Plus and the Fuss – Issue 2 – D Senior LevelUp – Eleni

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“The Prime Minister is about to pass a law banning Christmas. Write a letter to convince him that Christmas should not be banned.”

Dear Prime Minister,

I am writing to you with regard to your plans to ban Christmas in Greece. I disagree with your decision and I kindly ask you to read this letter carefully and think about your plans again.

First and foremost, Christmas is about celebrating the birth of God, so it is not wise to ban it. That would mean that we are disrespectful to those who believe in Him and most people in Greece do. We should show respect to people’s religion and beliefs even if they are different from ours.

Secondly, Christmas is an opportunity for us to meet those we love and talk to them. Especially the elderly are in need of company and Christmas holidays are the perfect opportunity for their friends and family to visit them and spend some quality time with them.

Furthermore, banning Christmas also means banning all the delicious food that goes along with it. There is a large number of people who like Christmas food so much that they cannot imagine giving it up. Children are the main lovers of Christmas food and they would be disappointed if they
stopped having it.

Children also see Christmas as a break from school, a way to calm their minds and relax. In fact, adults need a break from work too, because too much work without holidays can make someone miserable and unable to keep working. Therefore, it is important to take a break once in a while
and relax.

Last but not least, Christmas is all about childhood memories, customs and traditions. To ban Christmas is to ban all those things we have been enjoying for so many years. If our traditions were forgotten, our life would be monotonous and we would be unhappy.

In conclusion, I think that banning Christmas is not a good idea because people need this holiday break, its traditions and also some time to be together with their loved ones. It is not my decision to make and you can do whatever you consider to be right. However, I really hope I have
convinced you not to ban Christmas.

Most respectfully,

EXTRA:

THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS:

As Christmas is about to come, I am going to share some of my thoughts about it.

At Christmas, schools are closed and all students are very glad. Also, Christmas is a few days before New Year’s Day. So, Christmas holidays is a period of time when we get to relax and spend time with our family and friends.

Why am I writing this article? Well, I think most people don’t understand the meaning of Christmas. It is a religious celebration when we celebrate the birth of our God, Jesus Christ. In fact, Jesus wasn’t born on 25th December, but in early autumn. It is celebrated on 25th December because on this day another Roman celebration existed, the point of which was to attract more people to Christianity. I think most people don’t see it like this.

In my opinion, Christmas has been commercialized for a number of reasons. First and foremost, young kids who have awful singing abilities sing carols in order to earn money so that they can buy a PS4! Some decades ago, only people that had a wonderful voice sang the carols and they didn’t care about the reward. Unfortunately, not only young people see Christmas as a chance to get something they want. All of us care about the presents we are given. At Christmas, we should only offer and think about the others, as Jesus has taught us. Moreover, most shop owners decorate their shops one month before Christmas comes in order to have more customers and make them buy useless things. Finally, at Christmas dinner we are all excited but most of us don’t know why. We like all those Christmas decorations and feel cheerful but we don’t realize what we are celebrating, what to feel happy for.

If you have the opposite point of view and you and your friends haven’t misinterpreted Christmas, tell me. If you consider those values right, give me reasons why. Feel free to express your thoughts whether you agree with me or not.

2018-12-22T23:00:08+00:00