New Year’s Day is a happy holiday. I like it very much. It is in the middle of winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground, on the houses and on the trees. My friends and I like to play in the yard, we play snowballs and make a snowman. We do not go to school because we have winter holidays at that time.
On the 31st of December Mother comes home from work early. She begins to prepare good things for the New Year party, and mf sister helps her.
Father brings home a green New Year Tree. We put it in the middle of the living-room and my sister Nelly and I put toys, small flags and lights of all colours on it. The New Year Tree looks very nice with red, green, blue and yellow lights on it.
After dinner the door opens and Father Frost comes in. He has a big bag with presents in it. He says, "I wish you a Happy New Year. Here are New Year presents for you” and gives presents to my little sister and me. We are happy to get presents from him.
Then we watch TV and go to bed only at ten o’clock.
On the 1st of January I get up early in the morning and run to the living-room. There under the tree I see presents for Nelly and me from Dad and Mum.
Then Father and Mother come into the room. I thank them for their presents and give them my présent — a picture of our family. I say, “Happy New Year” and they answer ‘The same to you.”
In the afternoon my friend comes to see me. We wish each other a Happy New Year and go for a walk.