Sonam Khemlani, Contributor
WHEN I think of Christmas, I think of candy, smiles of little girls and boys, Christmas trees, stockings, Santa Claus, reindeer and a big, red, heavy sack and all the little desires spinning around in a child's head.
I think of cool weather (and maybe even snow), Christmas carolling, brilliant lights and beautiful, vivid decorations.
But, unfortunately, this year is going to be different - a big difference - because this year, Christmas is cancelled!
That is correct, no Christmas this year, no Christmas at all.
This year, Christmas has been snatched and pushed off a cliff and is now gone.
CONVINCED BY THE GRINCH
Who has done this you ask?
Well, Santa Claus has - Santa and the Grinch himself.
The Grinch has convinced Santa Claus that Christmas is a waste of time, breath and work.
He has convinced Santa Claus that, instead of making toys for children who wait patiently and wonder what they will have in their stockings on Christmas Day, to help him make a mansion for themselves.
And I, personally, thought Santa loved us! Not only has the Grinch convinced Santa but his elves also.
How dare he do that, how dare he! Now we have nothing but empty stockings and under the Christmas trees are also empty.
And you would think he would stop there, but he has gone further to get Santa's elves to steal Christmas trees, stockings, Christmas lights, decorations and has sunk lower, to steal candy!
Every night, at least 700 Christmas trees are stolen, and sometimes more. Along with the trees, other decorations and candy are stolen.
It brings me sorrow and anger to say Christmas is gone.
All factories and companies have stopped producing Christmas decorations and candy, for all their machinery has suddenly vanished through thin air.
All children refuse to get out of bed, all they do is put their bed sheets over their head, shove their head in their pillows and sulk all day long.
They won't go outside of their bedrooms, much less their houses. They have stopped laughing and screaming as they used to run about.
They never thought Santa would betray them, never! They thought of him as a friend, who brought toys and joy to the world.
But instead they think of him as a mean principal who owns the world as if he would be the head of a school and is not fond of children and wants to punish them for not doing anything to him, except being grateful to him and leaving milk and cookies for him in case he gets hungry on his journey around the world.
Parents have tried everything, from buying what is left of the candy to shouting at their children that it is not the end of the world because Christmas is cancelled. But I guess they just don't understand the meaning of Christmas for children.
Everyone, especially parents, have been mailing Santa Claus to bring back Christmas, but never once has he replied.
Well, as a conclusion, this may be the year that Christmas is cancelled (including the spirit) which apparently, has been washed down the drain all because of the Grinch, Santa Claus and his elves.
I am sorry to say that this might be the end of Christmas, not only this year, but maybe even forever!
Sonam Khemlani is a 12-year-old grade seven student at Immaculate Conception High School in St. Andrew.