Just For Kids Essay Contest 2011

By | December 28, 2011

 

If you could bring your favorite Christmas treat to Bethlehem, what would it be, and why?

I would bring Hershy Hugs: This recipe and ingrediants are being left on our door step every Christmas. Making them has become a family tradition. I would bring these to Bethlehem because this recipe is so special to our family. Jesus would love them. — Alycia Lackey, age 10, grade 5, Beaumont Elementary School, Green Bay

I would bring sugar cookies to Bethlehem. They are sugary and sweet and I love them just like I love Jesus! — Anya Weiss, age 7, St. Joseph Parish, Green Bay

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Rudolph pancake by Olivia Stefl, Holy Cross, Bay Settlement


Every year I help my Grandma frost star cookies and shake sprinkles on them. I chose to bring star cookies to the Holy Family because the shepherds had to follow the star to find Baby Jesus. — Kasandra Herrera, age 7, Holy Cross Parish, Mishicot

I would bring bread and wine. They eat that stuff when they eat in Bethlehem. Because that’s Jesus body and blood at Mass. — Anabelle Mahrle, age 7, grade 2, St. Raphael Parish, Oshkosh

I would bring a whooly blanket because otherwise Jesus wouldn’t have anything to cover up with. He was born in a stabal. He needed a whooly blanket. — Katie Heck, age 6, grade 1, Ss. Edward & Isidore Parish, Pulaski

I would for sure bring crispy creams, they are the best!! I would bring my grandma’s recipe for Christmas cut outs but she doesn’t give out the recipe to anyone, not even to me. — Aurora Bunker-V., Norway, Michigan

The Fischer Family, Holy Family Parish, Brillion

Candy Cane for Jesus. — Thomas Steven, age 3

I am going to bring baby Jesus a gingerbread boy. We make cookies at home with Mom. We will decorate the Christmas tree. — Michael, age 6

I want to give baby Jesus my time. I will go to the nursing home and play games and write a card to them. I like to play with my baby brother Vincent and help him too. —Teresa, age 8

I would give Jesus a lamb Christmas cookie because Jesus is the lamb of God. The lamb is found many times in the Bible. I will pray that other people will convert to Christianity. — Joe, age 9

Fleming Family, Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna

My family Christmas tradition is making cookies. I would like to bring my cookies to Bethlehem to share with Jesus and the Holy Family, because I love Jesus’s family. He is special to us. I would like Jesus and the Holy Family to taste my cookies. — Helen, age 6

My family Christmas tradition is a baby Jesus birthday cake. Every year we make a birthday cake with baby Jesus and candles. I would bring the Baby Jesus birthday cake to Bethlehem, because I would like to share it with Jesus and everyone there. This would also be a great desert for Jesus and the Holy Family to have for Jesus’s birthday to celebrate Christmas Day. — Hailey, age 8

Keliher Family, Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Oshkosh

Chocolate is my favorite. I think God would like it too. — Elizabeth, age 4

I would like to bring a meltaway chocolate because it looks like one of the containers the gifts were brought in from the 3 kings. Amen to whoever is reading this. — James, age 8

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Thomas Steven Fischer, Holy Family Parish, Brillion


I would distribute dove chocolates to the Holy Family because the dove represents the Holy Spirit, a great symbol to remember. Since it represents the Holy Spirit, I think the Holy Family would appreciate the gift of dove chocolates.—Kendra, age 11

Catholic Central Elementary School, Appleton

Grade 1, Ellen Baisden

If I could bring my favorite Christmas treat to Bethlehem, I would bring my family’s macaroni and cheese. My family’s macaroni and cheese is special because the recipe belongs to my great-great grandmother and is made with many different kinds of cheese. — Triston Haywood

Grade 2, Mrs. Ingrid Wolf

I would bring eggrolls to Bethlehem. It is for Christmas. My mom, brothers and I cook them. They are really good. My aunt helped us. We did it at my aunt’s store and it is small. — Andrew Thao, age 7

Every Christmas my family has a family and friend dinner. So I would bring some of the leftovers over to Bethlehem for baby Jesus. Some cookies, cake and other stuff. — Libby McGrath, age 7

I will bring my traditional family secret recipe cookeis. My family and I will bring the gift to Jesus. — Jessica Martinez, age 7

We make a very special salad with seeds and lettuce and tomatoes with a turkey and cherry pie. I will take that to Bethlehem. — Vanessa Van Handel, age 7

I will share my cake and cookies with frosting and candy with caramel inside to share with Mary and Joseph and OK surely with Jesus. — Henry Donovan, age 8

I would bake very special cookies and put them into a box and walk all the way to Bethlehem just for them. I bet they’ll like them. Instead of coming to me, I will come to them. How sweet am I! — Emily Ornelas, age 8

I will bake cookies with frosting and brownies with caramel on them. When you try them, you’ll be convinced it is good. I will bring them to Bethlehem and I will give them to Jesus, Mary and Joseph.—John Gillespie, age 7

I make cookies every year on Cristmas Eve and they taste really good. I would take them to Bethlehem to share with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. When you try them, you will be convinced they are really good. — Will Parks, age 7

I would share the M & M cookies that just the people in my house make because I think Jesus, Mary and Joseph would really like that because they were really busy people. — Patrick McGreevey, age 7

Every Christmas we make cookies and they are so good. Plus what we wrap those and go to Bethlehem and share them with Mary, Joseph and Jesus. It is so fun. I love it. — Grace Hurteau, age 7

Every year we bake cookies for Christmas. Then we frost them and we put them in the oven and we would bring them to Bethlehem to share with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. — Ryan Bekkers, age 7

Every Christmas our family makes cornbread. I would do anything for Jesus so the cornbread will be extra good. I would make it right before I go to Bethlehem so it would be warm. — Lauren Walkowski, age 8

I make homemade cookies and I would put those in a box and take them to Bethlehem to share with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I go to my aunt’s restaurant to make the cookies. — Bella Stevenson, age 7

I will share my cookies with Mary, Joseph and Jesus. I will travel to Bethlehem to give them the cookies to the Holy Family. I hope they like them. I’d like to travel to Bethlehem. — Caidia Coolidge, age 7

I make dough for cookies to take to Bethlehem for Jesus, Mary and Joseph. But I have to wrap it and put it in a box and frost them. My mom has to buy all of the stuff. My dad has to make all of it. It is fun to help. I love Jesus! — Caleb Ryno, age 8

When we make pancakes my sister and I do the mixing. My mom does the rest and then the whole family eats pancakes and bacon. Then I’ll share it. I bet Mary and Joseph and Jesus would like to eat it too. — Nick Valinsk, age 7

I would share cookies, cake and even ice cream. I like our family tradition because we always have a nice time. Jesus, Mary and Joseph will like it. — Maria Aragon, age 7

I will bake some gingerbread and yes, I will bring some to the Holy Family. If you want to know, we cook them in Michigan. The frosting is going to be yummy. — Nate LaFraniere, age 7

I would bring cookies to Bethlehem to share with Mary, Joseph and Jesus. I bet they will be so so happy and very pleased. Baby Jesus will probably be the happiest. I think that will be my present for them. — Cate Miller, age 8

Grade 3, Laurie Overesch

I would give Jesus my all Halloween candy. Cheese and milk would be handy. I am going to give him a lot of food. He will be in a good mood. I will give him beef not the chief. — Aidan Wallace

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Chocolate covered peanut balls. Kyle Nuthals, Holy Trinity, Casco


If I lived in baby Jesus time I would bring him Gummy Bears of all colors, to remind him of the rainbow. And I would bring him Laffy Taffy because it is nice and chewy. — Callie Rohm

My treat to Jesus would be angel cookies and rice crispy treats. Jesus has angels all around him. The angels and Jesus can eat them. Rice crispy treats are nice and crunchy! I would also give him milk to drink. — Jack Tesch

I would bring baby Jesus banana flavored Laffy Taffy. Banana flavored because it’s my favorite and it’s the color of the star that the shepherds followed. It would make me feel good and happy that I would be giving it to baby Jesus. — Kylie McCormick

I would give Jesus Christ a Gobstopper because God is the whole thing and Jesus is the middle the Holy Spirit is the last bite. — Maya Seaton

If I saw Jesus at the stable I will give 1 cake. If I saw Jesus at the stable I will give 1 cake 2 chicken legs. If I saw Jesus at the stable I will give 1 piece of meat. — Averell Springhetti

I will bring baby Jesus some Jolly Ranchers, because jolly is like joy. I will wrap it in red, just like his blood. It reminds me of when he died because he opened heaven. When I am there I thank him for the best times. — Evelin Bestul

I would bring Tootsie Rolls. The red represents his blood. The orange represents the clothes he wears. The yellow represents the hair on his head. The green is for the blanket Mary wrapped him in. — Hailey Hoerning

Holy Cross Catholic School, Bay Settlement

Grade 2, Sr. Carolyn Zahringer

Each Christmas, our friend Deneen makes us frosted sugar cookies. I would take Jesus some heart shaped ones so He can see how much I love Him and I know how much He loves me. — Alex Schwitzer

Every Christmas we have fruit cocktail jello. We also have candies that are chocolate with caramel in the middle. I would take these special Christmas treats to Bethlehem to share with the Holy Family, I think they would like them as much as my family does. —Evan Goral

I would bring chocolate covered pretzels because everybody likes chocolate. I’m sure Mary and Joseph would like them too. — Sophia Schauer

I would bring Christmas cookies and milk because it’s a good treat to share with friends. — Halle Johnson

“Our Family Christmas Pancakes.” Every Christmas my mom makes us Rudolph, Snowman, and Santa shaped pancakes for breakfast. My mom uses chocolate chips for button eyes, whipped cream for Santa’s beard and last but not least a red grape for Rudolph’s nose. I LOVE pancakes! I think Jesus’ family would enjoy them too! I LOVE Stefl Christmas! — Olivia Stefl

My family has this pink jello at Christmas. My Aunt Laurie and my mom make it. It is so good! It is a family tradition. I’d share this tradition food with the Holy Family. I’m sure they’d like it! — Maryssa Jaeckels

I would bring ice cream to Jesus in Bethlehem. Ice cream is our favorite treat. — Joshua Vissers

Our family makes a cake for Jesus every year. And, we sing happy birthday to him. It would be great to go to Bethlehem and share Birthday cake! — Abbigail Anderson

My Aunt Jackie makes apple pie for every Christmas. I think the Holy Family would like it! — John Sack

My family always has cherry pie for Christmas. My grandma always makes it. Grandma had nine kids, so she makes lots of pies to feed us all. She makes great buns for dinner too. I am sure that everyone in Bethlehem would love it too. — Carlene Goral

My sister, Jordyn, and my grandma love to make pecan pie. I love to make chocolate pecan pie. I think both kinds are a special Christmas treat. I think that Jesus’ family would like our pie treats. — Jenna Zehms

We have a gingerbread house. And every day we have a piece. Jesus would like it. —Jacob Limoni

For Christmas, I like a apple pie as a special treat. I am sure Jesus would enjoy a sample too. Mary and Joseph would like a slice too. — Soo-Yin Brown

Frosted Cookies. Recipe. First you make the dough. Then put it in the oven. The time is like 10 to 12 minutes. Then when it is done you put frosting on. They are delicious. I think Jesus and his family would like them very much. — Erik Sack

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Oreo balls. Dianna McClure, Holy Trinity School, Casco


Holy Family School, Brillion

Grade 1, Laurie Wagner

I would share chocolate chip bars with the Holy Family. They taste good. Jesus would probalby say “Thank you, Will, they’re yummy!”— Will Lamers

I would share Christmas cut out cookies with the Holy Family. I think Jesus would like them because the frosting is good.— Ellie Kasper

I would share chocolate chow mein noodles and marshmallows with the Holy Family. It is a special treat. They are good. — Hunter Skaletski

I would share cut out sugar cookies with the Holy Family. They are good. I cut them out with the cookie cutter. — Sam Schmalz

I would share a fresh salad, ham and an angel food birthday cake for Jesus, Mary and Joseph. My mom will make it. The Holy Family will say thank you! — David Timm

I would share special homemade hot chocolate, decorated sugar cookies and chocolate dipped candy canes with the Holy Family. I think Jesus would say thanks for the candy. — Esme Moses

I would share sauerkraut and potato dumplings with little smokies with the Holy Family. Daddy makes it for them. — Carolyn Winrich

I would share fudge with the Holy Family. Everyone would love it. We put chocolate in it. — Jaden Witkowski

I would share turkey with the Holy Family. They are special. — Jewell Behnke

I would share Christmas cookies with the Holy Family. I made them with my grandma. — Kaden Stuart

I would share gingerbread cookies with the Holy Family. They would like them. — Trevor Fischer

Holy Trinity School, Casco

Grade 3, Mrs. Waterstreet

I would bring chocolate-covered peanut butter balls. They could get the recipe and see how good they taste. It is a family recipe, and I would like to share it with this special family. — Kyle Nuthals

I would bring banana bread, which is my favorite food. Eating it makes me think of my mom and when Jesus eats it, he will think of his mom. — Chantel Duckart

I would bring chili because then they could learn how to make it. My family and I love chili. I would want to share it with baby Jesus and his family. I would tell them it reminds me of my grandma because she made it all the time and I love my grandma and my family. — Savannah Kruse

I would bring chocolate chip Bars. I would choose them because everybody likes chocolate chip Bars and it’s my grandma’s recipe. — Nathan Naze

Grade 4, Mrs. Waterstreet

If I could bring my favorite Christmas treat to Bethlehem to share with the Holy Family, it would be a birthday cake for Jesus, with one candle for the one and only Jesus. — Jace Heiman

I would bring my Grandma’s famous poppy seed torte because it is my family’s tradition. Jesus teaches us to love one another and that family is important. — Missy Srnka

I would bring Oreo balls. I think they would like them because it’s my mom’s special recipe. — Bryce Davister

I would bring Oreo balls. That is my favorite treat for Christmas. It would be a good desert for them to eat. They would love it! — Dianna McClure

St. Bernard School, Green Bay

Grade 2, Natalie Houston

If I could go to Bethlehem, I would bring sugar cookies of angels and crosses and wreaths with bows, butterflies, and doves. We would eat the cookies on a table with a red cloth and crosses at the bottom. A Christmas tree and an angel would be on the top. It would be the best day ever. — Autumn Mayer, age 7

I would bring to Bethelem my Aunt Sue’s pecan pie and carrot cake with frosting. My mom would bring her favorite cake and juice. We will go to Walmart and buy Jesus lots of gifts. — Gracie Delveaux, age 7

If I could go to Bethlehem I would bring Dorito subs and cookies and some chili and cake as well. I would bring booyah for us to eat. I would bring ornaments and decorations. — Chloe Tilkens, age 7

I would bring apple pie to Bethlehem and flowers. I would say “What a cute baby you have.” And the angels, animals, and humans would gather around baby Jesus and sing and pray together. And we would wish each other a good day. — Lilly Steber, age 7

I would bring a chocolate sweetness roll with a tad of sprinkles of kindness. And also a clay table so I could make pictures of Jesus. That is what I would bring to Bethlehem. — Ashton Arndorfer, age 7

Grade 4, Religious Education

My favorite treat to bring to Bethlehem at Christmas would be a Candy Cane. They taste good, the shape is a J for Jesus and the shepherd’s hook and we are his sheep. Best of all the stripes are for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. — Phillip Balch, age 10

Grade 5, Sr. Mary Berg

I would bring a bunch of rice to Bethlehem because I would think there are a bunch of people there. I though the rice would be like the people of God and hope people are good just like Jesus taught them. — Mitchell

I would bring a candy cane. Upside down it is a “J” for Jesus. Curved side up, it is a shepherd’s staff. White stands for parity (purity) in Jesus, and red symbolized Jesus’ shed blood. It shows parts of Jesus’ life. — Hope

My family treat I could bring is cookies to Bethlehem because they are good and the recipe my mom has is delicious and she has homemade frosting. — Gonzalo

I would bring chocolate cake to Bethlehem because it’s a tradition to our family and it’s really special to our family. I know the people in Bethlehem would like it because I did it with all my heart. — Larry

If I could bring one treat to Bethlehem it would be my aunt’s special candy corn. She makes it with love and chocolate. I would bring it because it’s tasty, fun and made with love. — Sarah

I would bring my aunt’s grasshopper pie. It is very good and chocolatey with a little bit of mint. I would bring it to Bethlehem to show them how Jesus’ birth had an impact on the earth. — Rebecca

What would I bring to the holy family down in Bethlehem. I would bring my mom’s homemade cookies because they are soft and you have a lot of choices. — Jenna

If I could bring any Christmas treat to Bethlehem it would be some Christmas cookies with frosting on it because everyone loves Christmas cookies around Christmas! — Nicholas

My family treat I would bring to Bethlehem is my step-mother’s jello-filled cake. She uses lime and cherry jellos. I would bring it to Bethlehem because I’d bring it to the church where once a stable stood. — Evan

I would bring angel food cake to Bethlehem because there are angels in Bethlehem. Plus it is fluffy but some times can be rough like where baby Jesus was born. In the manger where he laid there was hay under him that was probably rough and fluffy at the same time. — Kaylee

If I go to Bethlehem and bring a treat it would be cookies. I picked cookies because you can get cookies that are shaped like angels. If they make Jesus cookies them you can get some. Then you can cover them with frosting. — Valya

I would bring hash browns with ham and eggnog. First of all I would bring it because I like them and second they used to have potatoes in Bethlehem. So they could have made it back then and eggnog is good! — Danny

I would send my grandma’s baked bean to Bethlehem because they are normally hot off the stove. — Tabatha

If I got to bring a treat to Bethlehem I would bring chocolate covered pretzels because it’s a family tradition. Every year we make them and give some to our neighbors. I think it would be cool to share them with the people in Bethlehem. — Gabrielle

If I brought a treat to Bethlehem it would be cranberry sauce because I don’t know all about Bethlehem farm life but I don’t think they have cranberry so it would be something new and yummy. — Charlie

I would bring cookies because they are fun to make. You can frost them and decorate the cookies. You can make them whatever you want. They’re good. — Jack

I would bring bread and butter to Bethlehem because bread is a symbol of Jesus’ body and butter to give it flavor. — Robbie

I would bring a big heart shaped cherry pie to Bethlehem. I would bring it because we always have pie on Christmas, and it would be heart shaped to show that God loved us a lot. — Jack

When I go to Bethlehem I would bring dirt tort cake. I would bring it because it is soft so baby Jesus could eat it. It is yummy so I think everyone would like it. Also it’s easy to make. — McKenna

I would bring a bunch of corn beef and cabbage to Bethlehem because it isn’t candy so it’s healthy and it tastes great. It is also very filling, and people love cabbage. — Alick

I would bring cookies to Bethlehem. I would bring it because it would symbolize the bread. — Garrett

If I could bring any treat to Bethlehem I would bring roast beef. I think my dad said that it’s considered a delicacy. It was probably very expensive back then. — James

If I brought a family treat to Bethlehem I would bring enough food for the whole family. But it would probably be a yummy Christmas cookie. I would bring a small one for Jesus and 2 bigger ones for Mary and Joseph. They would not be as filling as a meal. — Rabekah

I would bring spaghetti because I like spaghetti and it is a meal that will fill you up and it will help you with your long journey back from Bethlehem. — Sam

What Christmas treat would I bring to Bethlehem and why? I’d bring chocolate and peanut butter swirl fudge. First of all I love fudge. Second not a lot of people bring unique food. Most people bring cookies, jello or brownies. Third some families have never tried fudge. — Abbie

I would bring homemade spaghetti to Bethlehem because my family is Italian. Another reason why is because the homemade sauce is very yummy and I bet Mary, Joseph and Jesus would love homemade spaghetti sauce. — Joey

I would bring my aunt’s cherry pie to Bethlehem because she puts bits of candy canes in it. It’s rally good. — Will

I would bring cheese cake with jello on because it’s delicious to eat. A cake topped with candles to celebrate Christmas and Jesus’ birth. And that’s what I would bring with me cheesecake with jello on top! — Jorge

The candy I would bring to Bethlehem would be a Hershy bar. I love it, and I’m sure some people in Bethlehem would love it too! — Justin

I would bring cranberry jello with apples and nuts because it’s fun, tasty, easy to make and to share. — Allura

My grandma’s homemade cranberry slices. Why … because it’s delicious, and I think everyone should enjoy it. — Cole

My family oatmeal cookies. I call them G G cookies because it’s stands for great grandma’s cookies. They taste so good, and I think I should share the recipe like Jesus shared his life. I have them every Christmas. — Tony

I would bring my grandma’s cinnamon buns with honey, cinnamon, brown sugar and maple syrup. I would share with people there because they are really good. — Noah

The treat that I want to bring to Bethlehem is gingerbread cookies because my family always makes cookies on the holidays and I choose gingerbread because it’s hot and good to eat. I hope they enjoy it in this season. — Karenna

The treat I would bring to Bethlehem is smoothies because it can be healthy. My family makes the best smoothies ever, and I feel happy when I’m eating them. I also think that is a pretty good meal. — Courtney

I would bring to the Holy Family a plate of my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Everyone loves them and says they’re award winning. I think so too. In fact I think all the dessert food she makes are all award winning. — Ashley

What I will take to Bethlehem is chicken teriyaki with salad and fried rice and some sides like French fries, hash browns. — Brayan

I would bring my grandma’s homemade cookies because they are fun to make. We roll out the dough, and cut them out, frost them, and eat them. They are so good. — Maddie

I would bring some candy canes because they represent Jesus in lots of ways. First, it make a “J” shape when it’s upside down. Also, the white and red represent the body and blood. — Mike

I would bring cut out cookies and frosting because they everyone can decorate their very own cookie so they can be original. — Olivia

If I could bring one treat to Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in Bethlehem it would by my grandma’s strawberry bread. Strawberry bread is very sweet, moist, and delicious. It would be a special treat for us all. — Jessa

I’d bring homemade frosted cookies. I’d bring them to Bethlehem so I can share them with everyone. Also, I’d bring them because none of them are alike so everyone could have their own special cookie. That’s why I’m bringing them. — Kayla

On Christmas every year my family brings baked cookies that haven’t been frosted because it is so much fun frosting cookies with family. After we’re done frosting my sisters and I always make a dish with all the candy and cookies. — Courtney

My favorite holiday treat is sugar cookies because I get to help make them, and it’s fun to sprinkle toppings on them. — Marybeth

I would bring jello with bananas slices in it because my grandma makes it every year for Christmas and a lot of people enjoy it. Maybe some other people might like it too. —Sydney

If I could bring anything to Bethlehem I would bring chocolate covered candy canes because it represents Jesus and it’s very, very good. — Kaitlyn

My mom’s mint pie because when I think of Christmas I smell the mint pie — good! — Trinity

St. Thomas More School, Green Bay

Grade 1, Barbara Staszak

I would bring chocolate covered cookies, cupcakes with sprinkles and a blanket to Baby Jesus. — Abigail Ellingworth

I would bring a cookie just for Jesus. It would be a chocolate cookie. I think Jesus might eat it. I eat them at home. — Sunny Lee

I will give the Holy Family cookies with sprinkles and some frosting. I will give them a big, colorful blanket to keep Baby Jesus warm! — Alexa Zaragoza

Oh, what a special day today is — Jesus’ first birthday! I will give him some gingerbread for Him and his family! — Taylor Kreft

I would give Baby Jesus a gingerbread man decorated with frosting and sprinkles! — Karen Quick

I would bring chocolate covered candy for Baby Jesus. I think he would like it. I wonder if he would? I love you, Jesus! — Isabella Klein

I am going to give Jesus gingerbread cookies with sprinkles and frosting on top, too! — Adriana Bustamante

My favorite Christmas cookies are for you, Jesus! They are good! — Max Gilmet

If Baby Jesus liked gingerbread I would bring it and if Baby Jesus wanted a toy I would get him a toy, too! — Jesse Garcia

I would bring mashed potatoes because they are so mashed that probably Jesus would like them! — Cierra Maes

I’m going to get a Christmas Cake for Jesus. It’s going to be shaped like Mary, his Mother! — Tahya Batal

I have a red, white and blue cupcake for Jesus. It is a cupcake that everyone will like! — Gavin Forbes

I have pink cupcakes for you, Baby Jesus. Do you like cupcakes? I really love you, Baby Jesus! — Kelly Quick

If I went to visit the Holy Family. I would a vanilla cake with chocolate frosting and red and green sprinkles for Jesus and his family. I think they will like it! — Paige Smith

I would think Jesus would like a gingerbread cookie with lots of frosting and a gift. I think Jesus would love a soft blanket! — Angelica Zaragoza

I would bring Christmas cookies for Baby Jesus shaped like a star with lots of pink sprinkles. He would like them! — Kallie Flashberger

Grade 2, Meghan Slater

I would give turkey to Baby Jesus because my family loves it. This Christmas my Dad is making turkey and I would like to share some with Jesus. I hope he is happy. — Michael Wichowski

I would bring candy canes to Jesus because he could eat them and use them as decorations on his tree. I would help hang them all over Jesus’s tree. My family’s favorite flavor is peppermint. I think Jesus’s favorite flavor is peppermint too. — Jason Myers

I would bring candy canes because they are my favorite. I think Jesus would Ike candy canes because he would put them in the tree for decorating and he can eat them with me too! After we eat candy canes, we can make a snowman. Then we will put a scarf, shoes, a hat, and a shirt on the snowman. I will use blueberries for the eyes and a carrot for the nose. I will have a good time. Next time we will go skating together. — Diana Mendoza

I love Jesus all the time of my life. I will show him that I love him by bringing him my favorite treat. My favorite Christmas treat is SpongeBob gummy crabby patties. Jesus would like them because they are yummy. — Natalie DeKeyser.

I would bring him puppy chow because he might like it. I like it because it has powdered sugar and cereal in it. Jesus’s face would be white and brown from the powdery, gooey and sticky puppy chow. — Anthony Brunette

I would like to bring Jesus a house made of wood because that could be his house. I would bring him some food too. I would take him and his family somewhere to eat because it would make him feel better. — Sara Martinez

What treat I would bring to Bethlehem. I would bring cookies because they are good. My favorite type of cookie is chocolate cookies. Baby Jesus would like cookies because I love them. — Alex McKeefry

What Christmas treat I would bring to Bethlehem. I would bring him chocolate chip cookies because they rock. Baby Jesus would like them because they are good. — Fernando Malta-Sepulveda

Grade 3, Brenda Rank

If I could bring a family recipe to Bethlehem, I think I would bring my Great Grandma’s famous fudge balls. Because I love them so much and I think the Holy Family would like them too. — Jannae, Age 9

If I could bring one thing to Jesus it would be brownies because I would want to make sure He loved it and that his Mom, Mary, did too. Jesus must be served with kindness. — Izabel, age 8

If I could bring my favorite treat, I would bring candy canes. Candy canes are shaped for Jesus and Jerusalem. I like them so Jesus would too. — Chloe, age 9

If I would bring a treat to Bethlehem, it would be a candy cane because they are very sweet and delicious. — Sebastian, age 8

I would bring Jesus a candy cane because it’s sweet and sticky when you lick it too much. It is long and has red and white stripes. The white is for snow and the red is for Santa. — Eisen, age 8

At Christmas we eat special foods like turkey, enchiladas and cookies of chocolate chip. We invite a lot of people. I would invite Jesus too. — Cristina, age 8

Grade 4, Brenda Rank

If I could bring my favorite Christmas treat to Bethlehem, it would be cupcakes because they are nice and warm on a cold windy day. They are very yummy too! That’s what I would bring to Bethlehem. — Gus, age 9

My favorite Christmas treat to bring to Bethlehem is tamales. My family eats tamales every Christmas. It is a Christmas tradition! We love tamales! They taste hot, warm and the chicken really blends in. That is what I would bring. — Xochitl, age 9

If I could bring my best treat, it would be tamales and empanadas to Bethlehem. I love empanadas and tamales so much! We have them each Christmas. I hope Jesus would love them so much too! — Andrea, age 9

My favorite treat is the candy cane. I would bring it to Bethlehem because they’re sweet and they last awhile. If Joseph saw it, he might use it for a cane. And they would all be happy. — Rachel, age 9

It would be mashed potatoes and hot dinner rolls because mashed potatoes are my favorite kind of food to eat and my mom makes the best mashed potatoes and rolls in the world. — Amber, age 10

I would bring tamales and some cookies. I would bring some bread. I will bring these things because I really care about Christmas. I would bring everything I said. I love Christmas! — Carlos, age 9

I would bring bread to Bethlehem because … it is what Jesus gave at the Last Supper, also, because I love Him and because He’s amazing to me. God is too! — Abby, age 9

I would bring ice cream because you can put lots of toppings on it. There are many kinds of ice cream like chocolate and strawberry. My favorite is chocolate. — Diego, age 9

I would bring chocolate chip cookies because they have chocolate in them and they taste so good. That is what I would bring. — Alondra, age 9

I would bring some tamales because tamales are my favorite Mexican food. I’d like to bring more food like Mexican soup, tacos, burritos and an egg chorizo taco. — Israel, age 9

I love hot chocolate. I would serve some to Mary, Joseph and Jesus. I would add some marshmallows and a candy cane. I think they would love it. — Ann, age 9

If I could travel back in time to give Jesus a present for Christmas, I would give Jesus cookies because He didn’t get to eat them. Also, thank you Jesus for making Christmas. Merry Christmas Mary, Jesus, and Joseph! — Charles, age 9

St. John Nepomucene School, Little Chute

Grade 5, Sr. Christine Wochos

I’d bring candy canes. “The red stripe stands for the blood Jesus shed. The qhite stripe stands for His pure life. It’s shaped like a shepherd’s staff. But, if you flip it around it becomes the “J” in Jesus. — Zenon Patzner

I would bring chocolate covered peanut butter balls because they’re scrumptious, and I would hope he likes them, too. They would be covered in white chocolate to represent snow. — Nate Van Lankveldt

The treat I would bring to Jesus would be my grandma’s rolls. They’re the most delicious ever! Their fluffy inside is as soft as cotton, and they have a solid crust. I especially like to put butter inside. Jesus would like them too. — James Kilpatrick

I would bring a cookie sandwich because of the great flavor and the sprinkles on the cookie! I hope Jesus would love it too. — Hannah Roth

Jesus would get our special peanut butter cookies because I love them so much! I’d bake them just right for him and then bring only the best, best cookies of the batch to our Savior. — Adam Hietpas

If I would bring a treat to Jesus, it would be pizza casserole. Jesus is the best, best person in the whole universe. Pizza casserole is the best meal in the world! It is like having Jesus sitting next to you when you are eating it! — Sam Hietpas

When I go to Bethlehem, I am going to bring a cake to celebrate Jesus’ birthday bacause every year we get a cake and celebrate at my house. On the cake it says HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS. — Emmy DeValk

I’d bring turkey to Jesus because He’s a great, great, great person, and I think he deserves a fantastic meal! Jesus died for us and He will always be there for you and me. — Isaac Van Deurzen

The treat that I would bring to Jesus would be a green pudding because my grandma makes it every Christmas! It has marshmallows in it. It looks really good, and I think Jesus would really like it! — Molly Romenesko

The treat I would bring to Jesus for Christmas is our sugar cookies because I love the many colors they are decorated with and because of how good they taste! I bet Jesus would absolutely love them, too! — Juliana Van Boxtel

I would bring my family’s homemade Christmas cookies to Bethlehem because they taste marvelous, and they’re a great family project. When I eat these cookies, my spirit changes: “I feel like God is standing right beside me.” — Noah Mueller

For Christmas I would bring Jesus our Hershey Kiss Cookies. I would bring these because they take hard work to make and I think they are the best cookies ever! They would be the greatest gift I could bring to Jesus. — Connor Christopherson

Grade 5, Amber Heiting

I would bring a rosary because it is like food for your heart and soul. — Jacob Fritsch

I would bring my sister’s Christmas cookies shaped like Christmas trees and stars. Jesus would think the star was the star the shepherds saw. I would want to share them with Jesus. Jesus would want to have them because they are so good. They are delicious! — Matthew Sanderfoot

I would bring my mom’s Mexican cookies to Bethlehem. They taste good and we make them together as a family. She makes them with love and care. — Sergio Jiminez

I would bring sugar cookies because the cookie looks like Jesus’ cradle that he laid in and the sugar looks like the blanket that he was wrapped in. — Lizzy Lehrer

If I would bring a treat to Bethlehem I would bring Monkey Bread. Every Christmas morning I have it for breakfast and my mom makes it really good. I would want Jesus to have my favorite Christmas breakfast. — Max Wollersheim

I would bring candy canes to Bethlehem. I would bring them because to me it represents the body and the blood of Jesus Christ. That is very important to everyone, most importantly Jesus. So I think Mary, Joseph and Jesus would like them. — Sophie Rambo

St. Edward School, Mackville

Grade 2, Mrs. Ploederl

If I went to Bethlehem I would bring chocolate chip cookies. The Holy Family might never have tried cookies. They are yummy cookies. — Jayce Howard

I would bring a candy cane to the Holy Family because I like it. I would bring it to Jesus. I think Jesus would like it. If they did not like it I would find something else to bring. — Benjamin Romnek

I would bring my mom’s brownies. They are delicious, but not with the frosting on. My Mom makes them and not my Dad. — Joshua Van Pay

I would bring Christmas cookies. They are my favorite kind of cookies. They are delicious. — Dakota Parker

I would bring chocolate chip cookies. I would bring them because I like them. I like the chocolate chips. My mom makes them. — Macy DiPietro

If I were to bring a treat to Bethlehem, it would be a M$M cookie. They are delicious. They are easy to make and I could teach the Holy Family how to make them. — Jovi Pengrazi

I would bring my Grandma’s Christmas cookies. When she bakes them, they taste good but the most important part is that she bakes them with love. I think Jesus would like that. — Hayden Hofacker

I would bring Reese’s Pieces because they have peanut butter in them. They are good. I think Jesus would like them. — Reid Westphal

Grade 3, Mrs. Ploederl

If I were going to Bethlehem I would bring opsies cookies. I invented them myself. They’re pretty much a ball of chocolate. I don’t like them but my mom does. — Duleon Schneider

I would bring homemade Jello squares to the Holy Family. I would bring them because they taste so good and they make you think of the past. — Kyle Cowart

If I went to Bethlehem I would bring candy canes. They represent Joseph’s staff. The red stands for the blood Jesus shed for us. The white stands for pureness. — Emily Jahnke

If I was going to Bethlehem I will bring a chocolate chip cookie. It tastes good! It has chocolate in it! It is big and has cookie dough. Sometimes it has tiny M&Ms on it! — Dylan Gibbs

I love caramel corn. I would like to bring caramel corn to Bethlehem and give it to the holy family. If they didn’t like it I would not care. It only matters that I’m with Jesus. — Janelle Wolter

St. Margaret Mary School, Neenah

Hot cocoa becus I like it — Julie Zimmerman, age 7, grade 1

I would bring gingerbread men because they are delicious! — Rachel Zimmerman, age 9, grade 4

Most Precious Blood School, New London

Grade 1, Mrs. Koehnke

I would bring different colored candy canes. I would bring different colored candy canes because they are not so minty. — Nich Duch

I would bring my chocolate chip cookies. I would bring chocolate chip cookies because they are very good. — Heidi Kimball

I would bring musk melon. I would bring musk melon because I think Jesus would like it. He would like the yummy flavor. — Trevor Bohringer

I would bring mint brownies. I would like to share this favorite treat because they are so sweet and so delicious. Peppermint is a flavor that reminds me of Christmas that I want to share with others. — Lola Hunt

Grade 2, Mrs. Koehnke

I would bring a fruit bowl because I like fruit. I think Mary, Jesus, and Joseph would like the apples, pineapple, grapes, and watermelon. — Ashlyn Clarke

I would bring snickers. I would bring snickers because they are nice to eat on Christmas day! — Aubrey McCarty

I would bring Kit Kats. I would bring Kit Kats because they sometimes warm your mouth up. They might like them in Bethlehem because it might be cold in Bethlehem. — Matthew Lutz

I would bring nineteen stuffed turkeys. I would bring nineteen stuffed turkeys because they probably won’t have enough food for the people there. — Matt Kurszewski

I would bring Jesus cookies because he was born on Christmas. Mary and Joseph would like the cookies because baby Jesus was on them. — Sage O’Brien

I would bring Peppermint stick ice cream. I would bring peppermint stick ice cream because it is my favorite. I only get it at Christmas time. — Claire Duch

I would bring gingerbread. I would bring gingerbread because it’s a Christmas tradition. It is good! It would be so good for them. I would make the whole nativity scene. — Garrison Gregory

Grade 3, Cathie Curns

If I had to go to Bethlehem, I would bring sour Skittles because sour Skittles are my favorite candy. I would share them with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. They might like them. — Shane

I would bring my favorite kind of candy, SMARTIES! They are my favorite because they are sweet and tangy. Do you think Jesus would like my Smarties? — Ellie

I would bring my mom’s famous orange Jell-O. It has whipped cream mixed in it. It also has oranges. The orange Jell-O is the best Jell-O in the world. — Luke

Grade 4, Cathie Curns

If I could bring my favorite treat to baby Jesus, it would be my newly invented half taco half pizza sandwich. It is a taco with pepperoni and Lay’s potato chips on two

slices of toast. It is so delicious! — Marion

The treat I would bring to Bethlehem is oyster soup. My grandma shells oysters and pours milk and salt over them. Then she boils them. It’s Yummy!!! — Giselle

St. Elizabeth Seton School, Oshkosh

Grade 1, Mrs. Clausen

I would bring a gingerbread house cake because it’s Jesus’ birthday. I would bring a chocolate cross to Bethlehem because Jesus is born today. — Evan McCredie

I would bring candy canes because it’s Jesus’s birthday and I love Him. I love Jesus because He is our Savior. He is so nice. He is so good. — Madelaine Gelhar

I would bring cookies for Jesus birthday. I would bring cookies to be nice to Jesus and Mary and Joseph. I would bring chocolate chips cookies because he died on the cross. — Christo Giannopoulos

I would bring sugar cookies because we care for Him. I would bring gingerbread cookies because He died for us. — Sofia Koppa

I would bring lemon ginger snaps and my moms home made pumkin muffins to Bethlehem. We honor Him and we thank Him for taking away our sins. We love you Jesus. — Henry Schneider

If I went to Bethlehem I would bring peanut butter cookies because it’s His Birthday. — Brooke Barker

I would bring a gingerbread house because it’s Jesus birthday. I would bring fudge candy to share with His family. I would bring cookies to share with baby Jesus. I would bring a candycane for baby Jesus. — Rachael Weickert

I would bring cut out cookies because we love Jesus. I would bring gingerbread house to honor Him. I would bring gingerbread cookies because it’s Jesus birthday. I would bring candycanes because He is special. — Ian Ross

I would bring cut out cookies with sprinkles. A gingerbread house with a candy cane heart over the door to show my love for him. — Maggie Kriege

I would bring my Grandma Bonnies cut out cookies to Bethlehem to share them with Jesus and his family. I would do this in thanks because he died for us. — Alex Wuest

I would bring red Santa cookies because it’s Jesus birthday. I would bring a chocolate cross because He died on the cross for us. I would bring candy canes because it reminds me of Jesus. — Allison Salzsieder

I would bring chocolate stable because we love Jesus. I would bring Christmas cookies because it’s Jesus birthday. — Vaughn

I would bring a jelly donut with chocolate sprinkles because He died on the cross. — Kegan

I would bring a cookie. I would take a cookie to Bethlehem because Jesus was born. I like cookies and I think Jesus would like it too! — Aristidis Giannopolos

Grade 2, Mrs. Wyman

I would bring a candy cane because I love Jesus. — Isaac Kohls, age 7

I would bring a delicious gingerbread house with chocolate frosting on the roof and two vanilla crosses on the side with a gingerbread man in the doorway. I would share it with them to thank Jesus for being Our Savior. — Annika Swanson, age 8

I would bring some cut out cookies that you don’t frost and I put on sprinkles, only then put it in the oven. I would bring the cookies because I love Him. — Kassie Kelnhofer, age 7

I would bring a gingerbread house with chocolate covers. I hope Jesus likes my treat. — David Sweet, age 7

I would bring white chocolate cross because He died on the cross and because it’s Jesus’ birthday. — Carson Krumrei, age 7

I would bring chocolate chip cookies because we are celebrating Jesus’ birthday. I think Mary, Joseph and Jesus would like them. They would like them because of the chocolate. They would think the cookies delicious. — Ethan Scharff, age 7

I would bring a big white chocolate cross because Jesus died on the cross for us. — Zak Jackson, age 8

I would bring some cut out cookies that are shaped like Santa and reindeer. I would also bring Jesus some eggnog too. I would bring cookies to honor Him. — Owen Schuler, age 7

I would bring my country’s traditional cookies to honor Him. It is called cabeese. Cabeese is South Sudan word for (cookies) but it’s a special kind of cookie. — Malith Liabwill, age 7

I would bring my mom’s special recipe made out of pretzels, kisses and M&M’s. Why I would bring them is because I love Jesus. — Jacqueline Gruber, age 7

I would bring a Santa cookie for Jesus because it’s Jesus’ Birthday. — Cole Nelson, age 7

Grade 3, Mr. Steve Kelnhofer

I would probably bring Grandma’s brownies. Mary would like them because they are fantastic. It could also be the first snack for Baby Jesus. — Hope Noel Burns

St. John Bosco School, Sturgeon Bay

Grade 5, Mrs. Taylor

I would bring my grandma’s bread. It is a family tradition and anyone who tasted it loved it. — Trent Ehlers, age 10

I would bring a Christmas tree, cookies, candy, ham a prayer to Jesus and a great big hug. I would say thank you to Jesus. — Mikayla Schaefer, age 10

I would bring my Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies … because they smell amazing, and they melt in your mouth like snow! Also because I think of her when I eat them. — Carson Talbert, age 10

I would bring my grandma’s traditional bread. It is really tasty and fluffy. It is definitely my favorite bread recipe! It is even better with honey. — Grace Abeyta, age 10

I would bring a gingerbread house because Its homemade. It’s also fun to eat it and it tastes good. — Robby Miller, age 11

I would bring our traditional Christmas cookies with frosting and sprinkles. My grandma likes the redhots on the cookies too. They don’t take long to make. Also you can make monster cookies out of the extra dough. They are good! — Frances Taylor

I would bring in my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies. They taste good and smell amazing. I love my grandma’s chocolate chip cookies and I think Jesus will like them too. — Max Bordeau, age 11

I would bring my Nana’s Yorkshire pudding to Bethlehem … because it is the best. I always have seconds. One year I took the plate home. — Henry Kelsey, age 10

I would pick my Nana’s cherry pie. Its my favorite Christmas treat. We have all kinds of pie on Christmas, like chocolate, cherry, and pumpkin too! — Taylor DuBois, age 10

I would bring my Aunt’s rhubarb tart pie … because it’s sweet and sour, and I love rhubarb. I would also love to bring that because it’s delicious. It is awesome and I love it! It’s amazing! — Taylor Goddard, age 10

If I could give Jesus a present it would be my grandma’s ritz cookies because they are delicious. I would shape them as snowflakes because Jesus was born in December and it snows in December. — Sophie May, age 10

I’d bring my mom’s friend’s chocolate mint brownies … because I have them every Christmas and everybody likes them. I think Jesus would like them too. — Kyle Bruemmer, age 10

I think that super sweet smellying cookies, golden cupcakes, and silver brownies would be perfect. Since frankincense was a type of perfume, sweet smellying cookies would match. Gold to golden cupcakes. Silver brownies to myrr. — Violet Suhrer, age 11

I would bring chocolate chip cookies because they’re fun to make, smell good and are yummy. — Owen Fernandez, age 10

If I could I would bring my Oma’s sweetish (Swedish) pancakes because we top them with homemade strawberry jam and whip cream. We get up early on Christmas morning before anyone else is awake. The entire family comes out to share brunch. — Draeden Goettelman-Hodges, age 10

I would bring my grandma’s double chocolate brownies. They stay good for approximately 2 weeks. They are very chocolaty. I like them because they smell amazing and taste amazing. They’re easy to make and fun to decorate. I love them!!! — Mitchell Jackson, age 11

Grade 6, Mrs. Taylor

I would bring hot chocolate bars with peanut butter Rice Krispies and chocolate toffee on top! I love it because I’m the one who first made it. — Mizuleyka McCarthy

Panda bear cupcakes and puppy chow because I like it. My Mom is really good at making them. They are good for Christmas and for every holiday. — Michaela Guilette

I would bring a pumkin pie because every year I almost eat a whole pumkin pie. The reason I would bring a pumkin pie is because it tastes so good and I’d like them to enjoy it. — Jaeger Brusky

I would bring my new cookie, the penguin oreo cookie … because they are the cutest and yummiest cookies! I think Jesus would love them! — Allison Alberts

I would bring bring candie canes because they’re delicious. I’m sure that the baby Jesus would love them. Everyone else will too. — Thomas Renfrew

I would bring my mom’s mint chocolate cookies. My mom makes cookies with Andes Mints and the dough is chocolate. Now I am learning how to make them. — Andie Rockendorf

St. Bernard School, Green Bay

Grade 7

I would bring chocolate chip cookies to Bethlehem because they taste good. They can be made with the family. — Morgan C.

I would bring bread and hot chocolate so the people can be warm and can stay full with the bread. The people can also be happy with each other. — Mariana B.

I would bring sugar cookies! They are a sweet treat. My grandma always makes the best sugar cookies for Christmas. I think people in Bethlehem would enjoy them. — Corinne M.

I would bring cookies. They are good and they bring people together. Every year my family makes cookies. They always are delicious — especially out of the oven. I think people in Bethlehem would enjoy these cookies. J — Alyssa D.

Chocolate chip cookies are the best because they are made with family joy and everybody likes to make them as a family together.— Nick C.

I would bring tacos! I know most people wouldn’t love tacos as much as me, but eating tacos brings me joy and I would like to share that joy with Jesus and the people of Bethlehem for his birthday! — Katelyn M.

I would bring Grandma’s Jello. She always makes it and it’s always gone by the end of the day. It’s the best treat ever. — Ally G.

I would bring a type of chocolate mouse because our family loves them and they are amazing on the Oreo cookie and the cherries and the ears are made of walnuts. — Meghan B.

I would bring gingerbread cookies because we always make them and they are good. — Jack D.

I would bring pumpkin pie to Bethlehem because I help make it every year with my mom. I like making the crust because my mom gets frustrated with it. Plus, it’s made from a vegetable so it is kind of healthy. — Emily G.

I would bring my Grandpa’s cherry torte. I think Jesus would like it because he might not have tried it before. Also, I think he would like it because my Grandpa made it. — Noah D.

I would bring my mom’s chocolate French silk pie. It is so amazingly awesome and she only makes them in the winter. She puts a lot of care into making them. — Delaney C.

I would bring candy canes for many reasons. The reasons are that candy canes are delicious, sugary, and their colors make them symbols of the Christian faith. Also, they’re upside down J’s for Jesus. — Riley R.

I would bring them hot chocolate because everyone deserves to have a little warmth on a cold winter’s night. — Chloe L.

A Christmas treat that I would bring to Bethlehem is going to be my mom’s really good cookies because they are very good. It’s chocolaty and nutty delicious cookies. My whole family likes them even my relatives like them. — Bianca G.

It would be gingerbread, warm with homemade icing. — Erin V.

I would bring candy canes because my family always has a big bowl of candy canes out for us to eat. — Peter M.

I would bring sugar cookies because it reminds me of my Grandma and Jesus might not have ever tried them and they’re good. — Davis R.

I would bring my family’s favorite Christmas cookies. My personal favorites are chocolate chip and sugar cookies. These cookies are a symbol of Christ’s coming and I would like to share them with him and his family. — Annabelle W.

I would bring a giant candy cane still in it’s wrapping to Bethlehem. I would use it as a cane and when I was hungry I would eat it. — Gerardo M.

I would bring cookies because they are fun to make and they taste good. — Zach P.

I would bring pretzel reindeers because we make these around Christmas and I would love to share them with Jesus our Savior. — Maria P.

I would bring Christmas cookies because they are delicious. I also think that everyone would love them. — Jason O.

I would bring a cake to Bethlehem. I would bring a cake because Jesus is very sweet and Christmas time is very pretty just like cake. — Sara S.

I would probably bring Grandma’s homemade sugar cookies with frosting because I would want to see how everyone liked them. I love to share! — Caitlyn B.

I would bring cupcakes with sheep, Mary, Joseph and Jesus on them! Those treats would be for Mary and Joseph. But I would bring baby food for Jesus! — Sam L.

I would bring chocolate chip cookies because mostly everyone makes cookies around Christmas time and they are also very good and I would want to share them with all the people that are there — like Mary and Joseph. — Dillon J.

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