There’s still 115 days to go to Christmas. So what? It’s never too early to get excited about Christmas!!
Christmas has a very warm, fuzzy feeling associated with it. It’s about happiness. It’s about celebrations. It’s about love and being with the people you love the most. It’s about forgiving people. It’s about patching up with people you’ve had differences with. It’s about The Holidays!
Maybe it’s my years spent in the US, where everyone looks forward to Christmas as much as Indians look forward to the monsoons every year after parched summer months, which is responsible for my love for Christmas. The malls, airports, streets, restaurants are all decked up with Christmas decorations. There are Christmas carols being played inside every store. Coffee shops serve seasonal creations such as Eggnog Latte, Apple Ciders & Christmas/Holiday blend of coffee. There is a Santa Claus in every mall handing out gifts and candy. Families hang out together, while friends hug & kiss each other. The only emotions to be seen around are love and happiness. The icing on the cake? If it snows!!
What can be prettier than a white Christmas?
I love putting up a small Christmas tree in a corner of my house and decorating it with ornaments & lights. I love having friends over on Christmas eve, playing carols, having a traditional Christmas dinner and exchanging gifts. But what I love the most about Christmas is that unlike Hindu festivals that are all about noise, pollution, inconveniencing others and creating public nuisance, Christmas is celebrated the way it should be – quietly within our own homes, surrounded by happiness and amidst the people we love.
How is it possible to not love a festival as beautiful as Christmas?