Christmas Gift

  • Religious Aspects Of Christmas Gifts

    celebrates Christmas during the winter anticipates one event above all others: the opening of presents. I remember staying up all night the day before Christmas shaking with eagerness, wondering what type of toys I would be bestowed in the morning. As a general overview, Christmas is a winter holiday celebrated in late December in many American cultures. During Christmas, gifts are given through a variety of means such as an overnight visit from an impersonated Santa, a secret admirer, and many more. Gifts also vary from cheap clothing all the way to expensive jewelry. According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary, a gift is “something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation.” With such a mysterious range of gifts, it is no wonder why simple gift exchanges turned into exciting family games. Families celebrating Christmas, or a similarly timed holiday, in Indiana have a vast amount of different traditional ways to exchange these highly-anticipated holiday gifts and do so for many reasons. I will begin by considering past research completed over Christmas trends and games. Next, I will introduce my findings of how a freshman student at Indiana University celebrates and exchanges her gifts. In addition, I will provide examples from my own family’s Christmas that are unique to other families. Finally, I will provide a brief overview of my key findings in the research I have concluded. To begin one must understand there many reasons people celebrate…

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  • Narrative Essay On The Christmas Gift

    The Christmas Gift Mousy the Mouse was simply not the most usual. He was always forgetting something that was important two seconds after he thought of it. Now his friend Torty the Tortoise, was always trying his hardest to keep Mousy going. Christmas was always the worst time of year for that. Mousy always got so caught up in the Christmas cheer that he always forgot everything. Torty wanted to make sure that Mousy got everybody a gift, that he…

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  • Love Is The Best Gift For Christmas Essay

    When one is asked what gift they want for Christmas, they answer with a material object, however, the greatest gift is something that one cannot touch. The greatest gift is something that one can give every day, not just on Holidays to people that they care about. The greatest gift is love. Love defines us and creates a bond between humans. It is powerful and can make people do amazing things or terrible things. Love also gives one strength to keep going and to not give up. Without love, society…

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  • Narrative Essay About My Christmas Gift

    numerous amount of gifts waiting for me to eagerly unwrap under the Christmas tree. It was one of the greatest Christmas ever because it was the first time I had received that amount of gifts. Since I was the youngest daughter I actually got everything I asked “Santa Claus” for. It all started that November of 2007 I watched in the television a commercial of multiple medical related toys that had barely been presented to stores and it was very fun to play with. You could see the amazing and…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: The Best Gift Of Christmas

    Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. They can provide unconditional love and loyalty that humans cannot, and can also shape you to become a more mature, loving person. Besides waking up to find a clear cookie plate confirming that Santa has been there, it is every child's dream to wake up on Christmas morning to be accompanied by an adorable pet that they would grow to love and protect. Every year, my sister and I get clothes and toys that eventually we manage to outgrow,…

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  • Essay On The Christmas Gift

    It was a day, I was probably around the age of fifteen, which had changed my life forever although I didn’t know it at the time. This, however wasn’t just a normal day. It was the day that children looked forward to the most; it was Christmas day. On this day I had awoken fairly early, around six or seven, because I was excited to see what was under the Christmas tree. After a while of begging my parents to finally get up, we were finally able to open our presents. Although it seemed like it…

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  • Christmas: A Comparison Of Christmas And My Family

    Christmas is not only a day of sharing presents and celebrating with family and friends, but also a week of joy. The exciting days leading up to christmas to the aftereffects of happiness that result from the carols of Christmas prove that December 25th is a very special holiday. Christmas to me means spending and sharing time and the moments with each other and it also celebrates the birth of Jesus. The gifts and the food are amazing, but the main point of Christmas is to celebrate the nativity…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Christmas

    You’ve got to hand it to Lucy van Pelt. She called it as she saw it. “Look, Charlie, let’s face it,” she barked in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” “We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.” Christmas, an important and happy holiday, now used mostly to gain large amounts of money. Retail businesses make it readily apparent that Christmas has become too commercialized when stores start putting out Christmas decorations in October. Retailers…

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  • Christmas Research Paper

    celebrated is Christmas. The holiday was originally a day of religious celebration for people with Christian beliefs, but Christmas has evolved over the years, and now many people celebrate even if they are not Christian, Although the Christmas sprit of generosity and cheeriness has not changed, many of the traditions of Christmas have changed drastically. Early Christmas traditions were based in religion. During the middle ages, Christmas was more of a time to honor Jesus rather then to…

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  • Christmas Holiday Essay

    the start of the Christmas season and the town and market areas were beautiful. As it turned out, my trip that year was a wonderful experience because of the food, culture as well as the shopping experience. As I walked around the beautiful Christmas market area or the Christkindlmarkt, I realized that despite cultural differences, there were also many similarities in the way we celebrate Christmas in the US vs Germany. Because of this, I thought it would be a good idea to choose Christmas as…

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