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™‚

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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

    Wishing you a happy new year-2007 !!HOPE THE NEW YEAR BRINGS HAPPINESS AND GOOD HEALTH TO ALL AND THAT THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE WORLD SO ALL PEOPLE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO ENJOY LIFE.

  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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