VIENNA - During the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Eve rush, a few shoppers at Grand Central Mall paused to share what Christmas means to them.
For the most part it was about spending time with loved ones.
"It's about spending time with family - and friends," said Whitney Pettit, of Parkersburg.
Addison Gandee, also of Parkersburg, said he agreed with Pettit and added one thing he likes to see on a Christmas morning.
"The look on little kids' faces as they open presents," he said.
For Audrey Parker, of Parkersburg, the meaning was clear.
"Presents and Santa," she said.
Parkersburg resident Linda Yonker said it was the same for her.
"Family," she said.
Mary Styer, of Parkersburg, said for her it meant the end of a stressful time.
"I work retail, so for me it means it's all over," she said. "I liked the excitement for awhile, but it's over."
For Ethan Yonker, of Parkersburg, it was seeing Santa.
"He also likes seeing all the decorations and the lights," Linda Yonker said. "We made decorations this morning."
Gabbie Wigal, of Parkersburg, also agreed with other comments made.
"It's about family" she said, "and friends."
Davian Miller, of Parkersburg, said it was about the presents and family and Kathy Wigal, also of Parkersburg, added it seemed, at times, to be about spending money.