Seasons greetings everyone ,
So , I was thinking about Christmas (what else is there to think about this time of year ?!?!) and how so many different kinds of traditions were added throughout time . This holiday is so popular that everyone celebrates Christmas in their own way .
Did you know that the reason we say and write ‘XMAS’ is because the ‘X’ is an abbreviation ( meaning short for ) for the word Christ,so if you put Christ and mas together you get Christmas .
But my absolute favourite thing about Christmas is ………… Santa Clause (aka Pier Noël , Father Christmas and Saint Nicholas ) !!!
I just love to wonder about the possibility of there being this jolly old man with a white beard , red suit and hat , a sleigh pulled by 8 magical reindeer plus one reindeer with a red nose that lights up , who lives in the North Pole creating toys all year round with the help of elves , checking a list of naughty and nice children twice ,comes through the chimneys and delivers presents to all the children of the world in one night….. Just imagine , how amazing would it be if there was such a person ???
For quite a while, I too was one of those little kids who actually believed he was real and would set out cookies and milk for him and carrots for his reindeer on the night of 24th of December . At that time everything felt MAGICAL and surreal . I’d wake up to find these amazing presents , the milk drank , the cookies eaten, the carrots munched , and a note specially written just for me .
I can never fake the wonder in my eyes and the warmth in my heart during this time of year , no matter how old I am …..
Have a ho-ho-ho holiday,
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night ,