When Christmas Changed Forever

When Christmas Changed Forever

DHS students and teachers share their stories on how they found out the man coming down the chimney wasn’t real By Tyler Woelfel Griffin Fletcher (Senior):  Griffin loves Christmas. He can’t wait for the holidays because of one simple reason: countless gifts. He doesn’t care whether it was Santa or his parents delivering the gifts, he just wanted to embrace the joy of endless mounds of torn wrapping paper. He never listened to his friends when they told him Santa wasn’t real because he loved the holiday so much. He…

Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I’m sorry I have taken a couple years off from writing. Maybe if you had a Twitter account or cell phone I could hit you up with my wish list. I know you are always watching, so if you do see this and have a Twitter follow me @DHS_Squaller. Okay, let’s get down to business. Most of the presents I am asking for this year are going to be pretty tough to wrap. I understand that you are a really busy man, but I would really appreciate if…

The Santa Lie is a Necessary Evil

The Santa Lie is a Necessary Evil

Despite knowing the sad truth, Christmas can still be a magical time By: Ben Daugherty Almost every person I’ve talked to has believed or still believes in Santa Claus. Parents everywhere perpetuate this lie in order to achieve the “holiday spirit”. The same parents that teach their kids to never lie, are lying to their kids’ faces to get them to look forward to Christmas. Santa seems all fine and dandy until one day: the day you find out Santa isn’t real. The day you find out that you’ve sat…

Evolution of Christmas Lists

Evolution of Christmas Lists

As your desired gifts increase in price, make sure your appreciation increases too ‘Tis the season to get out the pen and paper, and to put your thinking cap on to come up with what to want Santa to bring you this year. There were easier times, times when our lists would max out at $250, full of little gimmick toys that cost around $20 each. It was much easier for both us, and our parents’ wallets. I remember being five or six, making my first Christmas list, filling it…

Santa is not the real spirit of the season

Santa is not the real spirit of the season

Disclaimer: If you are under the age of 12, please do NOT read this. I ran downstairs on Christmas morning, seeing presents under the tree and filled stockings.  I frantically searched for the magical present that would be all mine, the one that would say those glorious words: “To Noah, From Santa.” But once I found it and began to open it, I realized what it was. What it had to be. Clothes. What 12-year old wants clothes for Christmas?  I looked closer at the handwriting on the tag. Suddenly,…