Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.
No, not because of the big red man who gives children their toys, but because of our saviour’s birth.
Today, the main excitement for Christmas is Santa Claus.
Not that I don’t like Santa, I do. I just want everyone to know that there is a deeper meaning. Being Catholic, I was raised to respect my religion and Jesus.
Christmas is also a time for spending with family and appreciating what you have.
In my opinion, I don’t agree with the advertisements wishing people “Happy Holidays”. I can say that during summer break. It is a holiday isn’t it?
You wish people for Diwali, Vaisakhi and Chinese New Year. If Canada is so multicultural, why are people afraid to say “Merry Christmas”?
Hopefully families will open their eyes and understand the true meaning of Christmas.
I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas.
Shannon Rodrigues, Grade 9