By La Porte City Elementary 5th grade students

Mrs. Bechthold’s Class

Christmas means to me that I get to see my cousins that I only get to see once a year. I get to eat my Grandma’s special dip that I love. I also get to see my great grandma that lives in Jesup and I get to see my favorite dog Fin. Trinity Kies

Christmas means getting out of school and going home and seeing family. It means handing out presents and being a human jungle jim for my cousins. One of the biggest things is seeing my aunt and uncle and making cookies with my grandma and cousins. Maggie Erdahl

Christmas means to me that I get to see my family and relatives. I love the time when we eat together and have a great time. I love Christmas because I love to see my family and relatives. Miya Uchiyama-Hansen

Christmas means to me getting together with family because you can tell funny jokes. The second thing Christmas means to me is getting away from school distractions. The third thing Christmas means to me is the gifts that family gives you. And that is what Christmas means to me. Brack Even

Most people think Christmas is about presents but it is not. It’s about family, sure I like presents, but this is when I get to see most of my relatives. Everyone in my family is in the same house and that’s exciting because my oldest sister moved and my dad and mom are divorced. Erin Sauer

Christmas means going to grandparents houses and eating a lot of food. It means sledding with friends. It means opening presents. Asher Beermann

What Christmas means to me is… family and friends getting together. It means having special food with my family and spending time with them! Brady Spence

Christmas means to me going to my aunt and uncle’s the day after Christmas. We usually play some Christmas games. Then we open presents. Cayden Nielsen

My favorite thing about Christmas is seeing my cousins who I never see often. It also means eating my relatives’ great food. But, after seeing my relatives I have to go home and wait till morning to open presents. Matt Carlson

Christmas means that I get to go see family. I love to go get our Christmas tree. Decorating our tree is fun. Theo Hines

I like family time because my family is usually arguing and working. So at Christmas time, we get to just sit together and have fun. Jack Page

Christmas to me means getting together with family. It means Christmas break and most of all presents. Mack Schmitz

Christmas means coming together on Christmas morning and opening presents. That’s what Christmas means to me. Jaidyn Bush

Christmas means to me getting together with family. It means getting presents. It also means having fun with my cousins. Ty Lorenzen

I like to hang out with my family and open presents on Christmas. There is no school either. Tyler Wilson

What Christmas means to me is getting together with family and giving. Getting gifts and giving gifts to the poor, that’s what Christmas means to me. Kerrigan Satterlee

Christmas means seeing my family and all the good food. It means going to grandma’s house and going to church on Sunday. Anthony Oldfather

Christmas to me is presents. It is also food-lots of food. Everyone is always watching football. That’s what Christmas means to me. Amy Caughron

I like giving presents at school and home. Holiday meals are yummy. Damon Naef

Christmas means going to my great-grandma’s on Christmas Eve. We go to bed early and wake up early. We go and open presents. On Christmas day we go to my grandma Dianne’s, we get an extra present if we find the Italian pickle. On the day after Christmas we go to my Grandma Cathy’s. That’s what Christmas means to me. Makayla Tharp

Mrs. Jackson’s Class

Christmas to me is all about spending time with my family and honoring Jesus. I love sitting in the living room watching a football game with my family. I also like getting and giving presents. My whole family likes to spend time and have fun with each other on Christmas. Austin Hazelwood

Christmas means to give and to thank. Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. To pray for what you are thankful for. Aubrey Gates

Christmas represents the birth of Jesus. I like that everybody is full of excitement. I especially love to sing carols and getting presents. Joe Bistline

Christmas to me means spending time with family. It means playing in the snow! Christmas also means giving to others. Kaitlyn Brustkern

Christmas means to me family and love. It is about celebrating Jesus’s birthday. The presents of course are great too. It’s also the time of year to spread Christmas cheer. Dakota Lange

Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus’s birth. It’s not about presents and candy. It is a time to gather with family and visit. That’s what Christmas means to me. Quinn Wandschneider

This is what Christmas means to me is that God got to die for us and taking away our sins. It is about having family with us and hanging out with your parents, friends, and family. Helping cook with everybody and so that is what Christmas means to me. AJ Gasco

Christmas means family time. Christmas is a time to give and a time to love. It is also a time to share. Miyah Wilkinson

I think of Christmas as a time to rejoice for God because he is the one who started this holiday. Before we eat, we usually say a prayer like we do on Thanksgiving. Christmas is a fun time to get together with family and celebrate God. Amen! Rylee Berry

It means to me joy, laughter, and celebrating Jesus when he was born. Spending time with my family and giving or getting presents. We all watch the movie Elf and have fun with my family, that’s what Christmas means to me. Ashton Gardner

What Christmas means to me is spending time with my family and friends. Also I LOVE the presents, the food, and every Christmas we have a HUGE breakfast! Every Christmas Eve, we go to my Aunt’s house to have dinner, open up presents, and spend time with family! That’s what Christmas means to me! Taylor Hedeman

Christmas means to spend time with family and friends. Christmas means to me giving thanks to all God and Jesus did for our world. Christmas really gives time to spend with many of people. Christmas keeps my heart beating. Chase Taylor

What Christmas means to me is to be with your family. Also I think it means to give thanks to others. My final reason is to get you to try to be nice to others. Logan Sharpnack

What Christmas means to me is that excited feeling for snow and Christmas. When I visit family and have fun. Christmas is when it’s time to put the tree up! Christmas is extra fun when waking up in the morning to open presents. Deanna Painter- White

Christmas means to me you get to be with your family. The next thing, I like about Christmas is you get lots of presents. I like that you get to eat a lot of food on Christmas. The last thing, I like about Christmas is that you get a break from school. Hooray for us! Tyler Clapp

Christmas is about family parties with family members I don’t see very often. Enjoying presents at night time and a good meal. Giving thanks for Christ and Santa. This is what Christmas means to me! Devin Vaughn

To me Christmas is a time to rejoice Jesus’s birth. In God’s name we will give to others. Christmas without Christ is mas. Christmas is like a song it’s loud, proud, and clear and brings joy to everyone. That’s what Christmas means to me. Sam Klein

What Christmas means to me is going to church on Christmas Eve. Also giving to others in need. Most of all spending time with family. Ella Johnson

What Christmas means to me is that it’s time to give and thank people for the presents. Christmas also means to me being with family and friends. It also means to me that my mom, dad, sister, and I eat peanuts. Christmas is also about playing with new toys. That is what Christmas means to me. Zakary Reed

Christmas is about celebrating Jesus’s birthday. It’s a time to enjoy being with your family. Christmas isn’t about gifts it’s about Jesus. So all those kids who can’t afford gifts why don’t you get one for them and just by doing that you are being thankful. What Christmas really means to me is helping kids, giving thanks, my family, and most importantly Jesus. Paige Dulin

I like getting the presents and cookies. I love the snow, it is so awesome. I love giving Santa cookies and milk then a carrot for the reindeer. That is why I love Christmas. Dillon Sparks

What Christmas means to me is when you meet up with family on Christmas to celebrate when Jesus was born. And most of all friends, they are the people you need to cheer you up when you’re sad and they make you glad. And giving presents and getting presents when you give someone else presents it makes them happy and you should be proud. Todd Weltzin