Christmas vs. Halloween

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Lacey Willingham
Mr. Nemmers
English Composition 1
30 October 2013
Jack-O-Lanterns or Christmas Trees? Holidays are a time where families can come together and celebrate things that mean a lot to them. Spending time with your family is important to folks and holidays are the perfect way to gather the whole family up to celebrate something special. Every year we have tons of fun giving and receiving from others. Being a kid, the best part of all is receiving. Whether it be candy or video games or maybe even some socks from mom, it’s amazing no matter what. All holidays are exciting to me but two of my favorite are Christmas and Halloween. But which holiday is the best? Almost all holidays have fictional characters that represent them. Let’s start with Christmas. The absolute best part of Christmas for me was waiting to hear that big fat man in the red suit in my living room; Santa Clause of course! We would make “reindeer food” at school with oats and glitter and throw it in our yard at night. I remember so well throwing the food handful by handful saying each of the reindeer’s names as I threw it across the grass. “Here’s for you, Rudolph.” “..And this is for you Comet!” I think all kids have this image of the North Pole in their minds. I could always picture Mrs. Clause baking and all of the elves building toys up there. It makes the idea of Christmas that much more exciting. Halloween, on the other hand, has an entirely different approach. These characters are a lot more intimidating. A great deal of these fictional characters are also followed by a scary story, like The Headless Horseman galloping on his horse looking for a new head to call his own! When I think about Halloween I think of the Hocus Pocus witches flying by on their broomsticks in the sky, ghost flying creeping around corners, black cats running across the streets, and monsters hiding underneath my bed. Putting all of these characters into this holiday makes it so amusing and really

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