Montrose Christmas Traditions

Faye Stearns ‘24, Staff Writer

Snow is falling, Montrosians are decorating their classrooms and poles, and there seems to be an abundance of hot cocoa. What time of year is it? Christmas time! At Montrose, Christmas is a big deal — in large part due to our annual traditions that revolve around the Yuletide season. 

Some things we do here at Montrose are very unique from other schools:

  1. We all love the poles that hold our school together! At Christmas time each grade decorates poles to increase the Christmas spirit.
  2.  To kick off our winter break, each grade in the school performs humorous skits with different plots centered around a Christmas-y or holiday theme. Every girl has some kind of acting side to her, and these skits are a great way to show it off! 
  3. We all love Christmas carols, and during the Christmas season at Montrose, the Lessons and Carols concert shows off the talent of all Montrose’s music groups.
  4. This year on December 13th, girls from all grades gather to have a holiday “moviethon.” The showing will include favorites like Elf, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and so many more.
  5. Finally, the most known and probably most beloved Christmas tradition here at Montrose is Secret Santa. Everyone is assigned someone random at the school to whom they give gifts.

Here’s just a little taste of the numerous holiday activities that are near and dear to the heart of all Montrosians. In the words of ‘Jingle Bells,’ “Oh, what fun!”