Holiday stories by Powell River students: Grade seven

After Christmas

Tristan Somers
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The moon was bright and everything was calm.

The last child was in bed, tucked in by his mom.

But in the calm snowy night, there was a sense of unease;

A feeling of anxiety swept in with the breeze.

Not far from here, a little girl was in bed.

« What does Santa do after Christmas? » she said.

Very far away, in the chilly and snowy North Pole,

we meet a very happy Santa who had just reached his goal.

« Good job, my elves, we have done well this year! »

the jolly Christmas elf said, with great big cheer.

But as the elves were celebrating, his ear perked and twitched;

the little girl was up in bed, staring at the window, bewitched.

Santa knew she wasn’t satisfied, something must be done.

« All right, my elves, have a good rest, but I’ve gotta run! »

So, he spinned, span, and spun, bringing himself to her door.

He walked into the bedroom, his feet softly thumping on the carpet floor.

The girl was surprised from Santa’s sudden apparition

« Come quickly now, we must go on a mission! »

He held her hand, and they quickly disappeared.

Only to land in the workshop, Santa wiping the snow off his beard.

The girl was amazed and started exploring all the nooks and crannies

The smell of milk and cookies reminded her of her grannies.

All of the elves were eating and celebrating, even the reindeer were sated.

The girl was content, her curiosity abated.

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A Miracle on Christmas

Erin Brander
Kelly Creek Community School

My Mom was diagnosed with cancer five months ago. We don’t have any news on when she’s coming home, or if she’ll even be coming home. My sister, Lucia and I go up to the hospital every weekend to see if she’s feeling better, every week we leave with the same answer: don’t worry, I’m fine.

It’s Christmas Eve, we’re all sitting around the tree, my Dad, my sister and I. It just didn’t feel the same without Mom there, urging us to “eat more cookies, you’re just skin and bone” or my personal favourite “Fredrich, five cookies is enough. Stop being a bad example for the girls,” she said that when Dad ate too many sugar cookies.

At ten-thirty the phone rang. “I wonder who that could be, calling so late on Christmas,” wondered my dad as he walked over to answer the phone. “Hello… yes this is him…  Really? Okay we’ll be there right away… thank you so much… yes, Goodbye.” Lucia and I looked at each other with raised eyebrows, wondering what that was about. “Girls, I’ll be back in half an hour. I just have to pick up something,” my Dad said as he pulled on his big winter coat.

When Dad walked through the door twenty minutes later Lucia and I were there, ready to bombard him with questions. But before we could even open our mouths, Mom walked in. “I’m home girls, and here to stay,” she said. It truly was a Christmas miracle.

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My elf on the shelf

Annie North
Westview Elementary School

Me and my sister were decorating the tree and my elf on the shelf was nowhere to be found. But one day the mailman came. I got the mail. I went back inside and I looked at the card and what do you know, it was my elf on the shelf. He was in the Amazon Rainforest. By the way, my elf on the shelf has a snowman sidekick! It was really cool because on Christmas morning my elf on the shelf was on a mini sleigh. There were giant stuffies. I got a trolls stuffy and my sister got an emoji stuffy. After that me and my sister opened our presents.

The end.

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Only one chance

Alicia-Tyra Nwaeze
Assumption School

“Yo, Carlos,” said Jason. It was Christmas that day. Carlos, Harry, Penny (me), Ling Hua, Rebecca, and Jason were in Carlos’ living room. We all chose to walk over to Carlos’ house instead of spending time at home with our families. We were taking turns playing Snakes and Ladders and Carlos was winning every game. Thirty minutes after that we chose to watch TV since we were in Carlos’ living room. A news reporter popped up on the TV and said, “Only 1 hour until the meteor hits Earth and ends all life on it.” Jason looked at the TV in disbelief. “This will never happen. It’s probably just fake news.”

“Let’s check outside,” Ling Hua said. Rebecca opened the door just in the hallway.

“OMG,” she screamed. “Look at the sky my dudes!”

Harry shouted. “It’s red and green.” I couldn’t believe this was all happening on Christmas. Standing beside me was Carlos and he was praying but quietly. I was just about to do the same but Santa had appeared. “Take these lockets kids. No time to waste.” We all took the lockets and transformed into superheroes, and flew into the sky. Our mission was to stop the asteroid from hitting Earth. It was hard though. Lots of them were falling and we really had to dodge them. Eventually we found the meteor and put our hands against it and pushed. Then it exploded and we were relieved. And then and finally we returned back home and danced to Christmas songs. THE END.

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