Saturday, December 24, 2005

Top 5 Things about Christmas in India

1. Hearing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" played on sitar as department store muzak (true story)

2. Seeing the locals bundle up in scarves, mufflers and woolen shawls when the temperature plummets to 65 Farenheit

3. Leftover Diwali fireworks can be recycled as Christmas crackers

4. Helping Hindu friends dress their kids as angels and elves for holiday costume parties (this actually happened to me in 2002 at Madras Gymkhana Club)

5. No danger of being force-fed fruitcake.


miriam said...

What I loved is that Christmas is an option there. Granted, here I managed to dodge most of the hullaboo but I recently read thatalthough only 84 percent of Americans are Christians, 94 percent celebrate Christmas. I didn't realize I was such a minority. The amazing thing is I don't feel grinchy about it, just surprised and unsure of what to say when people ask how my holiday went (usually I just answer fine and quickly ask how their's was).

Anonymous said...

Christmas, the festival of joy and cherish, is the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. In

India the event is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by the people no matter

to what religion or place they belong.