Expository Writing 11th grade (describe event changed your life): Christmas

Essay by mrjatinchopraHigh School, 11th grade January 2004

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"O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Fees Why Do You Hate Me"

"Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year." Christmas songs like this one and many, many more were stuck in my head for the upcoming holidays. I was December 19, 2001, and these songs from television shows to radios and even from Christmas shopping music at stores were played over and over again until I was humming them myself. With Christmas break coming right around the corner from my circled-calendar marked, which I was anxiously waiting the arrival of, I was very excited. Right from the beginning, the first time that it snowed in the winter, I thought of Christmas. It was hard imaging it when I was hard at work shoveling the snow from my driveway, but I was still a little synched. The wonderful Christmas decorations on roof-tops around my town helped me get into the Christmas spirit.

Oh, and you know what else helped me get into the spirit, the presents! Not what Christmas is all about to most people, but it is a big part in my life. Familiar family and friends, and all of the wonderful and expensive gifts were awaiting my arrival at my cousin's house in New York City. On the day before the holiday break had officially started, I was bored awaiting the 12'o clock bell, and I got excited every time I thought about the upcoming holidays. My only worry though, was what presents to get my cousins, it can't be too expensive, but it can't look cheap at the same time. Also, I was breaking your back getting out the tree, and putting the cheap ornaments carefully on the tree, so that it doesn't fall and break. And after those two things are done, there is nothing...