continued “My Christmas wish is to go on a big trip with my family,” the Putnam fifth grader said. “I would like to go to Maine for one week with my family. I want to go over Christmas break. It would be really nice to actually go somewhere and do something memorable with my family. Every time we have gone to Maine it was during the winter. That is when my mom likes to go to Maine. I love going to Maine because we go to the ocean. I find shells everywhere. They are big and about seven or eight inches long. I also want to go to the beach and take some pictures of my family. I would go home and cherish the pictures; I would hang them on my wall.”
Rich Bessey, a junior at Schroon Lake Central School, has a simple wish.
“I wish my parents and family are healthy and happy,” he said.
Brady Olcott and Cassie Provoncha also have family Christmas wishes.
“My Christmas wish this year is for everybody to have the best Christmas ever because I want every body to be happy,” Olcott, a Moriah Central School third grade student, said. “I like to bring smiles and laughter. I don’t want to see fighting. I want to see families together. Don’t cry over the toy you really wanted, be grateful for what else you got. Spending time with your family isn’t that bad. If you believe me, then you will find out on Christmas morning that it is fun spending time with your family. I hope everybody has the best Christmas ever. Merry Christmas.”
“My Christmas wish is my family together because it’s nice,” said Provoncha, another Moriah third grader. “Having my family together is nice because every Christmas we get together to celebrate Christmas wishes. Then my family and I go eat dinner. We love celebrating Christmas. The other thing I like doing with my family is singing Christmas songs. We love each other. And it’s good spending time with each other. Would you imagine having a Christmas without wishes?”