Students share their Christmas traditions

Grade 4/5 students at Ecole Davis Road Elementary shared their Christmas traditions with us for our Season’s Greetings special.

In my family we go to my family’s house in Ladysmith and another year we go to my family’s house in Duncan. And we open our stockings first and then presents after and we leave cookies out for Santa and after we open our presents we go and some times we I sleep at my Oma and Opas house after Christmas. And we have a German Dinner it’s really good.

Maximus Vanryckeghem

In my family we have many traditions. We track down Santa Claus. It make’s you want to go to sleep. And every year we have to wait until my grandma and grandpa to get there to open up our present’s.

Jaydon Lonsberry, Gr. 5

In my family, we have many traditions. On Christmas Eve we go to my cousins and track down Santa and see where he is. If he is close it’s time to go home and go to bed. When we wake up if it is realy early like 6:30 we have to wait until 7:00 or 7:30. My dad gets the video camera out and then we open the stocking’s and then the present’s and then my family comes and has breakfast. Then that day we go to my Gramas and have dinner and open present’s and that is what I do.

Sierra Smith, Gr. 5

On Christmas eve, my family has a tradition of opening one present. On Christmas morning after we open presents we mix champagne and orange juice and drink it. In the afternoon me and my family go to my uncle’s house and have lunch there. Then after dinner we roast and eat our turkey. We also have a tradition of going on the computer and looking where Santa is. And then put our cookies by the tree.

Rebecah, Gr. 5

I’m looking forward to … see my family we have Christmas dinner every year. I’m looking forward to see all the presents. I’m looking forward to every thing I get from my family members. I’m look forward to all the candy. I’m looking forward to Santas notes he gives to me and my brother. We draw to se how gets to go first.

Daria

In my family we have many traditions. They include opening my stocking first so that when it is someone else’s turn we can either eat what was in it or play with it. Another tradition is we do is where everyone has to buy a gift that is more than 20 dollars.

Hunter Livingston

In my family we have a tradtiion called “Pass the Presents” where I go under the tree and pass the right presents to the right people. Another tradition in my family is going to my friend’s house to toboggan. My favourite tradition is getting up super early to open my presents. Every year my family has a huge turkey roast. In my house we put oranges on our Christmas tree to make the room smell nice. Our last tradition is making our gingerbread house and eating it slowly.

Milu Topaz

In my family we have many traditions and I will tell you them. We leave milk and cookies out for Santa. We always make crepes every Christmas. We also wake up are family if we wake up before them. I go on the internet and track Santa. We meet everbody on Christmas eve and Christmas day. On Christmas eve we stay up late.

Kyle Broadhurst

On Christmas eve my family’s tradition is … going to my family friends house to go sledding, and going out to have hot chocolate. Some times we have to go to my grandma’s house. I’m normally the Santa giver-outer.My favorite tradition is the stokings! We open them up first and then we play. When we are ready we open the presents! On Christmas eve we open 1 present it is always pajamas then we sleep in them.

Jada Livingston

In my family, we have two traditions. We always wait for my dad to come home because he works shifts every Christmas, so we wait. Once my dad gets home, we get to open our stockings. Then we wait a little bit, and then we open our presents. Me and my brother always get a pair of pajamas. We usually get clothes too. I have a little sister. She is really into the whole opening-presents thing. My second Christmas tradition is: we go to Victoria every year, to go and celebrate something called Nativity, which is twelve days after Christmas. What it is, is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Lord. Have a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Anysia, Gr. 4

In my family, we have many traditions. We spend our Christmas with our family. Mostly we go on NORAD to trak Santa it’s fun. We leave cookies/milk for Santa. On every Boxing-day we go to the mall. Mostly every Christmas we go carolling with our family. On Christmas we have hot chocolate it’s hot. We open our stocking’s first then our present’s. We wait until our family wakes up.

Dawson Cavey, Gr. 4

This is my first Christmas in Canada.  I am excited about my family present and they tell me about Christmas. When we go to town, my mom talk me about light up, and we watched the parade, it was great! Me and my family decorate a Christmas tree, we put a candy cane and a candy on it. We also decorate with Christmas lights and put stockings on our window. My mom said if yo hang a socks out, Santa will give you something.

Hera Bucatan, Gr. 5

In my family we have many traditions. We leave cookies and milk out for Santa and we also go to midnight mass. We also open one present on Christmas Eve and we open our cards at eleven o’clock.  We don’t decorate the tree until midnight on Christmas Eve. We go on the website NORAD and check where Santa is. If he’s close, we go to bed right away.

Ruby Bonnet, Gr. 5

On Christmas Eve, my family traditions are: We put out cookies/milk for Santa and we put out carrots for the reindeer. For Christmas we have are family come over then we open are presents. We buy a fake tree so we don’t have to go cut down a tree and we have a Christmas tree and we have a Christmas tree grow in my backyard. On Christmas, we go to midnight mass sometime. We don’t have a time to open presents.

Joseph Coyne, Gr. 5

On Christmas Eve and morning my family traditions are opening one gift. Putting out cookies and milk. Make a Christmas Breakfast. Going to church on Christmas eve. I give out the gifts out to my family on Christmas morning. Go get our stocking’s and sit on the floor and look inside and eat a little bit of candy in it.

Ondreya Mann, Gr. 5

On Christmas Eve, my family’s traditions are: We put out cookies and milk for Santa.I go on NORAD and see where Santa is. Then on Christmas morning, we open the stockings first. Then we open the bigger presents. Then we go to my gradma and papa’s house. We see my aunt and uncle. It is fun!

Seth Boisvert, Gr. 5

On Christmas Eve my family puts apples on our tree. We also open one present on Christmas Eve. I think it’s pretty fun. We also leave milk and cookies out for Santa. It’s pretty cool to. I usually use NORAD so I can track Santa. I like our traditions there cool.

Makian, Gr. 4

In my family we go to light-up every year. We sit on Santa’s lap. In my family we open are presents with are family. We open are stockings together. And we have hot chocolate. And we set cookies for Santa. I’m ushely in the light-up. We get one early Christmas present.We have are Christmas at my house. I go to my friend Lukes house after Christmas.

Mason Lonsberry

In my family we have alot of traditions. First of all we have to get my mom and dad up you know how hard that is. Back to the traditions. We get them up and make them brekfast. Witch is an egg sunny side up on a sandwitch and put on pepper, tomato, ketchup, and then we bake it. So then they got there self a sandwitch. Second of all we would wait until there up to open presents. Third of all me my brother and sister wake up at 5:00 am ish and sleep on our couch or lazy boy. Then the day after Christamas we go to woodgrove mall and EB Games its so much fun because its boxing day, and on Christamas eve we go on a website caled NORAD to track Santa!

Sydney Ennis, Mrs. Harris Class!

On Christmas day my family traditions are: We always open the things in the stocking first because the bigger presents are a little better the ones in the stockings my family thinks so we save the best for last. On Christmas Eve we make a rice crispy house with my brother and my neighbors and we always go on the internet to see where Santa Claus is and when he is close to where we live we go straight to bed. We leave cookies and milk out for Santa and carots out for the raindeer. That is my traditions.

Shyanna Cavey, Gr. 5

My tradition is when my family and I drive around town and look at the light’s. Then we come home for a movie and Christmas dinner. We get to open one present then we see where Santa is on Santa traker then. We go to bed and leave cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the raindeer. Then in the morning we get are stocking and we wait till my mom and dad get up. Then we open are presents and eat pancake’s. An then we play all day.

Skylar Schoor, Gr. 5

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