Personal Narrative: The Christmas Story

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I’m just a basic white male American who has no culture. This is what I was thinking before I wrote this paper about how the objects around me identify and represent my culture and me without even me realizing it. It was embarrassing in class when I was asked to write about my culture and I couldn 't think of one sentence. Thankfully, I can write almost a whole book about my culture. I realize I do have a culture because of the most important objects in my life: my swim goggles, my mother 's biscuits and my favorite movie “The Christmas Story”. My swim goggles represent my culture and me. Without these goggles, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love and that is swim. They’re a black latex material with thick oval shaped orange lenses…show more content…
It’s a 1980’s iconic American classic. It’s about a kid who wants a Red Ryder Air Rifle. It’s his dream present, but before he gets it, he goes through some struggles. This movie has been a crucial part of many Christmas traditions since. This connects me to my culture because it reminds me of some of my earliest childhood memories. I can remember as far back as my brain can remember sitting in front of the TV glued to it watching this movie. I 've never watched this movie alone, I’ve always been with family. Anyways the only thing that snaps me from watching the movie is hearing my mother’s sweet voice gently say “It’s time to open presents!”. The reason this is my favorite movie is that it’s a family tradition. We do it every single Christmas. Except for this past year, someone crashed into a transformer resulting in us having no electricity so we couldn’t watch it. Something felt was missing that day it’s just didn’t feel right. That’s why “The Christmas Story” is an important part of my cultural identity Now that I realize I do have a culture because of my swim goggles, my mother 's biscuits and my favorite movie “The Christmas Story” it helps me with the fact that I can further understand myself. Now I have a greater appreciation of when I see an object, it means a lot to someone even without them knowing it, it can show their whole entire culture and what identifies them. I kinda sit back and laugh that I thought I didn’t have a culture, looking through some of the most important objects in my life I can finally say I have a

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