Christmas Is …

by the Haymarket Church High School Students 

At a recent High School Hangout (a night where youth leaders and high school students meet for dinner, conversation, and games) we asked our students to answer the following prompt: Christmas Is. What followed was a very eclectic list and some great conversation about the items we named—the magical ones AND the difficult ones.  

So, we offer this bulleted list to you today and hope that it stirs up some good memories of your Christmases past, and perhaps helps you think about and maybe share with someone else about a more difficult one.  

Here’s our list of what Christmas is.  
What would you add? 

Christmas is …

  • Amazing! 
  • Cold 
  • Singing 
  • Muppets 
  • Christmas Eve Worship 
  • Stressful 
  • Expensive 
  • Joyful 
  • Hot Cocoa 
  • Mariah Carey 
  • Ugly Sweaters 
  • Cinnamon Rolls 
  • No School! 
  • Presents 
  • Decorations 
  • Gingerbread Houses 
  • Meaningful Faith 
  • Jammies 
  • Jack Frost 
  • Muppets 
  • Pentatonix 
  • Nutcracker 
  • Peppermint 
  • A Time of Traditions 
  • Family 
  • Trees 
  • Snowy 
  • Charlie Brown 
  • Delicious 
  • Lonely 
  • Staying Up Late 
  • Travel 
  • Grieving 
  • 5 Pairs of Pants 
  • Candles 
  • Candlelight 
  • Sweet Baby Jesus 
  • Hallmark Channel Movies 
  • Buddy the Elf 
  • Die Hard 
  • Frosty 

That’s our list. What’s on yours?

Looking for previous entries?

Find our ’22 Advent devotional archive online.

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