Oak Ridge kindergarteners share their Christmas ideas

Kindergarten students from Oak Ridge Elementary School shared their thoughts about some Christmas traditions on Monday.

Madison Presley
FT: Can you name Santa’s reindeer?
Madison: Dasher, Prancer, Vixen.
FT: Is there one…?
Madison: Rudolph, Cupid, Donner.
FT: Do you know what reindeer eat?
Madison shakes her head.
FT: What about the elves, what do you think they eat? Do you think they eat pizza?
Madison nods.
FT: Do you think they play with the toys before they bring them to you?
Madison nods.
FT: What do you want for Christmas this year?
Madison: A purple talking picnic basket.
FT: Have you been naughty or nice?
Madison: Nice.
FT: Do you have brothers and sisters?
Madison: Two brothers.
FT: Have they been naughty or nice?
Madison: My brother is mean to me, my big brother is.
FT: Oh, no! Do you think Santa will visit him? Do you hope so?
Madison nods.
FT: Even if he’s been naughty, you hope Santa still comes?
Madison nods.

Shelby Miller
FT: What do reindeer eat?
Shelby: I can’t answer that question.
FT: What do the elves eat?
Shelby shrugs.
FT: What would you eat, if you were an elf?
Shelby shrugs.
FT: Would you like to be an elf?
Shelby shakes her head.
FT: No? Why not? Is it because they stay short?
Shelby: No. I work a lot, but I don’t want to work that much.
FT: Oh.
Shelby: Like I do crafts and stuff.
FT: Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
Shelby: Dasher, Prancer, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen.
FT: Good job. Is there one more?
Shelby: Rudolph.
FT: Very good!
Shelby: We have a story that was before Rudolph. All of Ms. Haggard’s class do.
FT: Do you think that elves have to go on vacation after they do all that work?
Shelby: No.
FT: No? They don’t get a vacation?
Shelby shakes her head.
FT: Do they get days off?
Shelby: For Christmas?
FT: After Christmas. Do you think they get a day off?
Shelby: No.
FT: No? Why not?
Shelby: I mean, yes, I think they do.
FT: Do you think they get tired?
Shelby shakes her head.
Shelby: I don’t think so.
FT: Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Shelby: Nice.
FT: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Shelby: A brother. He’s always mean to me.
FT: So he’s on the naughty list?
Shelby: I don’t know. He mostly gets toys.
FT: Do you think that Santa will visit him anyway?
Shelby: I’ve seen him before. But I do not know if I’m going to get my sleeping bag and hide behind the couch and peek.
FT: Oh, really?
Shelby: I don’t know yet. My parents said I could if I wanted to.
FT: What do you want for Christmas?
Shelby: I really want a scooter. I know how to ride ’em, and I don’t even have one!

Brandon Eichelberger
FT: Can you name Santa’s reindeer?
Brandon: Rudolph.
FT: Uh-huh?
Brandon: And, that’s all the things I can know.
FT: That’s OK. That’s OK. What do you think reindeer eat?
Brandon: They eat food.
FT: What kind of food?
Brandon: They eat… nuts?
FT: Nuts!?! Okay. What do you think elves eat?
Brandon: Just food. They eat bananas. That’s all I know.
FT: Would you like to be an elf?
Brandon: Well, yeah, but I don’t know how to really make toys.
FT: Do you think they’d put you in school, for how to make toys?
Brandon: Well, no. Apparently.
FT: What would you eat if you were an elf?
Brandon: I would eat macaroni and cheese with ketchup and cheese.
FT: Alright!
Brandon: It’s so good!
FT: Do you think the elves take a vacation after they get all the toys made? The day after Christmas, do you think they take a vacation?
Brandon: No.
FT: No?
Brandon: Because they have to make toys for other Christmas.
FT: So they have to crack the whip and start going the next day after Christmas?
Brandon nods.
FT: You don’t think they get a day off at all?
Brandon: No.
FT: That’s terrible. That’s just terrible.
Brandon: I think they do.
FT: Where do you think they would go to take a day off?
Brandon: They would go to the beach.
FT: To the beach?
Brandon: Or the park.
FT: That sounds awesome.
Brandon: The park is my favorite. Sometimes I go to the Legacy Park.
FT: I love that park. Can you tell me, have you been naughty or nice this year?
Brandon: Umm, nice?
FT: Nice? Good, I’m glad to hear that.

Patricia Rodriguez
FT: What do you think the reindeer eat?
Patricia: I don’t know.
FT: What about the elves, what do you think they eat?
Patricia: Fruit.
FT: Fruit?
Patricia: Yeah.
FT: If you were an elf, what would you eat?
Patricia: Food.
FT: Just food? Would you eat cake?
Patricia: Yes.
FT: Is there something you’d especially like to eat, if you were an elf?
Patricia: Macaronis and cheese.
FT: Macaronis and cheese?
Patricia: Yes. They’re my favorite. (licks lips) Mmm.
FT: That’s awesome! Do you think that elves have to take a day after making all those toys?
Patricia shakes her head.
FT: No vacation? Why not? They don’t even get a Saturday off to lay in bed and watch cartoons?
Patricia: Yes!
FT: Do you lay in bed and watch cartoons on Saturdays?
Patricia: Yes.
FT: Tell me, were you naughty or nice this year?
Patricia: Nice?
FT: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Patricia: I have a brother.
FT: Was he naughty or nice?
Patricia: Nice?
FT: Good! Glad to hear that. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Patricia: Jingle Barbie.

Ashlynn York
FT: Tell me, can you name Santa’s reindeer?
Ashlynn: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. And Rudolph. Can’t forget Rudolph!
FT: You are an expert, aren’t you?
Ashlynn nods.
FT: OK. What do reindeer eat?
Ashlynn: That’s a hard question. Probably plants.
FT: What do elves eat?
Ashlynn: Probably meats and plants. Humans are plant and meat eaters.
FT: Elves are human?
Ashlynn: Yes.
FT: What would you eat, if you were an elf?
Ashlynn: I would eat meat and I would also eat plants.
FT: Would you eat cake?
Ashlynn: No.
FT: Do you think the elves get a day off after making all those toys?
Ashlynn: Yeah.
FT: Do you think they take a vacation?
Ashlynn: Well, they can’t, because they have to work.
FT: You don’t think they get a vacation after Christmas?
Ashlynn: They have to do all the work for the childs.
FT: So they don’t get to go to Disneyland or something?
Ashlynn: No. They’re far away at the North Pole!
FT: But they could fly down! They could use the sleigh?
Ashlynn shrugs.
Ashlynn: OK.
FT: So have you been naughty or nice this year?
Ashlynn: Nice! I had more nice days.
FT: Are you trying extra hard to be nice this month?
Ashlynn nods.
Ashlynn: I get presents, like, every single year, ’cause I been good.
FT: What do you want for Christmas?
Ashlynn: I really want a Bitty Baby.
FT: What’s that?
Ashlynn: It’s one of my American Girl dolls, but it’s a baby.

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