Letters to the Editor

'I don't feel excitement'

Editor: Re: Jim McGregor’s column, “Stop to remember the excitement,” (The Times, Dec. 1).

I don’t feel any excitement about Christmas, because in my home country, we don’t really celebrate Christmas. But we did put on the lights and that was six years ago.

It actually depends on what kind of family you are in, some families don’t even care about it.

I knew there was no Santa when I was small. I heard the story of Santa, but he did not exist and that’s what my friends told me.

When I came to Canada three years ago, streets were colourful and beautiful. Snow fell down from the sky; it melted when it touched my skin. “I love Christmas” was all I could say.

The sadness is when I got back to school, and my teacher asked me “How did you celebrate your Christmas?” I said nothing, because we didn’t really celebrate it. Now, I am a teenager, and I don’t feel any excitement. I don’t need gifts, but I do feel excited for the Christmas break.

Tiffany Chen,

Surrey

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