Site Meter Beamer's Blog: Getting Ready for Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

On my last day at school before Christmas break, I had a lot of parties and ate so many candy canes I got sick. My mom got mad at me and said, “you shouldn’t eat that much candy at school!” I know I’d do it all over again if I had the chance, though. I don’t have to go back to school for 2 whole weeks!

On Friday night, my family and I went to the Living Nativity at my church, which is a re-enactment of the birth of baby Jesus at the manger. People from the church put on costumes that look like Mary, Joseph, 3 Wise Kings, shepherds and angels. The angels get to sit in a loft, above Mary and Joseph. I was an angel one night and a shepherd the next night. Our church rented a spotlight that was so bright it could be seen from 3 different cities. This attracted a lot of people to come see the Living Nativity.

I helped my dad put up our family Christmas tree and my little brother, Michael, got to put the star on top. Our family pulled out all the big boxes with ornaments, but we were only able to put some of them on the tree because we had so many. The Christmas tree lights used so much electricity the power in our house went out!

We had to continue decorating in the dark using candles to see what we were doing. Our family tradition is to decorate with nutcrackers. Nutcrackers are a popular Christmas decoration because of the Christmas Nutcracker ballet. My dad has a rule of only getting one new nutcracker each year because we already have so many, so Michael and I found the perfect Uncle Drosselmeier Nutcracker – he’s the main character in the Nutcracker ballet.

Once my house was decorated, my friends Ghoulie & Scilla came over to my house and we decorated the tree house with lots of different colored Christmas lights. Ghoulie synchronized them to look like Santa going down the chimney. Then I brought up my mom’s iPad and we watched The Polar Express while eating popcorn and drinking eggnog.

On Christmas Eve, Michael and I will be making Christmas sugar cookies shaped like Christmas trees. We will leave milk and some of the cookies for Santa. I hope he likes them!

Tune in next time to see how we celebrated Christmas.

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