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What teens really want for Christmas

December 19, 2000

What teens really want for Christmas

By Joe Arch


Once again the holidays are upon us and the looming question, "What do I get my teen?" has resurfaced. We hoped to find some answers by talking to teens in the journalism class at Williamsport High School.

Here are their responses:

Allison Holmes


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want for Christmas: "Lots of clothes and stuff for my new bedroom."
  • The best gift idea for teens: "A sapphire necklace from my boyfriend."
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "A pajama holder."
Amber Grimes
  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "Pier One Imports bedroom furniture"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Money"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Something that they've outgrown - it's not in anymore."
Eric Williford
  • Age: 16
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "Car stereo"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Money or gift certificates"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Underwear"
Jeremy Vancour
  • Age: 16
  • Grade: 11
  • What I want: "Anything"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "A term paper"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Deodorant"
Julie Shank


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "College money and things for after high school I'll need for college"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Gift certificates"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Clothes, because every person's style is different."
Kira Maravelis


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "A car"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Gift certificates"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Coal and sticks"
Kristine Porac


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "A car"
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Gift certificates"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Coal"
Leilani Peters


  • Age: 18
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "I want my family there, because they all live far away."
  • The best gift idea for teens: "For family just to be there and to see them."
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Giving someone the wrong gift. One that isn't supposed to go to them."
Nicole Ritchey


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "Money for college and a new car."
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Money or CDs"
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Ugly sweaters"
Ross Fox


  • Age: 17
  • Grade: 12
  • What I want: "Special people in my life to realize how much I care."
  • The best gift idea for teens: "Money."
  • The worst gift idea for teens: "Socks or underwear."


-- Joe Arch is a student at Hagerstown Community College.

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