I love my family. We go to my aunt’s house and eat dinner. We open presents in their basement. Keegan Ott

Christmas means decorating the Christmas tree with my family. Christmas morning we open presents and go to church. Christmas means playing in the snow with Matt, Kate, and Emma. Jack Carlson

Christmas means a lot to me. I love to decorate the tree and make gingerbread houses. It’s my favorite when we host the Christmas party because I love to play LCR and when it’s over I don’t have to go outside and freeze. Josie Werner

Christmas means playing hockey and getting presents. Christmas means playing hockey because after and before Christmas we play a lot of games. Christmas means getting presents because I can do stuff with my presents in my free time. Those are a few things I like about Christmas. Josh Bechthold

I like Christmas because I get to open presents. I go to my grandma’s and open more presents. I also get to spend time with my family! The End. Andrew Riggs

Christmas means to me that I get to go sledding. I get to spend time with my family. I get to go to church on Christmas. Sarah Michael

Christmas means getting out Christmas decorations and putting up our Christmas tree. It means waking up with snow falling from the sky and seeing family at my grandma’s house. I wake up on Christmas nice and happy and that is what Christmas means to me. Asia Hemmer

Christmas to me is going to both my grandparents houses and hanging out and playing games with my family. Gabe Hanson

Christmas means a lot to me because I get to spend time with my family. When I give presents away to friends and family and I feel really good. One of my favorite times before Christmas is putting up the Christmas tree with my family. Chloe Juhl

Christmas to me means sledding and opening presents. I love sledding because at my grandma’s we have a big snow pile. I especially love opening presents. I also like writing a letter to Santa and making cookies for Santa and that is what Christmas means to me. Caleb McGuffey

Christmas means spending time with my family and seeing those that live in Little Rock. It means opening presents, giving presents, and going to my grandma’s house and seeing my family. Adyn Schmuecker

I like Christmas because over Christmas break I get to see my cousins. Before Christmas we decorate the tree and I see things from the past. On Christmas my family would get together at my uncle’s and we have dart gun wars. My mom makes some of the best cookies and I devour them. Those are the things I like about Christmas. Jackson Slater

Christmas means opening presents in the morning and waking up early to annoy my mom. It means eating a homemade dinner. Ethan Finlay