A Very White Christmas in Ohio
I love the Christmas season. It starts for me probably about the day after Thanksgiving (for those who don’t live in the U.S. or Canada, Thanksgiving is a day we give thanks for all of the good things in our life). My family decorates the whole house with the usual — Santa, reindeer, angels, etc. We also put out the nativity set, leaving out the baby Jesus.
We get our Christmas tree from the same tree farm every year. Usually we get it two weeks before Christmas when it’s very cold and there’s lots of snow on the ground. When we get our tree we also pick out a new ornament for it and buy that too.
On Christmas Eve we decorate the tree and set out the cookies and hot cocoa for Santa, and my brothers and I head off to bed. Usually my brothers and I stay up the whole night, plotting ways to catch Santa in action.
We wake up our parents at about 6:00 A.M., being too anxious to wait any longer. Then we all rush downstairs. We open our stockings first, then go over to the tree and open our presents. First my mom has to get her camera of course, then she takes tons of pictures of us as we open the gifts. After that, we all enjoy our presents, then go over to my Aunt’s house in the afternoon and eat dinner.