December 20, 2018
Technology and clothing top the list of holiday favorites this season among students at Patrick M. Villano School.
“I want a PS VR which is virtual reality. I want this because I want to experience a world that not reality,” said Olivia Karathomas.
Sony’s PS VR [PlayStation Virtual Reality] headset works with the PlayStation 4 home video game console. Video games and gift cards are in demand by some sixth grade boys.
“I would like to get PS4 gift cards because I would like to use them to buy V-bucks on Fortnite,” said Gabriel Molina. “Usually it’s electronics and Legos. I love building, and I love using electronics.”
The video game theme is also true for Nick Macaluso.
He asked for “a bunch of Xbox cards because of that grind.” Macaluso plans to spend some time on the Xbox over the winter break.
“I want some new phone cases, rooms decorations and clothes,” said Malu Metz.
Sixth grader Brielle Rush focused her wish list items on a popular You Tube personality.
“Jake Paul merchandise because I love him, and I love watching his videos,” Rush said.
She is also hoping to get some more traditional items.
“Usually clothes because all the clothes I own right now don’t really interest me.”
“Every year I want a dog but I never get one,” sixth grader Julian Dubilo said.
Julian Dubilo is not the only student who wants a dog this holiday season. For others, however, it’s more about giving than receiving gifts.
“I’d rather give gifts because it’s nice to see how people react, and it’s a good feeling for yourself to make people happy,” Liam Pattermann explained. “ I love how giving presents brings a family or friends together.”
Some sixth graders enjoy handmaking their own items to give as gifts.
“I have made one DIY [do it yourself] in the past that was a fancy bottle opener for soda cans. I used wood, magnet, paint, and part of metal,” Karathomas said.
Sixth grader Rylee Smith made snowflakes in the past. Others have made holiday ornaments for their home or decorated old phone cases with fabric and stickers.