What Does Christmas Mean To Me?

Tagged by Arlene.

Here’s the drill:

  1. Make a paragraph next to the last paragraph in the tag is passed to you of β€œWhat is Christmas to you” and put your name at the end of it linking back to your site, or the page that answered this tag.
  2. U can use a title that will suit your Christmas idea.
  3. Then tag as many as you can.

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Christmas to me is a special time to ponder the great love God has done to us by giving us His Son to be born in Bethlehem long time ago. So, this season is a time for sharing and giving love to everyone. I feel that everyone is happy on Christmas time. Yeah, pressures on holiday expenses may bother us but if you have to remember the true essence of Christmas – you just can’t help but feel happy to know that you have made your loved one, your next door neighbor, the inmates, the homeless, the orphans, or anyone happy because you give love on Christmas day. β€” Sunshineforlife.

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Christmas is an annual holiday that makes my little wishes come true. A pair of new shoes, new dress and gifts from my Godparents. That’s how I defined Christmas years and years ago until… I came to Bahrain. That’s when I realized what it really means. A special day to commemorate the birth of Jesus. Here in Bahrain, Christmas is nothing. It’s just an ordinary working day for almost everyone, unless your boss is considerate, he’ll give you at least a half day to celebrate, if there are celebrations happening. But in my case, there’s nothing to celebrate literally. Everyone is at work, that includes my husband and myself. We attend the midnight (Christmas Eve) mass and that’s it, go to sleep and get back to work the next day, on Christmas day. My first Christmas away from home happened in 1999. I came here in October and had the most loneliest Christmas ever in my life – without my family. That made me realized their importance. On how meaningless celebrations would be without them. To cut the story short, for me Christmas is all about Jesus and family. If you have friends to celebrate this special day with you, that’s a bonus! –When Silence Speaks

I am tagging Ging, Julie, Nice, Raq, Kimmy, Mich, Rach and Sasha.

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11 Comments

  1. thanks for the tag! sa weekend ko pa yan pagmumunihan hehe! lungkot naman ng pasko sa bahrain πŸ™ iba pa rin talaga ang pasko rito sa pinas.

    Malungkot talaga… πŸ™

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  2. Thanks for the tag mitch! Will do it soon! Hopefully before the xmas LOL!

    Take your time sis! If I knew you just bought a new home, sana yun ang tinagged ko. πŸ™‚ sa susunod yun ang itatag ko. πŸ™‚

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  3. This is an interesting story. It’s good to hear how Christmas is observed, or not observed, in Bahrain. Perhaps an advantage to this is that people who celebrate it there are free of the onerous commercialism that can dilute meaning where it is openly celebrated. Thanks for sharing this.

    My pleasure….

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  4. nalungcot naman ako sa kuento u on how u spent ur first christmas in bahrain. im moved kasi malayo ka na nga sa family u, parang balewala pa ang pasko. thanks for sharin the xp mitch!

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