by Madeline Gonzalez

Not everyone celebrates Christmas for the same purpose or reasons. Many individuals who are religious take this day as the birth date of Jesus Christ. Religious or not, Christmas is a celebration of joy and love for family and friends. It’s a day to give gifts and quality time.

Aside from the gifts and food, Christmas is a time to hang around the fire and enjoy quality time with people who mean the most to you. Similar to Thanksgiving, Christmas is also a way to give thanks by giving gifts.

Different symbols like Santa Claus and reindeers have become common associations with the celebration. We may see Santa riding on a reindeer sleigh with a stocking full of gifts and candies, familiar coniferous green trees decorated with tinsels and stars, gingerbread houses, holly twigs, and mistletoe almost everywhere.