Spread the Christmas Spirit and Positive Wishes

Spread the Christmas Spirit and Positive Wishes

In about 40 days, depending on when you are reading this post, it will be Christmas. Christmas has been and will always be my favorite festival. Why, you may ask? I’ll be getting a Nintendo’s Wii Console, a brand new and latest Apple 3G iPhone and a paid holiday to any snowing destination of my choice. I’m just kidding. I won’t be getting any of these gifts.

I am not really keen on a Nintendo’s Wii Console as I don’t play much of games, whether it’s computer game or TV game. I am also happy with my Sony Ericsson phone and given the choice, I may prefer the Sony Ericsson latest Xperia X1 over the Apple 3G iPhone. A paid holiday sounds more attractive to me right now but no I’m not getting any paid holiday.

I was thinking recently, “Why is Christmas so special to me?” It seemed that every time I asked myself that question, almost every time the same memories flashed in my mind. I grew up listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Christmas songs; one of the first few cassette tapes which I bought in my childhood day. And basically every night I would play Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Christmas songs and follow the story lines inside until I dozed off to my dreamland.

Of all their Christmas songs, my favorites are ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘White Christmas.’ You may be laughing, falling off your chair and asking, “What is so special about Alvin and the Chipmunks’ Christmas songs?” Frankly speaking I don’t have the answers for you too; I just find that I could relate to their singing. Is that the reason why Christmas is so special to me? This plays a big part of the memories but not all. Do you grow up listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks too?

When I was young, the employer at my mother’s working place had Christmas party almost every year and it was always such fun for my brother and I. The funny thing is I couldn’t recall the details of those parties; whether there were food or games. However, I can remember vividly that we had always received presents and I would immediately look forward to the Christmas party for next year straight after the one for that year ended.

There weren’t many, I was fortunate to go through 2-3 times, before my mother’s employer decided not to have anymore Christmas parties for their employees’ children. Those 2-3 times have a magical effect on me and it plays another big part of the fond Christmas memories.

During Christmas, my family would always gather at one of my mother’s sisters’ home for a Christmas dinner. In fact all her sisters will be at the Christmas dinner too. Children do have simple needs; food, companies and of course presents. My brother, sister and I would always have a great time at the dinner. This is the final important part of my fond Christmas memories.

If you ask me for the meaning of Christmas, I wouldn’t be able to give you a satisfactory answer. I would prefer to direct you to Wikipedia. To me, Christmas is a season of love, joy, sharing and giving. All those love and joy that I experienced when I was young and the simple gifts that I received are priceless and I will always be grateful for all those blessings. How about you? What were your fond Christmas memories?

All these lead me to think, “If every person in the World can have a good meal and a warm place to sleep for the night, at least on Christmas Day, wouldn’t that be great?” And for every child in the World to receive a present on Christmas Day; that would really bring them much joy.

What made me share this whole chunk of fond Christmas memories? I was tagged recently by Rashieka with the Spread the Christmas Spirit Tag and as I have never done tagging at this blog, I hesitated for a long time.

Spread the Christmas SpiritHowever, I can relate to this ‘Spread the Christmas Spirit Tag.’ The most meaningful part of it is to request the person being tagged to make a priceless and self-less wish, “something that money can’t buy” something that another person will treasure dearly. I am a greedy person. I have more than one wish.

I wish that every person in the World will have a good meal and a place to sleep for this Christmas. I also wish that every child in the World will have a present for this Christmas.

Do you care to share with me a priceless and self-less wish? I would not particularly tag anyone in this but I would sincerely request anyone interested to join me in this tag and send Positive Wishes or Positive Thought to others. What is your Positive Wish or Thought? Do feel free to leave your Positive Wishes or Positive Thought in the comment area.

Let Us Spread Love Wherever We Go and Symphony of Love wish everyone a Wonderful, Joyful and Loving Christmas.

I would like to leave you with White Christmas by Connie Talbot. Do you still remember her? The song from Britain’s Got Talent who sung Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

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29 thoughts on “Spread the Christmas Spirit and Positive Wishes

  1. Fara S

    Hi there! This is a wonderful post.
    Actually I don’t really celebrate christmas but I can still feel the love and joy during the festival. Looking at it generally, Christmas is like a celebration for all of love, sharing and giving just like you said in your post. I believe almost all festivals are like that. Where I live at, there are so many festivals since there are people of so many races that live here. It was great each time a festival came by.
    I have many friends who celebrates Christmas so it was fun getting gifts for them and sending cards and wishes.
    Hope you’ll have a splendid Christmas this year too! (though I’m somewhat 40 days earlier to wish you this ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  2. mspennylane

    I have been thinking about doing a post like this, perhaps in a few weeks. Christmas is so special simply because of those memories. Even if they involve Alvin and the Chipmonks, that’s because you associate that with really happy times. I love that feeling, of all those Christmas memories coming back. But your Christmas wish would be amazing, so that everyone could share in these kinds of memories.

  3. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Fara, yes, there are so much love and joy at Christmas and it will certainly be great to be able to share that love and joy with everyone in the World. In Singapore, we have all kind of festivals too and it is always fun to celebrate all these festivals; especially when it is a public holiday. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @ Mspennylane, you could be right, it is the joy in Alvin and the Chipmunks’ singing that is very contagious. I love that feeling too.

    @ Michael, what does “Bah humbug” means? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kim

    Christmas is my favorite time of year! With two small kids home, we always have the best time this time of year. Every Christmas with my kids I cherish every second as I know when they grow up and move out, Christmases around here will be much different.

    Kims last blog post..Illness update

  5. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Kim, Christmas is indeed a special time with family; to remind one to always love, share and give to loved ones. It is through loving, sharing and giving to loved ones that we can always start to share this love and joy with others around us. When your kids move out and have family of their own, things may be different. However, I’m sure that they will always remember the love and joy that they have from you. How did I know? I remember too.

  6. Tammy Warren

    Ok….I love Connie Talbot and I know you know I love the Chipmunks. You need to come spend Christmas at my house. We are firing up the music now. I have it playing downstairs in the kitchen. I just love Christmas. Not the presents just the meaning and the season. I even like the rushing around.

    I too wish all could have a hot meal. Get some warm socks, new coats, and a warm place to rest. Wouldn’t that be great.

    I love this post. I was surprised you didn’t post a Alvin song! Do you watch the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas movies? I think you said you did on one of my comments. I will go back and take a look.

    Happy Holidays to you! (Early:} not really)

    Tammy Warrens last blog post..Let someone else pick up the slack

  7. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Tammy, good to see you back. Yes, I know you love the Chipmunks. I have to agree with you on the presents part; it is not really about the presents, but the meaning of it which I love. It would certainly be great if every soul in the World get a hot meal, change of clothes and a place to rest. Thank you for sending such a positive wish to them.

    LOL! I must say you know me quite well. I wanted to post one of their videos but I couldn’t find any good one in youtube; most of the videos are just still images with the song playing in the background. Can’t really remember if I have watched their Christmas movie. I think I did, but I couldn’t remember already.

    Happy Holiday to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Sue, thank you for your wish. I truly believe that it will make them very happy if they receive a present for Christmas. I know that because receiving present on Christmas when I was young has a magical effect on me. I hope that the children can grow up with this same magical effect too.

  9. The Fitness Diva

    Christmas is just the most awesome holiday of all!
    Reminds me of when I was a kid, and suddenly in the house there was all this excitement, candy, trimming the tree, putting up lights, pretty wrapped boxes and ribbon everywhere and people coming over to visit all happy and gay.
    I used to love to look out my bedroom window and count all the windows that had Xmas lights in them before I went to sleep every night.
    And I believed in Santa for a LONG time!!! lol
    Too bad kids don’t get to do that for very long these days!

  10. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Diva, I most certainly agree with you that Christmas is the most awesome holiday, at least to me. Thank you for sharing your fond Christmas memories with me; through them, I was able to ‘walk’ in another’s shoes and look at Christmas from another happy perspective. Hey, I don’t care if anyone here is going to laugh at me, I still believe in Santa. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. A Grateful Heart

    Christmas is used to be a sweet Holiday season when I was a kid… my older cousins were even laughing at me when I told them that Santa gave me presents that Christmas eve and he put it on the socks that I hang, lol! I was crying coz they never believed in me at all…ah, so silly, hahaha!
    now, it’s a bitter-sweet memories coz I’m far away from my family but I’m with my husband and my new family:)

    A Grateful Hearts last blog post..I’m Happy it’s Friday!

  12. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Kim, White Christmas is one of my favorites too. I just love the feelings in their songs.

    @ Shawie, I understand how important it is for Filipinos to be together with their family during Christmas. When I was in Philippines, I had the honor of spending Christmas with a few Filipinos family; I can certainly sense the love, joy and sharing in the family.

  13. Natural

    you had me going for a second and i was like oooh lucky you. i do want a Nintendo Wii.

    Personally, I don’t celebrate Christmas, very commercial holiday, but to each his own…I wish we would stop killing one another. You don’t need war to get peace, just stop the fighting and that should do it. Simple.

  14. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Regina, thank you for including me in your list of Christmas Themed Blogs worthy of mention. Happy Holiday to you and your family too.

    @ Natural, I agree with you that Christmas, like most festivals, has become very commercialize. However, I like the very essence of Christmas spirit itself; love, sharing and giving. And I do agree with you that we don’t need war to get peace too. We just have to learn to respect each other differences and live in harmony. Simple indeed.

  15. Symphony of Love Post author

    @ Makoy, you are most welcome.

    @ Nilz, glad that you feel so special about Christmas too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Tammy, thank you for checking. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. levy m.

    Amazing post! Reminds me of the Christmases when I was very little and my parents were still alive. How they have showed my with love and caring. Now that they are gone , I do miss them.. But now I have a family of my own, with a son to care for and love. I wish that I could give to him at least just a portion of the love them had given me.

    levy m.s last blog post..Funny video of the week 13

  17. Jacquelyn

    Thank you very much for letting people like me read such a wonderful post. The true meaning of Christmas is certainly brought out in your words, it really is a perfect season of joy, love, giving and sharing. God bless you always and have a very merry and blessed Christmas!