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.
However, 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.
I am honored to be awarded an award from MsRay at Woman On A JouRney. Thank you MsRay for the award.
Thank you Janet from Dolly’s Daily Dairy for giving me the Lemonade Award.
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