Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas for a Hindu----3WW
I have been tagged by Smiler to do the Hoopla!
The Rules of the Hoopla
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas.
2. Please refer to it as ‘hoopla’ and not the dreaded ‘m’-word.
3. You have to specifically tag people when you are done. None of this “if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged” stuff is allowed…then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you — but the more, the merrier to get this ‘hoopla’ circulating through the Blog-o-sphere.
4. Don't forget to link back to the person who tagged you.
5. Please try to do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it.
Here I go combining the 3WW too!
# When I was younger, I wished to learn more about Christmas. Eventually, my mom told me all about it. She was brought up in a place where there were many Christian Missionaries and she had many Christian friends. She even possessed a very old Bible, which now belongs to me. She gave it to me long to me back.
# I love plum cakes with lots of nuts. I always get it for Christmas.
# I do go out on Christmas day. Just to hang out or window-shopping.
# I like playing Santa for my nephews and nieces. They give me broad hints what gifts they wish for and I get all those gifts which their parents will not buy for them! I shower my love by spoiling them rotten!
# I get a small artificial Christmas tree and decorate it with tiny stars. My mom too helps me.
# In 2001, we celebrated Christmas in Nainital. My dad was alive then. We had gone there for a holiday and it was truly fun. I cherish those memories.
# Our winter break of ten days starts from Christmas, so we look forward to it!
# Once I did go and attend the Mass, as I was curious. I really enjoyed the experience. .
# I like listening to Christmas songs and read Christmas books!
# Since I started blogging, the Christmas spirit truly gets into me. Reading about other people’s traditions teaches me so much.
# One more thing I look forward towards this season is that most of my friends who are staying overseas come to visit India. This is the best time of the year to visit!
# Christmas means family re-unions. I like that aspect of it too. I do try to catch up with family. We all go out together for lunch or dinner.
# I still have a Christmas card I received from one of my naughtiest students 16 years back. It is handmade and therefore priceless!
Now to tag a few for this Hoopla! In alphabetical order!