What Makes Christmas Unique?

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Hailey Lilla

Riley Lilla taking her turn putting the star on top of the tree.

Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writer

Christmas only comes around once a year, and most people choose to make the most of every moment in this wonderful season. It’s a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate. Families celebrate Christmas in their own unique way. For Christmas this year Adams students will share their family traditions. From parties, to baking, to simply just spending time with family, the potential for memory-making is always there.

Families each have their own take on Christmas. Junior Avanthika Sinha has an old family tradition that they would do every year, when she lived in Australia. Sadly some traditions end like Sinha’s due to living in Michigan. However, new traditions can start.

“When I used to live in Australia my family and I would celebrate Christmas at the beach. We would do all sorts of fun stuff in the sun,” said Sinha.

Andrea Durham                                        Abby Stone with her family making hundreds of pierogi.

Traditions are either passed down through generations, or can be started by a fresh batch of kids. Sophomore Riley Lilla has had this tradition for as long as she can remember.

“On Christmas Eve me and my family go out to dinner with my dad’s side of the family. Every Christmas our family puts an Austrian star on top of our tree. My sister and I alternate each year putting the star on,” said Lilla.

Christmas to some people means having tons of family over or just a few close friends. Junior Abby Stone typically spends the holidays with her entire family. It is a special bonding time that they get together once a year.

“Every year on the first weekend of December, my big Polish family comes to our house, and we make over a hundred dozen homemade pierogi and other polish foods. It’s been a long lasting tradition we do, and it’s something I always look forward to,” said Stone.

Traditions do not need to be unique or different. A tradition could simply be just spending time with family and friends. Christmas is a time to bond with your loved ones, eat tons of food, and have a good time with the people you care about.