‘Tis the Season for a Dominican Christmas

The sounds of mistletones and jingle bells are resounding through the halls at DHS this holiday season. From frolicking in the first snow in New Orleans since 2008 to pictures with Santa in Alumnae Hall, students are preparing for a jolly Christmas.

For many, the Christmas season brings treasured memories and traditions to life. From watching their favorite Christmas movies to baking cookies with their families, the faculty and students of Dominican shared some of their favorite aspects of Christmas.


Many traditions, new and old, are celebrated during Christmas. Mrs. Claudia Vallejo’s favorite tradition is “Las Novenas,” which is a Columbian tradition where the whole family gathers at a family member’s house to pray, dance, eat and sing Villancicos – Columbian Christmas carols.



Christmas music is an essential holiday ingredient that many people enjoy. Eighth grader Selae Walker’s favorite Christmas song is “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey. 



From singing carols to decorating trees, the Christmas season brings many fun activities. Freshman Aria Dody’s favorite Christmas activity is baking  holiday cookies with her sister. 



Many people’s favorite part of Christmas is the presents under the tree on Christmas morning. However, sophomore Kellie Tucker has a different outlook on what she wants for Christmas this year. “There was nothing I really wanted this year because I have everything I could ask for: good friends, a loving family, and a good pair of headphones,” said Tucker.



Holiday movies are a classic tradition that families like to watch together. Junior Rebecca Triche’s favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story.



Looking back on Christmas memories is one of the best parts of the season. Senior Elisa Perriott’s favorite Christmas memory is when she went to Mississippi and spent Christmas with her grandfather.