Christmas Eve: The Most Wonderful Day of the Year


Hana Dixon, Staff Writer

          On December 24th the world is in preparation for the second-best day of the year, Christmas Eve. Some may automatically say that Christmas Day is superior, but when you stop and think about each day, it is clear to see which is better. The excitement of Christmas Eve is felt worldwide. People of all ages are waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus. The shopping is done, the stress is gone, and the holiday spirit is still in full swing. On Christmas Day there is the possibility of disappointment in gifts, the holiday is over, and there is much traveling to visit relatives.

          One reason why Christmas Eve is better is because everyone’s shopping is done, and there is far less stress. Parents can breathe again knowing that all that’s left to do is wait for the kids to wake up from their “long winter’s nap.” The holiday spirit is still thriving. Everyone is still in the mood of the holidays and it feels like the season is nowhere near over. On Christmas Day, the best part happens first. Once it’s over, you have to wait another year. You open your gifts in the morning, and the rest of the day is spent visiting relatives and people who tell you that you’ve grown, but you can’t remember the last time you have seen them. On the other hand, on Christmas Eve, the excitement lasts all day. You can’t wait to get dressed, visit some family and friends, and then get to lay down in your bed and read “The Night Before Christmas”.

          As the holiday comes closer, and everyone is looking forward to Christmas, think about how you feel on Christmas Eve. Both days are magical and filled with holiday cheer, but one is better than the other. The entire Christmas season only comes once a year, so enjoy the whole month while it lasts. Even though Christmas Eve will be the best. Happy Holidays!