University of Chicago
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
My Favorite Holiday
My favorite holiday is Christmas. Traditionally celebrated at home, Christmas is thought to be a family holiday. However nowadays the habits and ideas of people have changed very much. Christmas becomes more of the global holiday when it is appropriate to meet with many friends and go out for the round the night crazy celebration. Every person finds his own most favorite things about Christmas. In this small essay I will examine what this holiday means to me, and what are the best parts of it that I personally enjoy.
As for me, the best thing about Christmas is that special feeling in the air that is giving every person happiness and hope for a better future in the next year. During the Christmas celebration season people are usually more friendly and gentle to each other. They try to leave every sorrow and offense behind in the year that is passing by. I think this approach is a decent exercise for not only does it makes a person feel good mentally, but also many people feel better even physically. When there is joy in the air, the organism wants to celebrate along with the mind. The renewal of the hope is felt all around.
I have loved the celebration of Christmas since my very early childhood. I still enjoy decorating Christmas trees and simply walking around the streets looking at the decorations of the buildings and the trees around the city. In our country Christmas trees stand everywhere, for instance you can see them in squares and parks, in schools and offices, in shops and at homes. And what fun is it to wake up early in the morning and take a look under the tree seeking the presents from Santa Clause. Of course, now that I am grown I know that someone from my family puts the present there but I still wish to think that a very kind and fair old man called Santa Clause does it. As Santa brings the presents to the small children, the grown ups enjoy exchanging the presents with each other. Because I like giving presents to people, I like Christmas a lot. To me giving a present brings even more satisfaction and happiness than receiving it. The most exciting moment is when the person opens your present and you can see a sparkle of joy and pleasure in his eyes.
The celebration of Christmas is a special moment itself. I enjoy the process of preparing for the holiday very much. Our whole family participates in the process. For many years I have been responsible for the decoration of our house. I like putting the Christmas toys on the tree and lighting the candles. Also I go outside the house and see what can be decorated there. I especially like it when it snows outside. The snow is a symbol of Christmas, to me it is also a symbol of the renewal and cleanliness of the upcoming event. In addition the streets are simply decorated already when it is snowing outside.
In conclusion I would like to summarize the factors that make Christmas a particularly interesting and great holiday. First of all, I enjoy the unique atmosphere of the holiday. The feeling that is present in the air at those days cannot be compared to anything else. The feeling of Holy joy and happiness causes every living thing to do good and kind things. The second thing that attracts me the most about the holiday is that during these days every person somehow goes back to their childhood.
The presents under the Christmas tree along with congratulations from everyone in the street allows the person to feel himself young and full of strength, like in the days of youth when everything was possible and no worries could frighten him. The last but not least thing about Christmas is its beauty, especially when it is accompanied with a heavy snow. The outside decorations of the streets and the presence of the Christmas trees everywhere makes the holiday look very perfect When seeing this it is obvious that everyone is celebrating, and congratulating the surrounding people becomes essential. I love Christmas!