(Day 25) Shannon Mathew
“Secret Santas have always been a generally horrible experience. One time in the second grade, I had a boy for secret Santa and had absolutely no idea what to get him, so I thought a box of chocolates would be nice. Except that the poor kid turned out to be allergic to peanuts, so he was the only one without a present. I guess ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ doesn’t apply to that guy.
Funny story-I saw that kid the other day for the first time since elementary school…he remembers the whole thing”
(Day 23) Grace Mathew
Nina: Does Santa Claus exist?
Grace: He definitely does, that’s not even a question.
(Day 21) Joel Thomas and Benson Samuel
Joel: Last Christmas I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away.
Benson: God gave us hands for one use: ADHI!
(Day 15) Luisa Vergara
“My favorite Christmas memory was when I was five or six and me and my brother up after 12am and we immediately went for presents. We didn’t even wake up our parents.”
(Day 13) Shaina Mathew
Shaina: “I give really good gifts only to get really bad ones in return. I’m not kidding. I got socks one time. I love socks but like the fuzzy good quality ones, not like ones with words on it like “oh great” or weird stuff. One of my friends who I really liked, I gave her a full out present, I gave her a snow globe, I gave her all this stuff. Mind you I was in second grade, I wasn’t really creative with my gifts but I still gave her a pretty good gift. And she gave me socks. My parents were like, ‘Is that why you gave her all of this, to get socks?'”
Joel: “One time I got a pack of gum and then they ate it- they didn’t even give it to me.”
(Day 3) Cate Larsen
“One year everybody gave me socks. And I mean everybody. I was getting decorated socks, toe socks, glittery socks, glittery decorated toe socks. I don’t know if it was a hint or coincidence but I had to pretend I loved them all and now I have a big bag of Christmas socks.”