by Jeremy Britton
Most everybody who decorates for Christmas starts with the tree—that’s the big centerpiece of most households during the season. But there are many different ways to decorate for Christmas. The tree is the most obvious thing to decorate. What are some of the other things people here at Pittsford High School do to decorate the house, inside and out?
One way to decorate through the blow-up decorations that people put outside (or inside) of their house. “I have some inflatables of Olaf and Elsa. We also have a train and Mickey Mouse, and we also put a star on the barn and a light that has snowmen and snowflakes that go in circles,” says Mrs. Monahan.
Senior Wyatt Fish has a regular light show in his house. “We put up a little lamp on the inside on the top of a stand, or sometimes we hang it from the ceiling and it shoots crazy lights that are all sorts of different colors. The pattern of the lights are never the same, so it’s really confusing. And to be honest it hurts your eyes,” complains Wyatt.
Freshman Robert Pitzen decorates a winter staple—a snowman. “We have to put a very large snowman in our front yard and put a lot of lights on the outside of it so it outlines it a night. Because we live so far off the road we have to do this so the people can see it and show that we just don’t do anything,” explains Robert.
Some people have some very unorthodox ways of decorating, such as not doing any of the decorating inside. “We put everything on the outside of my house because my mom does not like the clutter in the house, and the mess that all the kids and grandkids will make, so we do it on the enclosed front porch,” explains Jon Killman. Trevor Stockford thinks similarly, saying “The only thing that I decorate is my front porch. I put up some lights and a stupid Santa that has lights on it. And my mom does the whole Christmas tree because she is a perfectionist,” said Trevor.
New teacher Mr. Seiser recalls how his mom used to decorate.”When I was younger we lived in a very large, almost Victorian, house that my mom went all-out on in the inside with way more than just a tree and lights. And with my mom being an OCD freak, everything was always very clean and in order,” remembers Mr. Seiser.
There’s really no wrong way to decorate, as long as you’re sharing that holiday joy and festiveness!