Christmas traditions


photo by Spencer Maxwell

Merry Christmas! Riley Brelsfoard is getting ready for Christmas break. He plans to go to his grandmas and open presents. “I really would like to get a car or stereo,” said Brelsfoard.

by Spencer Maxwell, Reporter

At Meridian High School, it’s getting close to Christmas, so students are getting ready for their holiday traditions.

For FCS teacher, Ms. Warnick, Christmas is her “favorite” holiday. She tries to watch as many Christmas movies as possible with her family. “My favorite Christmas movie is Christmas Vacation,” said Warnick. She and her family drive around town to look at the lights and even go to the Taylorville Drive-through lights. They also do an Elf on the Shelf where her kids have to find the elf.

On Christmas Eve, Warnick and her family go to her husband’s house to eat supper. Christmas Day they stay at home and eat “junk” food all day. They also open stockings then and open all the presents. “We like to leave the last present as a scavenger hunt for the kids,” said Warnick. “I really want a tripod for my camera [for Christmas].”

Sophomore Riley Brelsfoard celebrates Christmas by going to his grandma’s and opening presents. He plans on eating a very “big meal” and getting lots of clothes and shoes.

Brelsfoard has to find a pickle ornament in the tree, but in reward, he gets money when finding it. He goes to his dad’s on Christmas Eve and opens presents, then on Christmas Day he goes to his mom’s and opens more presents. Brelsfoard says, “I would like to get a car or stereo for my room.”

Emily Peterson, sophomore, spends time with her family at her grandma Sandy’s. Peterson exchanges gifts while eating deserts with cousins, followed up by playing board games. She also goes to mass at midnight with her family. Peterson plans on eating “lots” of food and spending time with all her cousins. “I am hoping to get lots of clothes and a new iPhone 7,” said Peterson.

“Christmas is my favorite holiday overall,” said Brelsfoard.