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Christmas Memories

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Great memories add to the Christmas season The employees at the Estevan Mercury look forward to Christmas each year, and we know most of you do as well. We know that Christmas is going to be very different this year. And yet we know that it can still be a special time. It’s going to be what you make of it, and even though it might be tough, hopefully there will be positives emerging this season. Each year we’re delighted to

produce this keepsake publication for you, our readers. We describe it as our Christmas card – a brilliant, colourful one at that – as our way of showing our appreciation to you for the support you have shown us over the past 12 months by reading our paper on a weekly basis. In this year’s special, you’ll find Christmas greetings from local businesses who are grateful for your business and support during

the past 12 months. You’ll also find Christmas memories and traditions from various groups in the community. The residents of long-term care at Mainprize Manor in Midale and the Lampman Health Centre have plenty of great Christmas memories. They’ve seen the changes that have occurred with Christmas over the years. And since kids look forward to Christmas each year, you’ll find

Christmas memories from the Grade 5/6 class at Hillcrest School and the competitive program kids at the Estevan Gymnastics Club. Hopefully, you’ll be able to have a great Christmas memory or two this year, enjoy your favourite traditions and maybe even create a new one. So please enjoy this year’s Christmas greeting special. We wish you a Merry Christmas and all of the best in 2021.

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Lampman Health Centre residents share their memories The residents of long-term care at the Lampman Health Centre have seen how Christmas has changed over the years, and they’re excited to share those stories. Christine Tokarchuk, who works at the health centre, said it was a very enjoyable process to be part of this year’s promotion. “It was a lot of fun getting to hear Christmas memories from them,” said Tokarchuk. The variety of the stories stood out to Tokarchuk. She didn’t expect to hear a story about a woman receiving a necklace when she

was a child growing up during the Great Depression, or another person’s experience with a sleigh being made by a blacksmith. Other people shared stories that were more recent. “A lot of them were just the fact that they got to be with family. It didn’t matter about the presents, it’s just being with their families,” she said. The residents liked to reflect about Christmas in the past, and they were eager to share stories with Tokarchuk.

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While they are sad they might not get to see their families this year for Christmas, they are looking forward to Christmas. There has been a lingering hope that restrictions on visitors for long-term care facilities will be lifted after Dec. 17. The Lampman Health Centre will host a residents’ Christmas party on Dec. 22 in an effort to bring Christmas cheer. The health centre is also well-decorated, with Christmas trees, decorations, Christmas gifts and more. Each resident has a stocking on their door as well.

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My most memorable Christmas was in 1957. I got to play Santa for my wife and first-born daughter. I was excited as I never had to do Christmas shopping before; Christmas was always given to me. It was a moment I will never forget. We would always get together for Christmas. When my wife was still with us we would always host Christmas but after her passing, my five girls took turns. I am thankful for every one of them. This Christmas is going to be a different one for them and for me but I’m sure it’s going to be a great one none the less.

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My most cherished memory of Christmas was one that took place in the Dirty ‘30s. I was about nine years old and didn’t think that I would be receiving anything for Christmas. To my surprise, I got a necklace from Santa. It was made from beads of two different colors and two different sized beads. I still to this day remember that necklace. Our stockings were always filled with a Christmas orange, a few Christmas candies and nuts that you would have to shell. Mom and Dad took good care of us and there was never a shortage of food on Christmas Day!

Ken Chamney My most memorable Christmas was the year I got a sled from my dad. It was made by the local blacksmith in Kingsford and painted red. I was about 10 or 12 when I received it for Christmas. It was plenty big enough for me to ride in and able to hook up behind my horse.

Every Christmas was memorable, not one was less special than the next. We would always get together at the drop-in centre. We loved to see all the family and the new additions that were added. Everyone would bring something for a potluck supper and us, the grandparents, got to sit back and relax. We would do a gift exchange every year and after all was said and done, we would gather to play cards. We will definitely miss getting together this year but wish them all a very best this year.

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Christmas is meaningful to Mainprize Manor residents The memories of Christmas remain strong for the residents of the Mainprize Manor long-term care home in Midale. Mainprize Manor was one of the organizations that participated in this year’s Christmas greetings keepsake edition published by the Estevan Mercury. Kyla Mathieu from the manor said she found the process of gathering up the memories to be very interesting, because there was such a variety of reflections. “Some residents really liked the food and

Alice Scharnatta My favorite part of Christmas was the food. Home-raised turkey was the best for supper.

Lorraine Ollenberger My favorite Christmas was the year before last. We had Christmas at my niece’s house.

the variety of food. Other people were more about the memories and riding sleighs to church,” said Mathieu. One story had a resident open up about going to a family member’s place, and how they travelled and stayed warm. The residents also liked being part of the process, as they appreciated the one-on-one time and being able to share their stories. They’re looking forward to seeing their stories in the paper. Some residents are worried they might

Barbara Sanders Every Christmas was special because of all the family and friends.

not be able to see their families at Christmas this year due to COVID restrictions, but the manor is trying its best to keep them festive. Regulation changes mean they can’t have as many decorations as they want, but there are still decorations adorning the building. It took about three days to get them all up. A resident Christmas party will happen Dec. 21, and on Christmas Day, the Mainprize Manor trust committee will deliver gifts so that they have something to open on Dec. 25.

Kay Johnson My favourite Christmas was when I was little in Ireland. At school, a local farmer would go out and cut down a huge tree and bring it to the school, loaded with presents and an orange for every kid. We would also have a new dress to wear.

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Usually Christmas was at home, in Macoun, with family and lots to eat. T here was always a nice big turkey, potatoes and gravy. My mom worked for the day, getting everything ready. Our family always got together after dinner and played games.  My girlfriends and I would go o   ut sleighing, laughing and joking around. I love the big decorated trees and the Christmas parties.

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My favorite part of Christmas, was the full house, dainties and Christmas cake. Christmas was a happy time with sending cards and gifts for the kids. I would play piano and we would sing Christmas carols with the grandkids. Our favorite thing to do was make Gingerbread boys with the kids. Of course, there was a Christmas tree and Santa; we always left milk and cookies but Santa preferred beer. It was so joyful and everyone was so looked after.

Ruth Hoium I loved staying home for Christmas. All the kids and grandkids would come home. We would have Lutefisk.

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On Christmas Eve, we would all get ready and go to Midnight Mass. There would be a nice light snow gently falling and the moon shining. We would take the horse and sled to town. We would put the horse in grandma’s barn in town, while we were in church. After mass we would have homemade sausage, strudel, rumaki and goodies. When we went home, we would find Santa had been to our house and left gifts. The next day we would have lots of people to our house for Christmas dinner. We would go for sleigh rides and everybody would have fun.

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Hillcrest students excited for Christmas So many kids look forward to Christmas each year, and the Grade 5 and 6 students at Hillcrest School are no exception. The class, which has 29 students, was among the participants for the Estevan Mercury’s Christmas greetings special section this year. Jillian Ursu, one of the teachers for the class, said they were excited to be part of this year’s promotion. “One of the comments that came out of one of their mouths

was ‘All of us? All of us get to be in the paper?’” said Ursu. “They were pretty excited to know that they were going to be in there, they were really excited to be able to tell their parents that they were going to be in the paper, too.” It was good experience to go through the experience of writing and editing their memories before submitting them. There are some talented writers in the class. The answers that the kids gave were really well

done, with a variety of memories and traditions. Ursu said Hillcrest has a variety of cultural backgrounds in its classrooms, so some of the students chose to write about Christmas, New Year’s and more. “They varied a lot with what the kids were excited about sharing,” said Ursu. She thought she’d see responses about running down the stairs to open presents, and she was pleasantly surprised to have greater variety.

Aaliyah Grade 5 One of my favourite Christmas memories is when my Aunty Dawn, my baby cousin, my Grandma Bessie, and my cousin Arielle watched the movie The Christmas Carol. My little sister got scared so we changed it, but that is still my favourite memory.

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Sarah Grade 6 My favourite memory is when I got 46 presents that year. I had 10 presents left and my siblings only had two left. So, I was opening a lot of my presents and my siblings started opening them for me. I go to my dad’s house then my grandma’s house on Christmas. It’s fun because we have two houses full of presents. At my dad’s, our living room is full of presents. At my grandma’s the Christmas tree is in the living room. I love spending time with my family!

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Acadia Grade 5 At Christmastime, we play some games and have some friends over. We open presents and then have some food. We had banana splits with ice cream, chocolate, bananas, and marshmallows. We also had pop and chips. For supper we had deviled eggs and egg salad and mashed potatoes with gravy. We stayed up all night and ate lots of snacks. After that we went to bed and then we had more fun the next day.

On behalf of Council and Staff I am pleased to wish our community a healthy and happy Christmas Season and all the very best in the New Year.

My favorite New Year’s memory is in 2013 or 2014 in the Philippines. On New Year’s, the parents cook a lot of Pinoy food. Most of my mom’s siblings spend New Year’s with us. After we eat, we play games and do stuff. My favorite Pinoy food is lechon and adobo. My uncle will give us money and sometimes he tosses money. Whoever gets it, keeps it. I miss the stuff we do on new year’s. We play stop dance and more. Those are my favorite memories.

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These are a few things I do at Christmas with my family. We set up the Christmas tree a week before Christmas. We have family come over before Christmas. On Christmas Day, we open presents and it is so much fun. Then we go to Kenosee Lake to my Grandma’s and my Grandpa’s cabin to open up more presents. After we are done opening our presents, we go sledding. It is so much fun because the hill is so tall and you go so fast and at the middle you go flying up then you go back down. It is so exciting!

My Christmas tradition with my family every year is that we have our family of 17. We all go to my grandma’s house. Her house is gigantic. The whole family eats supper together with a full home cooked meal. Usually for Christmas supper we have turkey, mashed potatoes, and salad. For dessert we always have lefsa. Lefsa tastes great and my grandma is awesome at making it. Once we are all finished eating, we open presents. We open presents differently every year. One year we did Secret Santa, another year we got our presents and then switched if we wanted someone else’s gift. Sometimes we open presents normally. Presents are my favorite part of Christmas not only because we get gifts, but because of how people react when they get a gift. When they smile, it makes you smile. Once we are done with presents, we all play cards or board games for about an hour or two. We just keep playing games until everyone leaves. Once everyone is gone, we go, too. My favorite memory of all time is when we had a huge family get together in Alberta. I have 17 in my immediate family, including grandparents, cousins, aunties and uncles. My whole entire family has 102 people, and all 102 family members came and we had a huge Christmas family supper. We had no presents or Christmas tree, but that’s okay because I was with family. It was in the middle of nowhere and we had cabins and a huge fireplace with lots of chairs so all of us could fit around the fireplace. Most of all, I was with family and beautiful scenery around trees and water, and that is what made this memory more special.

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My favourite Christmas memory is spending time with family and eating good food with family. One of the traditions I have is going to my grandparents for Christmas Eve, where we have supper. This year I am going to put my dad’s phone in the living room to catch Santa on camera. The first good gift I got was a PlayStation 4. I hope I get what I want for Christmas. Every Christmas Eve, my mom, dad and I go to my grandparents for yummy food. I cannot wait for Christmas!

Benjamin Grade 6 My favorite Christmas memory is when I went sledding in Grade 2 near the school I go to. I was very scared when I started sledding down the hill, but when I got used to it, it became super fun. One time on the hill I wiped out and went tumbling down the hill and fell flat on my face. It was very cold with snow in my face like that. After we went down the hill with our sleds, we sat down and had hot chocolate from the Tim Hortons nearby. When we were finished with the warm, delicious hot cocoa, we headed back to the school to go back to our houses. That is why it is my favorite Christmas memory ever!

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December 25, 2019. I woke up very excited Christmas morning and I ran to the living room and I saw a lot of presents. I opened the biggest present I saw, and it was a Nerf gun. I was very happy because I did not have a Nerf gun. I then realized it lights up. It was the best present I ever got. I also got some fidget toys, clothes, and more. I didn’t get to celebrate Christmas with my whole family, but we got to talk on Messenger for a long time, while playing Scrabble with my mom and her friend. I had fun all day playing with my new toys and spending time with my mom on Christmas, which is why this is my favorite Christmas memory.

Turner Grade 6 My favourite memory is our 2018 Christmas party at my grandparents’ new house. Sure, it was a three-hour drive but I loved it. I met my cousins, Jackson and Jared. We played video games, and just in general, we had fun. The best thing I ever went to. We had the best supper, ur family-recipe spaghetti.

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My favourite memory and part about Christmas is waking up and opening presents. This year I want a skateboard, a controller, and headphones. When we are done opening presents, we wait until supper and go to my grandma’s house. When we are done supper, we open presents. We have a snowball fight with all the wrapping paper at the end. I play with my cousins and then it is time to go home and go to bed. The next day I go to my other grandma’s. We eat supper and open presents. The thing I like most about Christmas is seeing all my family. I have 14 cousins, two grandmas, two grandpas, three aunties, five uncles, one mom and one dad. This is why I like Christmas, and these are my memories.

My favourite part of Christmas is waking up and going downstairs and seeing all of the presents and going to my grandma’s and grandpa’s house. I get to see my whole family and get to play with my cousins outside. When we are done opening presents, we have a big snowball fight with the wrapping paper. I love going to see my grandma and grandpa and my cousins and eating lots of food with my auntie and uncles, too. I have four aunties, four uncles and 12 cousins. It is the best year to see all my family. After, I go to my other grandma’s house and eat more food and open more presents. I love having Christmas there. It is lots of fun. I am excited to have Christmas this year.

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Charlie Grade 6 The memory I have is from last year when I got Minecraft and NHL 20 for my Play Station 4. I also got a Penguin toque and Kylo Ren’s lightsaber. My family set up our tree. I went to my grandma’s house over Christmas break. I also went to my Nana’s house. I opened a lot of presents last Christmas. I got a bunch of Lego sets and some books. For supper we had potatoes, turkey, peas, and gravy on the potatoes. Whenever I am at my grandma’s place, I skate on their dugout. I see all of my cousins. I hope Christmas works out this year.

When my family has Christmas supper, my family brings plates of food to our house. Sometimes it looks like a big buffet. After we eat, we open presents. Then as soon as were done opening presents, we run as fast as possible down the stairs to go play while our parents talk. My favorite memory is when we play Extreme Hide and Seek or laser tag. I also love playing football in the snow around the house. Most of the time we have a big Nerf war in the dark. It’s kind of dangerous because we have no clue where everyone is. Thanks for reading my Christmas get together.

Savhanna Grade 5 My favourite Christmas tradition is spending time with my dog, and going to my grandma’s and spending time with my cousins. I also like my grandma’s dog. I love Christmas!

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My favourite Christmas memory is when my dad and mom got me a big gift and I loved it. I liked when my cousin, uncle, dad and I watched the Mandalorian with baby Yoda at Christmas evening. Tradition is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in a stable.

Ryleigh grade 6 Waking up at the crack of dawn, running to the shining Christmas tree, hopping around with glee as we see presents under the Christmas tree from close relatives. After opening presents we run outside with our sleds, wearing toques, mitts, ski-pants, and a warm jacket. As we run to the sledding hill out on the farm, we have a contest to see who goes the farthest down the hill. After sledding down the hill we go inside, have hot chocolate with whipped cream, and wrap ourselves into a warm blanket. We watch our favorite Christmas movies. We usually went to our grandparents’ house but this year because of COVID-19 we probably will do a FaceTime call when we open presents, or visit our friends in Estevan, and stay six feet apart. We also do a Christmas party, where the kids all play outside in the snow while the parents are in our garage or in the kitchen talking and laughing. One of my favorite Christmas memories is when we went to my grandparents’ farm and my grandpa made a huge snow hill since we got sleds for Christmas and we went sledding for hours. We went at the same time going down the hill, on the same sled, backwards. We did a train, and we even went sideways! And that didn’t end well; we both went flying off the sled and tumbled down the hill. After that we went back inside and played with the new stuff we got for Christmas. Our little cousins came out and we all played together. The next day we went to my older cousins’ house for another Christmas, we made a scavenger hunt for the boys and at the very end they found a bunch of chocolate! Later that night we made an escape room and all the parents had to work together to escape three rooms. And that is my favorite Christmas memory!

My favorite Christmas memory is when we went shopping for presents, played games and went sledding down the hill. These memories were in maybe 2018 or 2019. I do not quite remember the names of the games we played but I think we played a game called Secret Santa! I have a sledding memory too. We live down a hill where you can see the apartments and Shell gas station. I think you’ve probably driven by my house, though, because it’s also near the Co-op and the Trinity Tower. That’s where I go sledding if there’s enough snow, that is. For the shopping part, we have a little mini shop at Hillcrest each year except for 2020. It is where you get to pick two items for your family, friends and loved ones. So, I got two items for my family. We also went shopping at Walmart and other different shops. If I were to pick my most favourite Christmas memory, I would pick the shopping and getting gifts one because it was fun to do and I enjoyed it! Those are my most favorite Christmas memories!

Pheonix Grade 6 My mom works very hard to give us the stuff that we love. She only works part-time and has four kids, so our Christmas is mostly about having fun. We wake up Christmas morning with a couple of presents for each of us under the tree. Angie and I are usually the first ones to wake up. Angie walks upstairs with her earbuds in and a smile on her face, which is very shocking, but sometimes not. Sam comes downstairs so excited and can’t wait to open presents, so he waits for mom to come downstairs, too. Mom finally comes downstairs, usually with her sweatpants on and a cup of coffee in her hands, and then we open presents. Sam goes first because he is the youngest, then me, and Angie at last. I am hoping that we can go sledding this year if it isn’t too cold. Usually Naz comes over in the morning and mom usually has something for him. We all hang out and eventually Naz goes home. Then we drink hot chocolate and hang out with other family members and maybe some friends. I hope my Christmas this year will be exactly like I wrote about.

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I love to go sledding and skiing. I go sledding down a big hill near Westview School. I even go over some jumps and ramps with my sled. Sometimes I get to visit friends, too. I might even go sledding with them too. When it is time to go home, I play video games on my Xbox 1 or Nintendo Switch. I like to play Grand Theft Auto 5 on my Xbox and I have one game for my Nintendo Switch that is called Mortal Combat 11. The best part of winter break is Christmas because we get to buy presents at Walmart. We sometimes watch scary movies at Christmas break. I like winter break.

Skyla

I have family come down and we open presents. Sometimes we even have Christmas dinner. We also like to hang out with each other. Every Christmas morning, we open presents as a family and my auntie and uncle come after with my grandpa to open presents with them. This is one of my favorite Christmas memories. One day on Christmas or around Christmas my sisters, auntie, uncle, mom and I went sledding and we hit a big bump on the hill we were on. We went flying down the hill. Then me, my uncle and auntie went down so fast and we fell. I went with my mom and we went fast down the hill. I had a lot of fun that day with my family even though it was like three years ago. That’s my Christmas memory. I hope you enjoyed reading about it!

Liam Grade 6 It was a nice winter afternoon. My grandpa came over for Christmas. My sister and I both got a lot of presents. I was so excited for Christmas. My school was going to do its annual play. I was very nervous but nailed it. The next morning it was Christmas Eve. I had to do another play at the church; it was cowboy themed. I also nailed that play like a boss. The next morning, I was so excited to open my presents. They were huge, which made it more exciting. I got Godzilla for my last present. Well that is it for my story I wish you all a good night. Merry Christmas!

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When we were still living in the Philippines, we had our New Year there and it was so fun. We play games, watch the fireworks and play a lot of games all night long. Some of our neighbours grab sticks and slam them on the road to make a lot of crazy sounds. Some grab their motorbikes and make lots of noise. A lot of people go to the road and light fireworks. It is fun. Some people grab long bamboo sticks and make stilts and walk around on them. There is a lot of food and we play games. Whoever wins gets a lot of money. It was the best new year ever. I really want to do it again.

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At Christmas, my family goes to my grandma’s. All my grandma’s family gets together to have Christmas. We put their Christmas tree up and put the ornaments on the tree. My grandma and my mom and my aunty would prepare the turkey. My older cousins would get the salads ready and the ham. After we would eat. After eating we would sit on the couch and watch hockey. After the hockey game was done, we would go to bed. We would wake up and have breakfast. After breakfast we would open presents and we would thank Santa and our Moms and Dads and grandparents. zThis is my favorite Christmas tradition.

Rayne Grade 6 What are Christmas traditions? Well, they are something that you do with family or friends. I do mine with my mom and dad; we have this tradition every year! Opening Christmas presents on Christmas morning is a tradition. My favourite memory is every year my mom, dad and I bake cookies. We bake all kinds of cookies. We bake ginger snaps, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and chocolate chip cookies. After they are fresh out of the oven, we try one of each, we get a cold glass of milk to dip the cookies in to test try. My favorite cookies are the classic chocolate chip. They are just the best! I love this tradition because my mom dad and I get to spend a lot of time together when we do this. And who does not like cookies?

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My most favourite Christmas memory is when I first got here. It was around November 28th or so, definitely near Christmas. At exactly 8:00 a.m., December 25th, my mom invited all her friends to come to her and her other friends’ Christmas party. I obviously didn’t want to go, because I was a very, very shy kid. I didn’t have a choice though as my mom forced me – I either had to go or go. The party was fun and everyone was so nice. After one hour it was time to open the gifts. I didn’t want to be rude so I didn’t open my gifts until I was told to. After a long time of waiting I was finally able to open my gifts! The first gift I opened was a Barbie Dream House, I was so happy! I opened some more of my other gifts and I got a lot of stuff, I mean A LOT! I even think I got money from some of the gifts! After the party, I played with some of the gifts I received and I was so happy that in my first ever Christmas in Canada I got that many gifts! This was my best Christmas memory, because where I come from, we celebrate Christmas but don’t usually give gifts. Although my grandparents were not here with me in Canada, Christmas here in Canada is still amazing! That’s why my first Christmas here in Canada is my best and favorite Christmas memory.

Roman Grade 6 Have you ever lost your mom or dad in a grocery store? Well, I have, and this is my experience. I was driving to the store to get some eggnog and other supplies. My mom and I walked into the store and it made that ding dong noise and then it happened. I looked at a candy box and then I looked back, and she was gone. I started walking to see if I could see her, but I couldn’t. I probably looked at every isle. I thought I found her. So, I tugged on her coat and it was the wrong person. I walked away in shame wondering if I would ever see her again. I did, but it was the longest hour of my life.

I am having a good winter so far. For Christmas I would like a remote-control car that can go off-road. Last week I went to Warren, Man., and I brought my quad there. I did a wheelie and lots of donuts. I saw cops but I am too fast, and they did not see me. Over Christmas break I am going back to Warren. The tradition at my dad’s house will be that we get one present on Christmas Eve. I hope it is the RC car! I plan to go on my quad with my dad at Christmas time too. I think it will be a lot of fun. I think I will get to see my cousins while I am there. It is going to be great.

Sydney Grade 6 One of my favorite Christmas memories is when I was in kindergarten and I made a little clay gingerbread man ornament. This is one of my favorite Christmas memories because I still have it hanging on my tree. It is still living. So, when I was in kindergarten, I made this little gingerbread man and I painted it pink and yellow and it was falling apart repeatedly so my dad kept gluing it. One of my other Christmas traditions is I always have a family supper and open presents. My mom, my grandma, my sister, my dad and I go to my grandma’s place for a supper then we would go to our house to open our presents. At our house we have a big Christmas tree that we put all our presents under and open them. I also go to my other grandma and grandpa’s farm every year for Christmas. They sometimes attach a sled onto the quads and pull us around giant slopes and the fields. We also have a Christmas supper and open presents with our whole family and friends. We always play board games and hang out after at my grandma’s house and the farm. Those were some of my favorite Christmas memories and traditions I like to do at Christmas!

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My favourite memory was when my family came for Christmas and gave me a hug and a kiss.

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My favourite Christmas memory is when we got an actual good picture with Ella my dog.

My favourite Christmas memory is I like eating with my family.

My favourite Christmas memory is when I got my puppy Emma. I was so excited to have a dog that I stayed by her side all day. I fell asleep in the garage by her kennel.

Melissa Sclear My favourite Christmas memory was last Christmas because I got extra presents and it was very fun, and there was no Covid-19.

Haley Murphy In 2017, we did a Christmas sleepover at the gym and we watched a gymnastics movie, had snacks and got to sleep wherever we wanted with friends.

Anna Biggs When I was baking cookies with my mom, dad and brothers.

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My favourite Christmas memory is when my elf hid in a jar from my dad’s stinky farts.

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My favourite Christmas memory was when I got to open up a box and it had new pyjamas inside.

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In 2018 I got my very first low bar and high bar kip right before Christmas.

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