December 16 – Christmas at School
What did you or your ancestors do to celebrate Christmas at school? Were you ever in a Christmas Pageant?
I don't recall any pageants, as such, no major over-arching production. However, there was always some sort of Christmas Concert, whether it was the kids singing in earlier years, or for Band or Choir or Orchestra for later years. Of course, family would be invited, and cookies served, and we often did some sort of skit or other.
Lately, everything seems to be "holidays" themed, and not Christmas. Especially here, as we've had one of the larger immigrant populations of Somalis in the United States grow up within the last few years. I can see where school administrators would have problems forcing one holiday over others, but I think making it generic hurts all of them. They like to celebrate diversity, or so they say, so why not celebrate all of the holidays by having those who follow them do what they do for their particular holiday?
I must be getting cantankerous in my old age...
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