Christmas is widely celebrated in our area, and each family has their own take on Christmas stories and traditions. For this reason, this is actually one of the holidays we give the least explanation for; we don’t want to contradict what the child is hearing from their family. Around this time, we often will focus on Grace and Courtesy lessons around giving and receiving gifts or sitting politely at a meal, as these are situations that children are likely to encounter during this time of year. We also enjoy singing songs that fit the season, some more traditional (Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, etc) and some more focused on our loved ones (I Celebrate My Family, Magic Penny). While gifts are never expected, there is a time set aside during this celebration for children to present gifts to staff or the school if their families have chosen to do so.