This is the easiest challenge of the year. Write about Christmas -- Christmas past, Christmas present, or Christmas future.
If you’ve posted something in the past that you think is your best work regarding Christmas, feel free to post it again.
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write something about Christmas.
Discuss the difference between saying “Happy Holidays” and “Merry Christmas.”
Write about the evolution of the Christmas tree as part of the celebration of Christmas.
Compare Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas.
Write about decorating a Christmas tree when you were young.
Write about decorating a Christmas tree now that you’re older and, perhaps, do it for or with younger children.
Tell us about the best or worst Christmas present you ever received (or didn’t receive).
Get weird. You’re Krakor 457, a cyborg in the 35th century, and are trying to figure out this “Christmas thing” the few remaining humans keep talking about.
Watch Out For:
If you don’t believe in Christ or the traditional meaning of Christmas, it’s all right to express your beliefs but, please, don’t disrespect those who do believe.
In a like manner, if you believe in Christ and the traditional meaning of Christmas, don’t disrespect those who do not.
Similar to last week, there were many different takes on this challenge. You will find it interesting to read each of the following posts.
(Saturday Writing Essential) What is a woman? By Pam Brittain
Saturday Writing Essential - What is Woman? By Allen H.
SatWE - Women, thou art great! By subroto s s.
What is a woman?satgwe by karen vaughan
Woman (Version 2.1) (saturday Writing Essential) by Len Maxwell
Woman is Life ~ for Friday Writing Essential by JOHN BECK
Submissions to Previous Challenges:
It's Tough Being a Short guy - SWE - Saturday Writing Essentials by Elsie Duggan
SatWe...WHAT ARE MEN?....12.11.2011....Barbara H.... by Barbara H.
Weekly reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
- Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: Using prose or poetry, write something about Christmas.
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
- I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.