December is one of my favorite months, regardless my final sessions (which always come on December). Whatever. Anyways, I'm so excited *hell yeah* since Christmas is coming! Even though I don't celebrate Christmas particularly, which happens to be the celebration of Jesus' birth, I love to hear Christmas carols and Christmas celebration itself.
I once experienced my Christmas holiday in Melbourne, Australia, in the year of 2001. It was coming along with my cousin's wedding party at Crown hotel. I was a bit disappointed with the atmosphere there. It wasn't as merry as I used to see on TV. There were only 4 employees of the hotel sang some Christmas songs instead of a choir. I was sure a five-star hotel could afford a choir to please their guests. But well, never mind. Probably it was because most of their guests came for casino entertainment instead listened to annoying Christmas carols performed by children choir with shabby uniform. Same ambience I quickly found in the city. Ah maybe because it was summer. Snowy white Christmas can only be found in States. Boo. It's not fair. Not at all.
Back then in 2002, I spent about two weeks at Genting, Malaysia. Thank God it was different with what I got in Melbourne. It was merrier and crowder than Melbourne. I supposed it's the cold weather (including the fog!) which gave me a little pleasure about white Christmas. Nice. They also had a big white Christmas tree at the lobby of Highland hotel. Cool.
However, none of holidays above let me to take a picture with Santa claus. *sob* I have never had a picture with Santa. So sad.
Santa is my favorite character during Christmas. Why? Cos in my opinion, he is an icon of hope for everybody. Even most time I always know that Santa gives presents for children only. I'm not a child anymore, but I always believe in Santa. It's not about the presents, socks, chimney, or reindeers, it's all about Santa lightening hope in everyone's heart.
Christmas is an event to meet and greet with your family, relatives, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. Everyone is urged to be home on Christmas day, to gather with the whole family members.
By the way, Santa, could you give me best Christmas holiday I have never had before? FYI: I've never been to States during Christmas ;)
Merry Christmas anyone! Hope y'all have the best holiday ever! Happy holiday!
(Picture is taken from Free Greetingcards)