03 December 2012

It's (almost) the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

Time really does fly so fast because would you believe it? We only have 22 days left (in my side of the planet at least at this moment) before the most wonderful time of the year comes! Well folks, if you are still wondering what I am referring to, I am talking about Christmas!
Yours truly a couple of years ago posing at a mall's Christmas decoration.
You see back in my homeland, the Christmas season actually begins the moment the first month that ends with BER starts and that month is of course none other than SeptemBER! Radio stations will start playing Christmas carols. Social networking sites will be flooded with early Christmas greetings. People will start thinking about their Christmas lists and what they are wishing to get for the holidays. Malls will start selling Christmas decorations and even Christmas gift packs. And many households, including ours will start taking out our stash of Christmas decorations including our fake Christmas trees. We don't get fresh pine trees here so we rely on plastic trees. And come to think about it, it's more practical and we don't need to cut down a tree just to celebrate the biggest event of the year.
Our tall Christmas tree back home filled with gifts mostly from us, Riju and I.
It is said that it is my country that celebrates Christmas the longest in the entire world and of course, I have no problem about that. However, here in India, since Christianity is considered a minority, they still have about at least 10 million followers, Christmas is not really a big celebration in most places unless an individual is in Kerala, the birthplace of Christianity in India.

The beautiful thing about Christmas in my country is that it is considered the most special time to be with the people you love the most. Yes, any time that you have with your family and friends should be special but during Christmas, there is that extra special and extra wonderful feeling of being together with your loved ones because you are commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the Humanity together and at the same time, you are also feeling the same feeling that Baby Jesus Christ was feeling inside that manger where he was born, warmth and unconditional love.

Having said all that, let me now end this post with my advance holiday greetings dedicated to you, the one reading this.
Yours truly posing beside our Christmas tree last year!

MAY YOU HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES LOTS AND POTS OF BLESSINGS!!!

10 comments:

  1. A very merry Christmas to you in India! You have a lovely blog here.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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    1. Hi Columba Lisa! Advance merry Christmas to you too! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  2. Wishing you a Merry Christmas in India! Such a nice blog! I signed up on Google too.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Wishing you a Merry and WOnderful CHristmas too in NYC! :)

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  3. Merry Christmas AnKamil! Thanks for dropping by my blog too :)

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  4. It is true indeed, we celebrate this season longer than anyone in the world! Happy Christmas in India! :)

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    1. Happy Christmas to you too Di Rosapapan! :)

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  5. Nice post and picture. There is no place like home. really!

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    1. Hi Joy! Couldn't agree more! Thanks for dropping by and Merry Christmas to you and your family! :)

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