In the 1980s the Whistler Question began posing a question to three to six people and publishing their responses under “Whistler’s Answers” (not to be confused with the Whistler Answer). Each week, we’ll be sharing one question and the answers given back in 1983. Please note, all names/answers/occupations/neighbourhoods represent information given to the Question at the time of publishing and do not necessarily reflect the person today.
Some context for this week’s question: This one seems pretty self explanatory, so we think we’ll leave it there.
Question: What do you think is the most special moment of Christmas?
Joanne Deno – Student – Victoria
I think the most special moment is Christmas dinner. Everyone has a chance to sit and talk. It brings the family together for conversation after a day of running around. In our family everyone tries to be there for dinner, and it’s not really the food that’s most important.
Tim Lepard – Physician – Vancouver
I’ve got four kids, so it’s the enjoyment they get out of it that’s best. I find Christmas Eve is better than the rest because of the expectations and excitement. These kids have been wired up for Christmas for two weeks, since the snow fell in Vancouver. It’ll be nice to spend it together.
Ryan Jazic – Elementary School Student – Whistler
I like opening presents to see what we’ve got. Ripping them open is the best part. We are always surprised. Decorating the tree is good too. We’ll be doing it this week. We get up at seven Christmas morning, but our parents sleep in too late. It’s also nice to see our relatives.