HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood preschoolers rang in the holiday season Dec. 21 with their annual Christmas show.
Donning their holiday attire and Christmas cheer, a few dozen three- and four-year-olds showed family and friends what the season is all about. They performed renditions of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” “I Want to be An Elf,” “All I Want for Christmas,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and “Jesus Loves Me,” as well as few poems. They ended their performance with a reenactment of the Nativity Scene.
“Just watching all these kids, you guys should be proud of yourselves. These kids are doing an amazing job today,” Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola said to parents watching the show. He added that his favorite part of the season has yet to come.
“I think they know Christmas is right around the corner; you can see it in how excited they are. What makes me excited is when you watch your kids open those presents and seeing how happy they get. It just brings a smile to my face.”
In between each of the acts was a cheer-filled video. Many of the clips were scenes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” while others revealed footage from the play practices and warm wishes from Tribal elders.
Ending the celebration was a surprise visit from Santa. After sitting on Santa’s lap and taking a quick photo, each preschooler received their first gift of Christmas before heading to the catered lunch.