2009-12-31 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

Compiled by Bill O’Neill

Question: The saying goes: “It’s better to give than to receive.” Were you happy with the Christmas presents you received this year? Briefly explain why?


“I was very blessed this Christmas. I received a new TV. It was great! It is wonderful to know that there are giving people in this world.” –Denienc Sarjeant, Manhattan “I was very blessed this Christmas. I received a new TV. It was great! It is wonderful to know that there are giving people in this world.” –Denienc Sarjeant, Manhattan
“We learned that in school: it’s better to give than to receive. But this Christmas, nobody gave me anything. Maybe New Year’s I’ll get something.” –Tyrone Mintott “We learned that in school: it’s better to give than to receive. But this Christmas, nobody gave me anything. Maybe New Year’s I’ll get something.” –Tyrone Mintott
“I was extremely happy with the presents I got this year. My boyfriend always gives me money. But this year, he took the time to go to the store and buy me things that I wanted.” –Anne P., Canarsie “I was extremely happy with the presents I got this year. My boyfriend always gives me money. But this year, he took the time to go to the store and buy me things that I wanted.” –Anne P., Canarsie
“My Christmas present was to visit New York with my boyfriend, Jerome. That’s what I’m thankful I was able to do this Christmas.” –Claudia Burbé, Quebec, Canada “My Christmas present was to visit New York with my boyfriend, Jerome. That’s what I’m thankful I was able to do this Christmas.” –Claudia Burbé, Quebec, Canada

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