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The most wonderful time of the year

December 24, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

What's the best part about the holidays?

It's not all about the cool stuff you find under the tree, according to the third-graders in Miss Anne Loving's class at Paramount Elementary School, north of Hagerstown.

Here's what they had to say when posed the question: What's the best part about the holidays?

Children's photos by Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

"It's kind of fun because you can enjoy your family and stuff, and you can play with your friends, just enjoying how good it is."

- Christopher Smith, 8

"Well, celebrating with family, doing kind of special things and having fun with your family."

- Shane Thrailkill, 8

"I like seeing my family and little kids opening presents, like my brother and sister opening their stockings because they're all excited about Santa Claus."

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- Anna Scheck, 8

"Well, just getting together with family and stuff. Waking up Christmas morning and seeing presents under the tree."

- Natalie Miller, 8

"Celebrating the birth of Jesus. I like to go to church and sing a lot of Christmas songs. I also like (that) every year at my church we have this Christmas musical thing, and this year I'm in it."

- Natalie Robinson, 8

"Really, giving goods out and presents. Good cakes, good kinds of food. And it's snowy, so you can go out and make snowmen."

- John Emswiler, 8

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