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Christmas Essay Examples

Although It Is a Ghost Story, a Christmas Carol Is an Uplifting Tale

...Dickens message to readers, The Cratchit family and Scrooges nature are all vital in the fulfilling and uplifting story of A Christmas Carol. The heart felt theme and comic element are all used well in order to inspire and influence the readers emotions towards each character. Dickens has achieved this using gothic literature and the ghostly features of the story. Overall, the author has used the learning of appropriate lessons to inspire and uplift the reader. Why has the title A Christmas Caro...

One of the Main Messages in “a Christmas Carol” Is That Love Elevates and Money Corrupts. Discuss.

...He based his morality and life purely on money; greed and gain were his most prominent qualities. Love was a mere inkling of what was in Scrooge. His nephew Fred can be described as an outstanding foil to Scrooge, Fred was poor but lived a comfortable life; whereas Scrooge was rich and corrupt. “Though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe it has done me good”, Fred commended Christmas even if there was no profit in it, whilst Scrooge condemned its every quality ...

Halloween & Christmas? Similar or Different?

...Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians celebrate Christmas Day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of their religion. Popular customs include exchanging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, attending church, sharing meals ...

Trio by Edwin Morgan

...The tone of the poem is joyful and optimistic partly due to specific words Edwin Morgan has chosen. Edwin Morgan uses repetition in this poem to make repeated parts stand out as memorable and important. Using repetition also emphasises his opinion of how special this occasion was. Morgan repeats the phrase ‘under the Christmas lights’ later in the poem, doing this brings us back to the start of the poem where it is first said and it reminds us of the uplifting spirit of the young people. He ...

Day After Tomorrow Reaction Paper

...Like in first Year and Second Year, in every month we have activity we celebrated. During June 12 that was a Parade for Independence Day the venue was in Plaza Magsaysay up to Boulevard. In July, that the time again for celebrating Nutrition Month, we made again a booth to display our vegetables and fruits that we bring and to compete also who had a booth has beautiful and clean. And there was also a Program on stage contest for Poster-Making. And in August that was a Buwan Ng Wika, there was a...

My Favorite Holiday

...The presents under the Christmas tree along with congratulations from everyone in the street allows the person to feel himself young and full of strength, like in the days of youth when everything was possible and no worries could frighten him. The last but not least thing about Christmas is its beauty, especially when it is accompanied with a heavy snow. The outside decorations of the streets and the presence of the Christmas trees everywhere makes the holiday look very perfect When seeing this...

Scrooge Presentation in ‘a Christmas Carol’

...In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Dickens intelligently conveys a deeper moral message via a simple story. By using emotional engagement, the reader is encouraged to alter his actions in the real world, rather than being preached to about what is the right thing to do. After reading this book I have questioned my own generosity, and I believe this was Dickens’ main intention. He wanted his readers to consider how charitable they were, and Dickens was somewhat telling the wealthy Victorians to be pro...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

...Stop me if you've heard this one: "I can't stand the Christmas season. Initially they begin calling it Xmas, then you have actually got this Santa fellow who is generally a middle-man between the toy companies and the gullible household that purchases $20 pieces of plastic crap for their newly-greedy brats. Now It's A Fantastic Life, as if it weren't long enough in the very first location, now reaches legend percentages while being cut off every 1.5 minutes by an ad for, most properly, Crown Roy...

Michael Gow's "Away"

...Staging will always enhance the audience's understanding of what is happening on a stage. The reader/audience member's perspective of the play is always changed through Stage Directions, Characterisation, Music, Lighting, Special Effects and use of space. Earlier, Gore Vidal's quote, "A talent for Drama is not a talent for writing, but an ability to articulate human relationships", was mentioned. When analysing Vidal's quote, it can be interpreted that Vidal meant that a playwright did not just ...

Christmas Celebration

...Anyway, we all compare our scores at the end of the competition to see who wins a gift card to any store of their choice. The thing is, not everyone goes home empty – handed. Everyone wins a gift card too, but those don’t hold as much money as the grand prize. My family’s Christmas celebrations are the best! It’s great to see everyone having fun for once, rather than arguing about problems! I love the aura that everyone gives off with the smiles and laughter in the atmosphere! It’s the...

Christmas, my favorite holiday

...The stores are so beautifully decorated and very festive. I can easily get carried away, with spending so much money. I must admit the thought of spending too much money hardly comes to mind. I can just picture of look on the faces, of my family and that brings me so much joy. Some, gifts I have picked out and purchased months ahead of time, either through catalogs, or shopping a little early, when stores have sales. Others, I struggle to decide what gift to purchase, even up to the very last mi...

Christmas vs Thanksgiving

...Yes, Christmas and Barbie had my heart at one point in my life, and I would have considered anyone a foe who spoke out against my beloved presents; however, it’s nice to see that I now am mature enough to say that all I want for Christmas is for my family to be together. Going off to college in less than a year, I no longer take family time for granted, and I don’t think I ever will again. We live in such a material world and it makes me sad to see Christmas, a truly beautiful holiday, turne...

A Model of Christian Charity

...At the end of his covenant, Winthrop discusses what will happen if the puritans were to break the covenant. If the puritans were to break the covenant then the Lord will strike them down for not keeping the covenant. Winthrop explains that Massachusetts would be a city on a hill in which people would admire and look up to. Not one that breaks the covenant and disobeys God, rather one that praises him. The puritans need to be a beacon of light to the world and show others the way to Christ. Afte...

Christmas Eve

...Christmas decorations activities: Outdoor light displays and other decorating traditions have created Christmas activities of their own. Lights and banners maybe hung along the streets, music played from speakers, and Christmas trees placed in prominent places. Many Sunday schools, churches and communities organize special events. These can include decorating the neighborhood or a shopping mall, putting up a Christmas tree and planning a Nativity display, concert or performance. Some groups arra...

My hobby

...I want to continue my favourite hobbies till the end of my life. They would keep me busy, happy and away from all tensions of the daily life. My parents always promote me to continue my all hobbies. They become so happy when I take my problems in easy way and try to solve them without getting anger and tension. My mom says that gardening is a good hobby than other ones; it blesses us because we give life to someone through watering and planting new plants. From my childhood I work daily in my ga...

Public Holidays And Celebrations

...Morris dancers wear different clothes depending on the part of the country in which they dance. They are often dressed in white with coloured baldrics (coloured belts) across their chests. Maypole Dancing is a traditional May Day dance. On May Day, people used to cut down young trees and stick them in the ground in the village to mark the arrival of summer. People danced around the tree poles in celebration of the end of winter and the start of the fine weather that would allow planting to begi...

Theme of a Christmas Carol

...Fred represents good humor, cheer, and celebration, while Fezziwig is a kind hearted, generous and spirited employer and friend. Tiny Tim is also courageous and boisterous in his battle with his malady, and the Crachit family, despite their lack of wealth, still believed that God had and would continue to provide them with whatever they needed. However, Scrooge ignores his fellowmen and becomes a very selfish and hateful man. He eventually learns the lessons of Christmas spirit and good will thr...

Broken Homes

...The symptoms include lazing around, slacking off, and developing grade apathy. That would not be a good thing, especially since our parents are Santas (shh, don?t tell them I know). As for all of you, be happy with the shallow merry-making for now, because we Filipinos are not going to find merriment in having Spanish priests running the country this Christmas. Maybe next year we won?t lose our voice amid the injustices, like Tata Selo in ?El Filibusterismo.? Like Juli and Tales, maybe next year...

The Little Match Girl

...But in the corner, at the cold hour of dawn, sat the poor girl, with rosy cheeks and with a smiling mouth, leaning against the wall--frozen to death on the last evening of the old year. Stiff and stark sat the child there with her matches, of which one bundle had been burnt. "She wanted to warm herself," people said. No one had the slightest suspicion of what beautiful things she had seen; no one even dreamed of the splendor in which, with her grandmother she had entered on the joys of a new yea...

Secrets by Tim Winton

...It was traditionally roast beef or goose; although it’s common to have turkey now, roast of vegetables. Dessert is often Christmas pudding, mince pies and lots of chocolates are often eaten as well. The dinner table is decorated with a Christmas Chacker for each person and sometimes flowers and candles. To sum up, it is a very nice celebration and they have a different way to celebrate obviously because they came from other culture. I think that it could be a good idea to teach in a class so w...

Character Analysis a Christmas Carol Fezziwig

...Fezziwig is a vital, key character in Scrooges transformation, used by Dickens as a FOIL against the character of Scrooge, shown to him by the Ghost of Christmas Past, contrasting the two types of rich, the one who shows kindness and generosity, reaping the rewards, by seeing the gratitude and fulfilment of happiness that brings, by giving to others. The other was on the opposite side like Scrooge, being lonely and bitter, with all the wealth in the world, yet a smile never breaking out onto the...

Creative Nonfiction by Jhoanna Lynn Cruz

...I do not know how to comfort her, except to keep saying that we had all done the best we could at the time; that we are always trying to do the right thing; that despite what happened, or perhaps because of it, we will always be a family. Of a kind. We are, after all, inextricably linked by a timeless story and “sapay koma. ” Each of us in this story nurtures a secret wish to have done things differently – to have been kinder, more understanding of each other’s quirks and shortcomings. B...

Holiday: Parking Lot and Busy Saturday Morning

...Everyone wanted to come out as the gun shot became louder. I could see people falling down and gasping for air, with slides of glasses everywhere. The place was a complete disaster! The police and the paramedics arrived at the scene and within minutes they were able to secure the area, help the helpless and transport the injured. It was later understood that some thieves tried buggling a jewel shop in the broad day light but was unlucky as the alarm went off. Releasing it would an end for them; ...

Compering Script

...Now we have the choir singing Deck the Halls which shows the spirit of the season. We are all excited decorating our house and our children too are excited to decorate their Christmas tree. Let’s join them as they dance around the tree. Please give them a good round of applause. It is indeed a pleasure to see our children dance. Nativity is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels. It depicts the Christmas story, in which Joseph and Mary, travel to Bethlehem, where Jesus i...

Christmas - 8th Grade Expository Example

...Spending time with all of my family over Christmas Break is a great time that is very special to me…and getting little gifts is an added bonus! Just like most people I know, I think Christmas is the best holiday ever! Having such a long time off from school is a much-needed break in the middle of the school year. Because the break is so long, my family can fit in time to fly back home to Pennsylvania to have some fun playing in the snow. The fun continues indoors with family games and gifts, a...

A Christmas Carol

...After Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts, he realises that money isn’t everything and that family do matter. Dickens changes his description of Scrooge from the way he described him at the start of the book, as he changes from cold weather descriptive words, to warmer and friendlier words. An example to this is when Dickens describes Scrooge as ‘He was so flustered and so glowing with his good intentions’. Flustered and glowing both give the audience a more friendlier and warmer feel t...

Powder - Story Analysis

...This will have to be a fast one. ” Expressed by the father give the reader, a sense of urgency and you can visualize this character on the slope with the proper expression. Then the line “My father in his forty-eighth year, rumpled, kind, bankrupt of honor, flushed with certainty. He was a great driver. ” As expressed by the POV Character kind of brings it all together. The characters were alive from the beginning of this story and it was due to the really good characterization that was do...

Gift Giving

...Every hugs and thank you from them make us cry. They really touched our hearts. We can’t imagine that in a simple party and simple gifts can make them happy. We feel so happy especially when we hear a child said “ Ngayon lang ako naging masaya ng ganito”. Every message that we receive from them like “ ate maraming salamat po” , “ kuya babalik kayo ha”. And as they hug and kiss us we feel that they really need more care and love that’s why we decided that every Christmas we are go...

The Nightmare Before Christmas Film

...The styling and directing of “The Nightmare before Christmas” was uncommon and it took up to three years to complete it. Henry Selick’s stop-motion animation made an amazing film. Tim Burton and Henry Selick thought bringing “The Nightmare before Christmas” into the 3-D world was bad idea but later was impressed on how well it looked and was happier that the movie was left like it was in 1993 flaws and all. In all the film became huge, widely known and popular. The Christmas/Halloween ...

An Unforgettable Holiday: Little Red Bike

...And of course, Grandpa helped me in my first laps. But this time he could not run, though it was ok with me, I was soon pedaling all by myself. Grandpa still needed his nap, not me anymore. So I would wait for him very quietly, until he would wake up to take me for another ride around the block. This time, we took him to the park to kick some balls, but he would complain Miami was way too hot, he needed to sit down and watch us play. There is a saying that says: “all good things come to an end...

Shopping During Christmas

...Turning to the lady who was just behind me in the lineup and asking if i could have my spot back she angrily told me that i had stepped out of line and that it wasn't my spot. At this point i was so frustrated i left the mall as quickly as i could. Running into a few people as i quickly left, many people were looking for good deals and low prices. As i finally got out of the mall i quickly to the car as i could. I learned the hard way that day that I shouldn’t leave things last minute like sho...

Holidays at Home

...In the land of his birth a student will be more relaxed and better rested for his up coming return to the mundane world of university. However, this also means that he will not have access to the school library and other resources of the university. Then again, the internet will help bridge that gap. Finally, with so many relatives and friends to catch up with the foreign student may not be to find time to study at all. When he returns he may find himself completely unprepared to face his profes...

Holidays & Christmas Carnivals

...That was impressive: we were dancing and having pretty good time! The last Christmas I spent in a ski mountain camp with my university friends. We went to one of the ski resorts in Colorado and had some great Christmas vacations on the opened air! I think that it is wonderful to celebrate Christmas holiday in a new way every year. That is how I can recreate myself, have some perfect rest and get ready for a new year, and also receive many positive emotions and different unforgettable impressions...

Jacob Marley

...Although impressive, Jacob Marley's entrance was quite alarming and younger children found it quite scary, especially along with the chains on his wrists and ankles acting as the chains binding him to hell. Compared the quietness of the room before, this huge explosion of noise is very effective. He comes to warn scrooge and is desperate to get the message to him, we can tell this by the way in which he attempts to get closer to him but the chains stop him, there is also wind blowing against him...

A miserly person

...The poor have less money but are happy, whereas Scrooge has more money but is miserable. This is to encourage society to be more charitable - by showing that giving will not only help the poor, but also help the wealthy live a happier and more satisfying life. When Dickens introduces the three spirits, the readers see a rapid change in Scrooge almost from the moment the first arrives, which starts the process of changing the attitudes of society. As Scrooge has been described to be one of the cr...

Compare Dickens' portrayal of Scrooge in Stave 1

...In Stave 1, Scrooge is very miserly towards the poor, however in Stave 5 Scrooge has a complete turn around in the way that he treats the poor. This also leads to some wealthy people in the real world to change their perspective of the poor at the time. This is very important to Dickens considering that he came from a very poor family but Dickens didn't stop there, he went on to fight for free education for everyone. The moral of the novel is that everyone, rich or poor, is equal and this messag...

The Ghost of Christmas past

..."A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still. " Scrooge feels sorry for himself as the lonely schoolboy. "... Scrooge sat down upon a form, and wept to see his poor forgotten self as he used to be. " With all the excitement of seeing his old school and his friends Scrooge became a different man, he was nothing like he was when he was working. "... to see his heightened and excited face; would have been a surprise to his business friends in the city. " The Ghost of Christmas P...

A frosty rime

...This quotation shows that they have no respect for this man and makes us pity him. In the final stave there is a lot of humour behind Scrooge. He has become a kind, giving, joyful man, "I am as light as a feather, as happy as an angel, as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. " This quotation makes us laugh at Scrooge, but also with him. The reader shifts his emotions and sympathies for Scrooge from disliking him at the beginning of the book, to not being bothered what happens to...


FAQ about Christmas


❓ Christmas Carol-‘Fear Is the Only Motivator for Scrooge. It Is When the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Shows Him His Lonely Grave That He Decides to Change.’

...The ghost try’s to scare him by showing him and it doesn’t work probably because the way I defined that moment was Scrooge didn’t show any change about Belle. In my opinion you can regret the past and forget it but you’re going to regret it m ...

❓ Why I Like Christmas

...I have listed two good reasons why I like Christmas above all holidays, but the main reason actually is because of the family. See most people have family all over the place so when the holiday comes around they all meet up and they all get full of j ...

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