Tuesday

Why is Christmas such a happy season?



This is perhaps my most favourite festival of the year. From my many excursions all around the world winter season across continents, nations, states, cities, towns all have a underlying emotion of joy and happiness which is not motivated but genuine

The Christmas trees small and big, luxurious and simple, all beckon you warmly. There is an expectant air of surprise and happiness unbridled, chirping from every nook and cranny. The most awaited time of the year has to be December and Christmas

Memorable and fantastic (month long) free sweets and puddings and cakes and chocolates at the work place, to happy music washing the corridors we walk, to the well decorated malls and shops with fairy lights, the occasional Santa you come across that triggers all wonderful school memories of surprise gifts….O this season of ‘chirp’ rules for me.

Red Christmas plants flowering everywhere, decorating and ornamenting the real or the plastic Christmas tree which is a ceremony by itself in so many homes, the churches wearing a buzz of bonding, forgiving and forgetting old wounds, Christmas definitely brings with it something special each year.

Besides the popular gingerbread cookies, kal kals and marzipan, and the famous plum cake that Mathew’s mum bakes (has to be the bestest in the world), the holiday season surely takes on a light, flirty, tinkling laughing hue

As Christmas is the season of good cheer and goodwill, it also becomes a handy excuse to get in contact with family, beloved ones as well as friends. Very often during the year we don't find the time to stay connected – Christmas becomes the very reason to be back in touch, especially if they live far away.

Finally there is the most awaited activity of Christmas, to find out what Santa brought on Christmas Eve. Although as adults we buy and get pleasure in gifting those gifts, it is the young kids who get the most pleasure from receiving Christmas presents. To find the before carefully hidden Christmas presents under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning is one of the most fantastic ways to create unforgettable memories for children at Christmas.

Merry Christmas All

12 comments:

melinda said...

Layer cakes are big where I stay. The little layer cake is perhaps the showiest of the extensive southern Alabama repertory. There is always a poundcake on the table at Christmas, as there often is year-round. And, usually, there is a fruitcake, like the simple ones with pecans and two kinds of dried fruit that the members of the Sardis United Methodist Church are making this season. And boy or boy is there enough jollyness in the air to drown everybody's sorrows out:) Merry Christmas Mee:)

Jim said...

If you get down and out,just get in the kitchen and bake a cake. That stacks up the festive spirit of Christmas for the house!:)

ashish said...

This year I decided we’re going to give presents only to the children, not the adults in the family,a friend in Manhattan's sentiments, because everyone is making less.So Christmas is depressed in NYC

sheila said...

In Brussels the sentiment is a wee bit depressed- Whatever you’re expecting to find around the tree or the menorah this season, expect a little less. A year after people first began grappling with the economic turmoil, thrift has become a habit. The new frugality not only means fewer gifts, it means less costly ones, recycled ones and handmade and home-baked gifts. Penny-pinchers are giving greeting cards instead of presents, or presents without greeting cards. And nearly everyone is snipping someone from their list :) Am sure things are super fine and developing well in India:) Merry Christmas Mee:)

john said...

I can add more to the list of gifts: chocolates, bubbly, wines, silks, sweaters, stoles, art, truffles, perfumes -almost anything you can think of is on sale right now. And there are hordes of people juggling for space while shopping in busy malls, Where is the depression I say:)

Shweta said...

Its true that giving produces joy which leads to happiness, so, xmas is such a happy celebration I guess:)

sanjiv said...

Happiness at Christmas is… 2 cats, 1 wife and dinner starting at 1 and finishing at midnight :-)

gita said...

Christmas is always a happy season for me because it is not knowing when it ends…also it is about seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, no?

Mike said...

I wish you a wonderful Christmas, a relaxing time with family and friends. Enjoy yourselves, take it easy for a while, and then get ready to kick ass for 2010!

Shiran said...

Will tell mum about what you have to say...she is going to be thrilled with the good things you have say...Marry Christmas and hope you have a lovely time

Brian said...

Merry Christmas to you

kay said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you.