What Do Gators Want for Christmas?


S. Manku

A Christmas Tree

Christmas is a holiday of gifts and wishes coming true, but what are some people’s wishes here at Green Level? We asked students what they wanted for Christmas, and the most wanted type of item was tech. We asked four students, Ashely Midkiff, Brody Funk, Harper Good, and Ana Costa, about what they want for Christmas. Brody and Ashely wanted tech items while Harper and Ana asked for things like books and a nice christmas dinner. Tech is one of the most expensive christmas gifts to buy at Christmas. It really adds up when you think about how people will usually spend up to $700 on gifts alone. The U.S. alone spends around $465 BILLION on christmas EACH YEAR. That is crazy to understand how much is spent each year on presents, gifts, and other christmas accessories. And yet we still buy gifts and  decorations. The season gives joy to so many people around the world, and we can see this at Green Level. People say they can’t wait until Christmas, and nobody can blame them. This spectacular holiday has been known to bring joy to many, and this year won’t be any different. 

But one can’t forget about the second season that goes on around during the Holiday Season. If you aren’t Jewish, you might not know that Hanukkah is a tradition that goes on for 8 days from the 25th of Kislev to the 2nd of Tevet which is around the same time as people celebrate Christmas. Usually from around the 22nd of December to the 30th of December a Menorah is lit every day for a period of 8 days. These are 8 days of gifts and fun where sometimes a dreidel game is played. This is also known as the festival of lights. Gifts that are usually given are chocolate and candies. We interviewed Gabe Asermely about Hanukkah and he said, “In America, Jewish kids usually get presents because they are jealous of Christan kids getting presents.” Asermely also said that Hanukkah isn’t even one of the most important Jewish holidays yet it is the most well known.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, we hope your celebrations are amazing!