Thoughts on Christmas Spirit by Ms. Carver’s AIG English Language Arts class
Thoughts on Christmas Spirit
by Ms. Carver’s AIG English Language Arts class
Christmas spirit is how someone acts who loves Christmas and shows it by being kind to others. Also, it is the spirit of wanting to give and help people in need. People who have Christmas spirit are cheerful and happy about celebrating to birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas spirit is basically being cheery and nice around the holiday. A big way people show Christmas spirit is by caroling. People also show Christmas cheer by giving gifts and decorating for the holiday. Also by wishing a merry Christmas to others and donating to the poor. Christmas spirit is one’s feeling and attitude toward Christmas.
People who are full of Christmas spirit usually are nice to others. Like if someone has no family or friends to see during the holidays they might invite them to come to their house for Christmas. Also, they might help someone decorate for the holidays. Plus, Christmas is all about giving and spending time with family so people with Christmas cheer might give someone a present. Another way people act toward others is cheery. They can be cheery by cheering someone up. They also act positive toward others so if someone does not have any Christmas spirit you can give an act of kindness to that person. Basically, people with Christmas spirit are helpful and cheery to others.
~Lindsey Beaver, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
The way I define Christmas spirit is the joy of giving, the kindness people have towards others, and celebrating Jesus’s birthday. There are many ways people show Christmas spirit, such as by wishing people a Merry Christmas, decorating, donating, buying gifts for the poor, and spreading kindness. Christmas spirit to me is the way a person feels and acts towards Christmas. It’s how someone feels at Christmas time. It’s can also be their attitude towards Christmas. Christmas spirit can spread to people. People who have Christmas spirit show excitement and joy around this holiday. Christmas spirit is very contagious.
Someone who is full of Christmas spirit act towards others with kindness. Someone full of Christmas spirit may invite someone with no family to come to their house. They might give people a present to show how thankful they were for that person. They also might donate toys and presents for people in need. Also, people with Christmas spirit could cheer up another person who doesn’t show any Christmas spirit. They could share the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas is a time to celebrate Jesus’s birth and to be with friends and family members. People with Christmas spirit show their love for Christmas and others.
~Madison Beaver, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
I think Christmas spirit is when someone is very happy and joyful around Christmas time.
It is something people have all the time during Christmas season and others can tell when someone has it. I think the only people that have Christmas spirit is the people who are in love with Christmas and go all out when the season comes around. Also, the people who don’t really like Christmas don’t have Christmas spirit and they’re probably really grumpy. Christmas spirit is something that keeps everyone together and happy during Christmas. Some people eat, sleep, and breathe Christmas! Also, in my opinion, they probably like to celebrate the birth of Jesus. They would rather give things to people than to receive anything.
Someone that is full with Christmas spirit act very kind and joyful towards others. Also, they are very appreciative and grateful for the people around them. They are very loving and nice towards other people, to the point where it rubs off on others. These people with the Christmas spirit in them will act very jolly and sincere towards people. They also do selfless acts for others when they’re in need. They’re also very generous and considerate of others. They’ll go above and beyond for anybody and everybody that’s in need. Lastly, they always put people before themselves no matter what.
~Kayla Brown, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is the joy of it being Christmas. Christmas spirit is shown in people who love Christmas. Christmas spirit normally exist in people who are happy, joyful, and caring all throughout the year. These kinds of people love Christmas time and are very happy during the time of the winter holidays. Someone who is full of Christmas spirit probably loves to decorate for Christmas. They also are very excited for it all throughout the year. Christmas spirit is made up of a lot of things. Christmas spirit can be shown with all kinds of things.
One who is full of Christmas spirit loves this holiday. Some might focus this holiday more on Jesus. Some focus it more on Santa even though this is Jesus’s birthday. One who is full of Christmas spirit would treat others in nice caring might even try and make others happy for this holiday. These people go all out with Christmas decorations. Christmas spirit can go just through the time near the holidays or all throughout the year. Christmas spirit is shown through verbal and mental actions to physical actions. Christmas spirit is important and even if you are not Christian you can still celebrate this holiday.
~Ella Carden, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
The Christmas spirit for me means to be happy when you’re around family and friends and happy when you’re decorating your house, and just to be cheerful and try to cheer others. People in the Christmas spirit show happiness even when things are going on in their lives, and they even try to help get others in the Christmas spirit. Christmas spirit is all about being happy and thankful to have anything you have. When you’re around someone who is in the Christmas spirit they will be singing or humming Christmas carols and songs. Christmas spirit is when you take time to enjoy the small things.
My family and I make salt dough ornaments for the holidays. We make the dough, cut them into Christmas ornaments, bake them, paint them, and once their dry we put them on the tree. My favorite thing about this is watching Emmie and Cameron, my younger siblings, paint their ornaments. The cool thing is that everybody’s ornament is different. Another funny holiday tradition for my family is we take some of the salt dough, push our hands into it, paint it how we like, and put them on the tree. I’m not the youngest anymore, so now Emmie and Cameron get to put the star on our tree.
~Courtney Coggins, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Someone who has Christmas spirit is someone who believes in Christ and celebrates his birth on December 25. Christmas was originally to celebrate Jesus’ birth but now, Christmas is all about the presents. Christmas spirit is something that people have to believe in. If you don’t believe, then you don’t have Christmas spirit. There are three different types of people, the true believers, the ones who say that they’re believers, and those who don’t believe. True believers are people who go to church as often as they can, they worship God, and do help others in many different ways. People who say that they are believers are people who go to church every-so-often, worship God sometimes, and try to help others. Non-believers are people who don’t go to church at all, don’t worship God, and maybe help others, but not as much as believers. One who is full of Christmas spirit acts towards others by showing them kindness and they help out with others Christmas gifts.
If a family doesn’t have enough money to have Christmas, then someone with Christmas spirit will help them about with buying some Christmas gifts and the kids will think it’s a miracle and will never know that it was someone out of the family. We do an angel tree at my church every year and adopt different families from the area and help them out with their Christmas. Someone who has Christmas spirit is someone who is very kind to others in many ways. These ways may be, caroling, toys for tots, angel tree, visiting nursing homes, etc. These ways are kind because they help out people in need or just cheer people up whether they need it or not. One full of Christmas spirit is someone who is an overall cheerful person during the holiday season. One full of Christmas spirit is someone who is ready for Christmas and is really excited because it’s the season of giving.
~Ryleigh Fulghum, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is the joyful feeling you get when you give someone a gift on Christmas. It can also be decorating a tree or your house in ornaments and lights. I feel Christmas spirit when I wake up to a lawn covered in snow. I think that Christmas spirit can be shown by going to church on Christmas Eve and giving presents to your family and friends. Christmas spirit is bonding with your family and friends. It is singing Christmas carols and hymnals. The real meaning of Christmas is not in the gifts or the songs you sing. The real meaning of Christmas is celebrating the birth of baby Jesus because that’s what Christmas is for.
People who are full of Christmas spirit are usually very kind and generous to others. They can also bring people’s spirits up with them. When someone is full of Christmas spirit they will probably take part in winter activities or traditions so they can express their feelings. They will be happy to talk and share their Christmas spirit with others. Somebody with Christmas spirit might eat ham or turkey on Christmas Day to celebrate. They would also watch Hallmark movies just to make fun of how cheesy they are (at least I do that). They will sing and dance to Christmas music. Lastly, they will show their Christmas spirit by going to church and celebrating the real meaning of Christmas.
~Grace Meckley, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
The Christmas Spirit is the feeling somebody can get during the time of Christmas. It is a very nice feeling spirit to have. It feels like just wanting to be a nice human. It also feels like it just wants to make you be really giving and just a pleasure to have around. The Christmas spirit is what comes in and trades sad feelings for happier ones. It gives people joy and happiness, making them feel so much better. The Christmas spirit also makes me feel more relaxed and calm, leaving behind anxiety. Another thing that the Christmas Spirit is is the feeling you get when you actively want to do good and be a good person.
One filled with the Christmas spirit acts really joyful and seems to just spread the joy even further to more people. One filled with the Christmas spirit also acts more nice than normal. Something else about how people filled with the Christmas spirit act is that the people who know them usually can identify the change in mood and actions. The Christmas spirit also can remove a spirit of depression or sadness and exchange it for happiness and joy. The Christmas Spirit also makes people act as if the day had been perfect, even if that day had been hard on the person. The way someone acts when they have the Christmas spirit usually is hard to explain (well, to me at least) and the only way I know how to truly describe it is as a wonderful feeling that gives people the compulsion to do good for others. It really does make people just want to do good, but it might also be described as a feeling that makes you want to just show care and generosity for those around you, similar to the last one. Overall, the Christmas spirit just makes everything feel wonderful and adds cheer into the hearts of many, who from there, spread it to others.
~Alex Ochoa, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is the joy and happiness one has or brings when it is around Christmas time. It is the joy Christmas time bring you. Some people might have a lot of Christmas spirit or very little. Christmas spirit is normally a person who is energetic and probably sings Christmas songs and has lots of Christmas traditions. Christmas spirit come from the old or young, it can be religious or worldly. Christmas spirit is fun and anyone can have it. Spirit is not physical but an emotional thing, which means it is a feeling you have, or an experience. Christmas Spirit is what drives Christmas into being a wonderful holiday for all to enjoy.
A person with Christmas spirit act towards others with happiness and joy . They might give gifts and or foods and treats for others. They might just be wearing red and green, fun Christmas or winter clothes. A person with Christmas spirit might just be kind to someone or just go out of their way to do an act of kindness to one. They might invite one over to celebrate the holidays with friend or family. Sometimes one might not even act overly kind but give presents. Or they could go house to house and sing carols. Maybe even get a tree a decorate it with family and friends. They also might donate toys to the poor or give presents to others.
~Sara Pierce, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is the joy and cheerfulness one has because they get to be with loved ones. Christmas isn’t all about the presents, it’s about the people who give them to you. Sometimes you know someone who is not going to have a good Christmas, having Christmas spirit means you are willing to help them have a good Christmas. Christmas spirit is shown in many, many ways, and it is easy to show other people. Christmas spirit is also shown as an act of kindness. Sometimes people don’t know they have Christmas spirit. People are happy when they get to spend time with loved ones. Some people bring food to others. Some donate to shelters. Most important thing to know is, you don’t have to be nice to people only during Christmas time.
One who is full of Christmas spirit acts exuberant and benevolent. They are joyous because they get to be with loved ones and they get to decorate their house and sing Christmas carols. They are kind to others in numerous ways. They want others to be happy because they have a reason to celebrate a wonderful time of year. They might invite someone to dinner or give them a trifle. People are influenced by others or their atmosphere. If there is a happy, joyous, Christmas spirit filled atmosphere, then more people will be benevolent. Show happiness, receive happiness.
~Ava Schleyer, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is when someone who loves and get very excited about Christmas. Also, Christmas spirit can be defined as someone who is very into Christmas. Those people will decorate their houses like crazy in Christmas times, and they will have everything that relates to Christmas. Christmas spirit can be shown by singing Christmas carols, or watching Christmas movies. People who are full of Christmas spirit usually get ready for Christmas time very early, earlier than most of the other people. People who are full of Christmas spirit are nice and kind to other people. Also, they are always happy when you see them. I think everyone should have Christmas spirit because Christmas is fun and exciting holiday that most of the people loves.
People who are full of Christmas spirit are always excited about Christmas. I think Christmas spirit is all about kindness and how people act about Christmas.
One who is full of Christmas spirit act towards others by giving Christmas presents to other people. One who is full of Christmas spirit is always happy during the winter time, and is kind to other people. People with Christmas spirit cares about other people and buy them Christmas presents. They also decorate their houses with full of Christmas stuff. Most of the times they have anything that is related to Christmas. People with Christmas spirit invites people for Christmas and hang out. They want to enjoy the spirit with people. They also could have traditions that their family always do for Christmas. For our family, we have an elf in our house that comes to our house every winter. His name is Ralph, he moves around the house during our bedtime and watches us every day.
~Ansley Seo, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit is when someone find joy in making others happy during the holiday season. This person wants to give, help, and make others joyful as well. I think understanding Christmas definitely helps with Christmas spirit, not just about gifts presents. You should know about where it all started and how Christmas came to be what it is today. Today Christmas is about thanking that you have life, spending time with loved ones, and giving others joy. You can have Christmas without Christmas spirit but it wouldn’t be the same as someone who has Christmas spirit. People who have Christmas spirit are also grateful for everything. They don’t complain or get upset if they don’t get what they want they are thankful. If you have Christmas spirit Christmas spirit doesn’t come from pretty lights, how many presents you get, whose tree looks the best, or even just liking Christmas.
Someone who has Christmas spirit gives to others while having joy in doing it. Someone who has Christmas spirit can give to others that don’t have as much, and even some who does as long as you’re giving to others and making other people happy. Your also grateful for everything you have and that you’re lucky to be alive. If you have Christmas spirit you appreciate everything in life. Most people with Christmas spirit spend time with friends family and other people you care about.
~Carolyn Stamey, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
Christmas spirit means that you show the love of Christmas. The person is happy most of the time when you see them. Having Christmas spirit is showing that you care about other people and you what they are doing at Christmas time. Maybe, if you know someone that is not going to have a good Christmas then you will help them to have one. Christmas spirit is shown in different ways and it is very easy to show to other people. Christmas spirit is spread through just little acts of kindness. People all over the world have Christmas spirit they just don’t recognize that they do. Everyone just needs to be nice and have a great Christmas.
Someone that is full of Christmas spirit is kind to others in every way possible. They always want others to be happy that it’s Christmas time. A person might want to get another person a Christmas present or invite them over for dinner. That person just wants everybody to have a good experience. Christmas spirit is shown by singing Christmas carols or decorating someone else’s house for Christmas. That person that has Christmas spirit has to get their Christmas spirit from somewhere. They get it from other people that have it and they get it from other people it’s like a chain reaction. All they want to do is get everybody in the Christmas spirit.
~Avery Welch, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School
I believe that “Christmas spirit” is the joy of Christmas. I think that it represents the mood you have towards Christmas. I think that Christmas spirit is good during the holiday season. I think that Christmas spirit can be a sign of happiness. I think that Christmas spirit is important to have. It is important to have Christmas spirit because it shows that you enjoy the holiday. I think that everyone should try to show “Christmas spirit.” This is what my thoughts are on Christmas spirit.
I think that people who have “Christmas spirit” are joyful towards other. I
think that they also are happy and particularly enjoy the Christmas season. This
is a good thing for modern society to have. Therefore, having Christmas spirit is a good thing. I think that people who display it usually are happy with their life. I also believe that someone with Christmas spirit is generally in a better mood. I also believe that they are kinder as well. This is what I think people with Christmas spirit are like.
~Tyler Williams, 7th Grade, Corriher Lipe Middle School