You might think that I’m nuts since we’re only in October but I’m not.
I’m thinking about this second year we’re spending Christmas away from home.
Sigh, Christmas holds a lot of memories for me. I grew up celebrating Christmas at my late grandfather’s house – there were many, many adults and children. I don’t think there were a lot of presents since we’re not rich but I know that there’s always a lot of FUN!
My father’s family are a bunch of people who really know how to party! They can talk, joke and drink the night away and the best of all is that they know how to sing and dance
Oh yeah, we kids used to dance the night away on Christmas eve and then knock off at about 12.30 am – 1 pm or so.
I also love the food because my aunties would prepare some of the most delicious foods that my grandmother taught them. My Mum didn’t learn up many of the recipes thus, I’m hoping that I could…
My father kept the tradition of celebrating Christmas alive and I know that I will also start the tradition with my own family. Hubby also loves the Christmas celebrations at our home and I can also see him chipping in with a lot of Christmas cheer during the year we had little to celebrate to.
What will be doing this year? I wonder if I could put up some outdoor Christmas decorations like “MERRY CHRISTMAS” in lights since it’ll be something the Chinese will be able to read and spell. Can you believe that my Chinese aunt cannot spell the word “Halloween”? Unbelievable but true!
I thought of looking for a wreath of holly to hang it outside our door but then, it’s silly since it’s a Western tradition. Maybe I’ll hang up a stocking but then again, I don’t want my kids to assoicate Christmas with “presents, presents, presents” only. Tough.
See, my grandfather and my father succeeded with me since I have fond memories of family, food and fun during Christmas
For now, my son knows that Christmas is about decorating a Christmas tree, giving and receiving presents but he’s also got the idea that a roast chicken is involved LOL
He only knows how to sing “Jingle Bells” so it looks like we’ll need to brush up on our Christmas carols I’m sure the church will be able to help with that!
You know what? I think I’ll find a “special recipe” I could easily make for Christmas. That way, he’ll come to love it as much as he loves the banana panckes I make for tea!
- Shopping for Christmas
- Christmas at Grandpa’s
- Cooking for Christmas
- Decorating the Christmas tree…
- Christmas Goodies