Ho ho holidays!

I love the winter.

I love snow, even though I’ve never really experienced a real snowfall.

I love watching people walk by on the streets, all bundled up in scarves and jackets.

I love the festive spirit that takes over people and cities as soon as December arrives.

I love Christmas, even though for my family, it’s just another day Dad gets to stay home from work.

I love Santa Claus, even though, you know…*whispers* he doesn’t exist. (Oops, did I just ruin someone’s Christmas? :P)

I love the huuuuuge Christmas tree at Takashimaya, and I love the fact that it is there for me to see and enjoy, a full month before Christmas (as I’m inevitably at home in India during the December holidays).

I love turning on the radio in December and listening to festive greetings, “special” offers and Christmas carols.

I love “Silent Night”, “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Deck the Halls” — I could listen to them any number of times.

I love Orchard road in December, all decked for the holidays.

I love the countdown to the New Year, even if I’m doing it from home in my jammies and not over drinks and loud music at some hip n happenin’ club downtown.

I love jumping up and down when the clock strikes 12, screaming “The New Year’s here!” a couple of times, then turning to my parents and going “Now what?”, knowing perfectly well that I’m going to be met with blank stares/sleepy faces.

I love going to bed knowing I’m going to be waking up to a whole new year.

I love December.

Merry Christmas, everyone. πŸ™‚


13 thoughts on “Ho ho holidays!

  1. Clueless February 11, 2007 / 4:49 am

    #Rio,Hiya! I was the girl in the green saree – does that make things any clearer? πŸ˜› I’m not very sure which one you were at the reception either; care to help me out with a bit of clarification? :)Been busy the past couple of weeks with uni work, but will post soon about everything that happened! πŸ™‚

  2. Rio February 6, 2007 / 2:20 pm

    hi there! i think i saw you at sayesha’s wedding reception in chennai…although not sure which one was you :Dcame here hoping to read abt yr india experience, especially the yummy panipuris that were missing at the chennai reception! 😦 πŸ˜€

  3. Clueless January 5, 2007 / 11:30 am

    #Moonlight,Wish you the very same! :)#Sowmya,I’m glad, sistah! Haffy New Year to you too, babes. πŸ˜€

  4. sowmya January 2, 2007 / 4:16 pm

    I love this post. Happy new year!!

  5. moonlight December 31, 2006 / 6:04 pm


  6. Clueless December 27, 2006 / 10:45 am

    #CS,You too, darling! :)#Apalana,Merry Christmas! :)#Soleil,Aww, me too! We totally should make it a yearly tradition — that’s a great idea! :)Can’t wait to see you again too! Enjoy HK and Shanghai! πŸ™‚

  7. soleil December 27, 2006 / 12:51 am

    I love going to Orchard Road with you gals! Maybe we should make it a yearly tradition! Take a pic with the huge Takashimaya tree every year πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas! See ya again real soon!

  8. apalana December 26, 2006 / 5:55 pm

    hey, belated one though. Merry X’mas πŸ™‚

  9. Confused Soul December 26, 2006 / 5:48 pm

    I love all that too πŸ˜€ Hope you have an amazing year ahead πŸ™‚

  10. Clueless December 26, 2006 / 4:13 pm

    #Michelle,Yay, you too! Hope you had a lovely Christmas! :)#Sayesha,Right back atcha, babe! :)#MG,Wow, somebody had a lot to say! ;)I, too, love sitting at home, bundled up in blankets with a hot mug o’ chocolate — now, if only it’d snow here in India! Picture perfect! :PMerry Christmas (belated) to you too, girlie. Luv ya too! πŸ™‚

  11. Macho Girl December 26, 2006 / 12:07 am

    I used to count down to new year’s day too, before I came to university that is. Now the closer new year comes, the closer the time to leave home comes. Not to mention the hectic semester! But I do like listening to the radio during christmas and watching all the christmasy shows on TV. And the movies on star movies and HBO!!!!!! I love any beautifully (and elegantly) decorated christmas tree. I love snow. Christmas is the season when one should bundle up in rugs and sit with a mug of hot chocolate. Surprisingly, my city IS that cold! I gotta bundle up every night if I wanna stop shivering! I love calling people and wishing them a merry christmas. I love sending out cards. I love writing comments longer than your post (sorry if u dont love reading em!) But most of all, I just LOVE to see your blog updated! Why didnt u tell me before?! Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Merry christmas girly πŸ™‚ luv ya!

  12. Sayesha December 25, 2006 / 11:04 pm

    Merry Christmas, babe! πŸ™‚

  13. Michelle December 25, 2006 / 7:32 pm

    i love it all :Dmerry christmas!

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