This year, the CHA Christmas program will be held on a Wednesday. That is different from previous years where it was held on a Monday morning. Otherwise, the Christmas program will be relatively the same as in the past. If you are new to CHA, there are a couple of things you might like to know.
For starters, students can wear Christmas colors to the Christmas program. You will see about ⅓ of the students in their regular uniform, another ⅓ in dressy Christmas clothes, and another ⅓ in crazy Christmas shirts. So it’s all good- you decide how you want your child to look for all those pictures you are going to want to take 🙂
Next, it is common to have parents, grandparents, and younger siblings in attendance. If you are a working parent and you can get off work for the morning, do it! Extended family is also warmly welcomed!
The program begins with a Christmas carol and devotion together in the auditorium. Then the Advent Angel families are announced. Next, the younger grades present their poems and songs, then they are dismissed to go sit with their parents. The older grades generally stay seated together to wait for their turn on stage. 3rd-8th grades take turns doing songs and/or poems, with the high school classes entertaining us in between with skits. We’ll close with a final Christmas carol and students will be dismissed to leave with parents. The whole thing lasts about 90 minutes, so if you have little ones you might want to pack accordingly.
Keep an eye out for Part 2 next week: “What kind of Christmas gifts are exchanged?”