JOY in making Christmas real


At least for a three year old.

“It is a blessing to spend Christmas quietly,” I consoled my friend and secretly reminded myself as we both ached to be home for Christmas.

If you are from another part of the world, it will be hard to understand why people put up the tree as early as October; or why you would hear Christmas songs being played in September; or why the already bad traffic gets a lot worse during midnight Christmas sale as early as November; or why employers all over the world have to manage with most of their Filipino employees taking a long break during Christmas season; or why even families with meager annual income could afford a feast on Christmas eve.

Filipinos love, breathe and live for Christmas. It means family, love, being together during parties and countless get together on the days leading to Christmas. It…

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Bangladesh Chittagong