The first page opened with a poem titled “GOD'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS," by Dwight Weldon. Also on the page were numerous Christmas articles, including a piece about the spirit of giving called "A MERRY CHRISTMAS! A HAPPY NEW YEAR!" and a reprint from Sunshine about the meaning of A.D. 1888. Page two opened with a few maxims; news from former students inlcuding Laura Doanmoe (Kiowa); and news from Sitka, Alaska.
Page three told of Christmas preparations; the opening of the new bakery; a talk by a visiting poet; a visit by Dr. George Reed, who was rumored to become the new president of Dickinson College; the birth of a new baby to Laura Doanmoe; a game of football at the school; the girls' visit to the printing office; and the arrival of new students from Crow Agency. The fourth page contained "A CHRISTMAS STOCKING" letter to Santa in the shape of a stocking, followed by an anonymous letter "FROM A LITTLE GIRL IN THE COUNTRY: How She is Making a Woman of Herself."