Christmas Day. by Jess Revell
Mostly everyone thinks that Christmas is about presents and Christmas dinner. But it’s not. 2000 years ago, Jesus was born. Christians celebrate this day by having a Christmas service at church. They would then go and celebrate the day with family. Christmas is celebrated differently in different countries, but this is how we celebrate Christmas in my house in England.
We start of the morning by opening some presents, then we go to church for the Christmas service, we then either come back to my house or go to my grandparents’ house.
After we arrive, we have a drink and a biscuits whilst mum or grandma or both finish off cooking dinner.
Christmas dinner consists of: Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Peas, Swede, Boiled Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets (Sausages wrapped in Bacon.). Mum makes her own cranberry sauce and bread sauce.
After we have had Christmas dinner and finished pudding, we then watch the queens speech at 3pm. Mum set a rule in our house. We can’t open presents until the queen speech is over. So once, me, my brother and my sister has sat impatiently by the Christmas tree for a whole 10 minutes, the queen speech is over. We finally get to the fun part. Present opening. This is my favourite part about Christmas.
But that isn’t just what Christmas is about. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. The birth of Jesus happened 2000 years ago. He was born in a stable in Bethlehem. He was visited by shepherds and 3 wise men. The 3 wise men brought 3 gifts for Jesus, they were: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
If you have never heard of the Christmas story and is wondering ‘How did the shepherds and wise men know about Jesus?’, then I shall tell you. When the shepherds were looking after their sheep, the angels appeared to them and sang ‘Glory to god in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests’.
A star appeared to the wise men. They first were confused but then they decided to follow the star which led them to Jesus.
Once they had got to the stable, the shepherds and the wise men all worshipped Jesus.
So that’s the story of Jesus being born. If you haven’t heard of Jesus before, then let me tell you. Jesus is the king of kings. Lord of lords, he can heal the sick and calm storms. He died on the cross for you. He saved you from your sins. He is the greatest man you will ever hear of.
I hope you have a very merry Christmas J
Jess is 13. She lives in Reading and goes to The Bulmershe School in Woodley where she is currently in Year Nine.