What I Think of Christmas

13 Dec

Christmas is creeping nearby and tis’ the season to be jolly. When we think of Christmas, we think about the idyllic, snowy environment, carols that fill the air with joy, or maybe even the juicy, succulent turkey served on the dining table. Those who are more superstitious will probably hang the mistletoes and hoping for someone to kiss them underneath it.

Christmas is not only celebrated in the Western countries, but we can actually celebrate this season of joy here in Asia. Although feeling foreign and awkward for the first-timers, many people will feel the joy, warmth and the laughter of Christmas when visiting to other people’s house for the celebration. Christmas in not only for Christians, Christmas is about the season celebrated by people from all walks in life, regardless of races and religions. Christmas is about sharing, and sharing brings out the love from everyone to the person beside us.

Christmas is a time when family members can get together, share all the happiness with one another. If some of the family members are abroad, a phone call away or a video call away, can also bring them to feel Christmas with the family members. For those with gargantuan appetite, roasted turkey with ham are the most suitable meals to enjoy during this festive season. To enhance the scent of Christmas, many people often open the bottles of Brandy or red wine to celebrate. For those shopaholic ladies out there, it will be a last-minute shopping spree for them. From buying valuable gifts to wrapping them, they wish to send out their hearts to the receivers and hoping that Christmas is the season when everyone can laugh and can rejoice in. Christmas can be about Santa Claus with the white beard extension, spreading love and giving away gifts to excited children.

So, what is the real meaning behind Christmas? It is all about the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior and our Lord. Born in Bethlehem, Jesus is believed to take away all our sins and praise God for sending Jesus Christ down to save us. 🙂

Recently, I attended the Lighting of Christmas Tree in Eastern & Oriental Hotel with my mother. It was a cocktail style party theme and only bits of local food are served there. Red wine, white wine, beer and fruit punch are served there as drinks. The crowd there was huge and it practically filled the main lobby.


Malaysians can never change habit of being late, and it showed in this party. The Lighting of Christmas Tree should start at 8, but it delayed for about 20 minutes before the real show started. As we were counting down to the lighting of Christmas Tree, I was thrilled to see the ceremony and the crowd cheered happily as the lighting of Christmas Tree went on smoothly. Then, the mini choir of Eastern & Oriental Hotel performed some notorious Christmas Carols and we sang along too.

I was not used to the cocktail style party, so I felt a bit bored while my mother drank 4 glasses of wine. That’s a lot! My mother was slightly drunk and I was a bit worried because my mother was supposed to drive me home. But, thank God, my mother was able to drive us back home safe and sound.

“Christmas isn’t Christmas, until it happens in your heart,” Although I celebrate warm Christmas in sunny Malaysia, that does not mean it is not real Christmas. Christmas will always be in your heart as long as you feel it. You can believe in God, as long as God is in your heart forever. One of my wish is to bring my mother to overseas and to experience a white Christmas, touching the snows and playing with the snows outside. How nice if we can accomplish our dreams. Amen

Have a blessed warm Christmas to all my blog readers.


3 Responses to “What I Think of Christmas”

  1. cheeyi December 15, 2008 at 8:51 am #

    Another great post! I’m impressed! Your mum drank 4 glasses of wine and can still drive.

    Christmas is about sharing. God bless everyone.

  2. Brandon December 15, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    Thanks, Chee Yi. I didn’t think much about this post, it kind of went into my mind, and I just wrote it out spontaneously. ;D

    My mother is a strong woman and I am also shocked too. HeHe.

  3. Chee Yi December 19, 2008 at 7:06 pm #

    You deserve this tag.


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