Christmas is

Students at Arrowview Elementary School share their hopes for Christmas

Delilah Horsley

Delilah Horsley

By: Amira Charanek

Grade 4

Christmas in Calgary

Christmas is when I’m with my family and spending time with friends I miss.

Christmas feels like fluffy snowflakes falling on me and gifts with crisp wrapping paper.

Christmas is the taste of warm cinnamon buns made by my grandma and freshly baked gingerbread cookies.

Christmas smells like crisp peppermint flavored candy canes and Christmas dinner being made.

Christmas makes me feel very happy and in a good mood.

Christmas is the sound of people ringing bells, singing Christmas carols and the cool wind whistling by.

Christmas is laughing, playing and being grateful.

Christmas is the most joyful holiday of the year.

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends.







By: Olivia Williams

Grade 4

Christmas is decorating your house with sparkling lights and getting a tall Christmas tree.

Christmas feels like cozy times with my family and excitement about Santa Claus.

Christmas is the taste of crunchy candy canes and gooey gingerbread men.

Christmas smells like fresh wood burning in the fireplace and the roasting turkey.

Christmas makes me feel happy to have a family that loves me.

Christmas is the sound of music filling my house and excited children laughing.

Christmas is sparkling lights and fragile pretty decorations.

Christmas is hoping







that everyone in the world gets to celebrate Christmas with their families.




By: Nicole Hague

Grade 5

Christmas is running down the stairs and seeing all the presents under the tree.

Christmas feels like the cold icy snow on your hands and grainy










sparkles on the ornaments.

Christmas tastes like spicy peppermint candies and fresh pine tree.

Christmas makes me feel grateful, excited and cozy.

Christmas is the sound of jingling bells and the whistling of the







cold winter wind.

Christmas is wrapping presents and decorating the tree with my family.

Christmas is shimmering lights and the delicate Christmas ornaments hanging on the tree.

Christmas is being with my family and being grateful for what I have.




By: Catalina Magana

Grade 4

My Favorite Time of Year

Christmas is getting your Christmas tree and decorating it with all the colored lights.

Christmas feels like crunchy wrapping paper when you open the presents and sharp needles from the Christmas tree.

Christmas is the taste of minty candy canes from your stocking and sweet, warm cookies from the oven.

Christmas tastes like new snow fallen from the sky above and hot cookies fresh from the oven.

Christmas makes me feel excited to see everyone and open presents together.

Christmas is the sound of cheerful Christmas carols and the crackling noise of the fire.

Christmas is wrapping presents, racing to see your stocking and being with your family.

Christmas is sparkling light from the houses.

Christmas is about spending time with family who cares and loves you.




By: Tianna Beatty

Grade 5

What Christmas Means to Me

Christmas is going down a slope with snow racing onto your face

Christmas feels like snow falling into your mouth and turning into water.

Christmas is the taste of minty candy canes in your mouth with a fresh taste.

Christmas smells like fresh Christmas trees ready to come in your house and a nice roast beef dinner.

Christmas makes me feel like singing and dancing to Christmas movies.

Christmas is the sound of beautiful Christmas carols and clinking bells.

Christmas is wrapping presents, making snow men and being jolly.

Christmas is beautiful snowflakes making your hair wet.

Christmas is spending time with your family on Christmas day.







By: Kade Baillie

Grade 5

Christmas is opening presents and sitting with my Nana.

Christmas feels like a snowy day and eating turkey.

Christmas is the taste of creamy cookies and yummy cupcakes.

Christmas smells like peppermint candies and homemade pizza.

Christmas makes me feel happy and excited.

Christmas is the sound of crackling fire and whistling wind.

Christmas is singing, loving and racing on a hill.


Christmas is so awesome.


By: Nolan Lewis

Grade 4

Christmas is making graceful snow angels and smelling crisp bacon walking down stairs.

Christmas feels like dressing in a parka and snow pants and being excited to open presents.

Christmas is the taste of creamy warm eggnog and gooey advent calendar chocolate.

Christmas smells like spicy gingerbread just out of the oven and bringing a fresh Christmas tree home.

Christmas is the sound of laughing with your friends going down a hill on a sled and a blazing crackling fire place.

Christmas is driving with your family looking at Christmas lights and being graceful.

Christmas is knocking on doors and caroling.

Christmas a a time to share and be with family.




By: Montana


Grade 5

Christmas is when I spend time with my family and tear open presents.

Christmas feels like fluffy snowflakes falling on my head and crunchy wrapping paper.

Christmas is the taste of candy canes, gooey cookies melting in my mouth and yummy chocolate.

Christmas smells like fresh pine trees in the cold winter breeze and cookies with icing.

Christmas makes me really, really tired in the morning and super happy.

Christmas is the sound of every one having a good time and enjoying themselves.

Christmas is setting up the Christmas tree, waking up my parents early, and eating a big turkey.

By: Lily


Grade 4

Christmas is being with my family and seeing everyone smile.

Christmas feels like smooth ornaments when you decorate a tree and the scratch of a pine needle.

Christmas is the taste of a spicy gingerbread piece from a gingerbread house and stealing candy to taste when you make it.

Christmas smells like peppermint candy canes hanging on a tree and cookies baking in the oven.

Christmas makes me feel grateful for everything I have and being with my family.

Christmas is the sound of Christmas carolers singing and enjoying all the songs.

Christmas is racing down the stairs to open presents.

Christmas is icicles melting and watching snow flakes fall.

Christmas is being with my family and seeing everyone so happy all around me.




By: Sydney Raduy

Grade 5

Christmas is putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with my family.

Christmas feels like a warm cozy blanket and a warm hot cocoa.

Christmas is the taste of a huge minty candy cane and little soft kitten.

Christmas smells like warm cocoa and big pine trees.

Christmas makes me feel lovely because I am grateful for what I have.

Christmas is the sound of jingling bells and reindeer on the roof.

Christmas is crisp wrapping, bacon frying and stars shining so bright.

Christmas is the fluffy cold snow.

Christmas is being grateful for what we have.




By: Elijah Wroe

Grade 4

Christmas is opening my presents and my big blue stocking.

Christmas feels like catching snowflakes on your tongue.


Christmas smells like greasy bacon.


Christmas smells like crunchy turkey skin.

Christmas smells like gravy and huge oak trees.

Christmas makes me feel loved and grateful.

Christmas sounds like birds chirping and wrapping paper tearing.

Christmas is a wonderful time for family to spend time together.

Christmas is a time for peace and love.







By: Cody


Grade 5

Christmas is being with my family and seeing everyone smiley.

Christmas is like the sharp scrape of pine needles and the bitter wind.

Christmas is the taste of hot cocoa under your cozy blankets and the gooey, soft cookies.

Christmas smells like the fresh pine trees and the greasy turkey.

Christmas makes me feel happy to be around my cousins and grandma.

Christmas is the sound of my family laughing and having fun and the crackling of the fireplace.

Christmas is skating with my family, jumping on my parents and waking them up.

Christmas is the white, soft, puffy snowflakes.

Christmas is being with my family and having fun.

— Thanks to the teachers

and students of the AES

Grade 4 and 5 classes.


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