As the 25th of December creeps up, I realize how boring it’s going to be. I am currently back in Australia – The country where Christmas is celebrated at home with mash, salads, punch and roasted meat. Unfortunately, I am here alone, with most of my close friends overseas with their families. I am thankful that my housemate will be here and so will some other friends who are loners like us.
What does Christmas mean to me?
I was always a sucker for Christmas. The songs and stories always brought a smile to my face – Probably because of how they would always remind me of the simpler times. My parents made it a point to celebrate Christmas when I was young: my Dad actually dressed as Santa once.
As we grow up, we tend to lose our Christmas spirits – but not me – Two Christmases ago, I surprised my parents by purchasing and setting up a Christmas tree at home. Decorating the tree reminded me so much of childhood. This year however, I’m not there to set it up so I assume the house will be Christmas tree-less
Best things about Christmas
To me there are a few weird things that I will always relate Christmas with:
- Home Alone
- The Chipmunks (who else from my generation can deny this?)
- Decorating the Christmas Tree
- The Nutcracker
- Being the one that gets to put the Angel or the Star on the top of the Christmas tree
So what are my plans for Christmas?
Nothing yet. I could easily organize a Christmas Dinner at my house but there just aren’t that many people here. The closest friends I have here get to eat food their Mum cooked or Dad bought home.
What do I want for Christmas?
A dinner with family and friends; a new pair of shoes; or a new wallet.
I am not upset or depressed about this at all – This post is mainly for me to remind those who get to celebrate Christmas with their family and friends of how lucky they are.
My first Christmas away from Malaysia, let’s see how it goes.
If there are any bloggers out there reading this post, do post what your love or hate for Christmas! Reading it would atleast give me something to do over these un-happening days.