My Family’s Half-Christmas Celebration

By Cecelia Davis, Kid Editor-in-Chief, age 11

Have you ever celebrated your half-birthday? Well, on June 25, 2020, my mom read on Facebook that it was half-Christmas and she wanted to celebrate it. My mom suggested that we should all listen to Christmas music, draw Christmas drawings, watch Christmas movies, and bake Christmas cookies.

My mom put a Christmas CD in the speakers. We listened to festive Christmas music and had a miniature dance party. My brother, Henry, has a lot of Christmas spirit. He loves borrowing my dad’s CD player and dancing and singing along to Christmas music, even if it’s nowhere near Christmas. Henry turned up the music super loud and danced to it.

My mom put some sugar cookies on a pan (they are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free, on account of my brother Elliott has many allergies, but still taste very good) and put them in the oven for the recommended amount of time. She also made a delicious frosting glaze out of powdered sugar, vanilla powder, coconut milk, and green food coloring.

When the cookies were done my mom put glaze on them and we waited to eat them. Then we watched episodes of Punky Brewster (that’s a show my mom introduced us to from when she was a kid–she has all the seasons on DVD) that had to do with Christmas while we ate the cookies. The cookies were very good.

We had time where we could read, write, or draw. I didn’t draw anything Christmassy (I want to be an author when I grow up and was working on the fourth book in a series of books that I can’t publish because I used characters from other things) but some of my siblings did. My brother Owen was drawing characters from one of his favorite video games, but my sister Theresa drew a wonderful snowman drawing and my brother Henry drew a snowman that was driving.

When my dad came home from work, we had burgers and hashbrowns for dinner and we watched A Charlie Brown Christmas. We watch it every Christmas season and always enjoy it. Every time we watch it my dad says he wants it to be Christmas that exact day! I feel the same way (and to be honest, I kind of feel that way every time I hear the word Christmas).

That is how my family celebrated half-Christmas. Now I can’t wait for it to be Christmas again! I love the Christmas season!