Saturday, December 25, 2010

Festival: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Pure love!
Happy Birthday Jesus Christ!

December 25 is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus Christ, the son of God. He had walked on this earth more than 21 centuries ago.

When I was a kid, I went to study in a convent and that was the time I got associated with Christianity, praying at a church and celebrating Christmas.

Reading a number of English novels had given me some knowledge about St. Nicholas or Santa Claus and his rein-deer. It fascinated my childish imagination, reading about Christmas in the snow, the big fat Santa distributing gifts by driving down everyone’s chimney and people eating yummy turkey and pudding for Christmas.

I am a Tam-bram and hail from Chennai. Vegetarianism has been ingrained in me since birth. While I would never come in the way of someone eating seafood or chicken, I will never want to eat them myself.       

But, in my childhood, when I used to read about delicious meat cooking, I used to almost smell (without the clue as to the real smell of such foods) it and used to drool quite some too. I used to feel quite sad that my religion would never allow me to taste it. It never even struck my innocent mind that I could choose not to follow the dictates of my religion.

But all that was eons ago. I have still not tasted the Christmas delicacies nor intend to – at least in this life. But reading about it and hearing of people talk about it, has always been a wonderful experience.




Christmas tree
My favourite Christmas song in my school days used to be Jingle Bells. My father's cousin Rani who lived with us during those days, taught Suja and me the song.

Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Santa Claus & rein-deer
Oh, what fun it is to ride     
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

I am determined to see at least one White Christmas in my lifetime and I am quite confident that Jesus Christ is going to grant me this one wish.

In the meanwhile, Merry Christmas to one and all!

4 comments:

  1. Wish you too a merry christmas

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  2. A very nice post on Christmas Sundari. Thank you.
    Chandra.

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  3. Vegetarianism is a great 'virtue'. Nice post on Christmas

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  4. Great post and lovely picture of Christ!
    Dont forget to take me with you to see a White Christmas!

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