I caught the festive bug ๐Ÿ™‚

Shalom good people

In case you missed it. Yesterday I started a campaign in a bid to release all the drafts and make up for the time I have been away in the blog post NO CARRY OVER. I also want to achieve 8k views by 31st. All I need is 100 views every day. Yesterday we hit the target. Today let’s aim higher.

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So ofcourse Christmas was not In my drafts but one of you asked a question in the comment section.

What do you think of the festive season now as compared to what we knew?

Mmars Mireille.K

And that’s how I caught the festive bug… Going down memory lane.

It’s the season to be jolly falalalalala la la Nooooooo.

That’s how Christmas this year in particular feels like. A broken record. At my house at least. It’s a typical January blue in December.

I can’t even begin to understand. I don’t want to generalise. But if you’re out there and you don’t have Christmas decor up and are not even sure about special groceries. You are not alone. And it’s okay. This is just a season and it will pass.

However, being happy is on you. There are so many things to be grateful for. Life, health, having a roof over your head. Some peeps are not even sure of the next meal. And if you have Jesus in your heart, joy is a given. With or without the “Christmas spirit”

Answering the question.

Christmas then in my house looked like brand new clothes and shoes. Me and my sister finally got our hair done. And the icing on the cake was a real Christmas tree wrapped in toilet paper and a couple of balloons. Shinny decor on the walls. The cherry on top was the lights.

What was Christmas without the lights?

And Food. My mums fried chicken was always on point.

Dad also came home with a whole crate of soda. Soda was a privilege in my house. The Joy in our hearts when the soda arrived I can’t describe with words. My family was nuclear for a long time and so I can’t relate much to gatherings. We started doing that when I was older and no longer cared much about the season because the family was bigger and no more new staff ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ.

However that was the time people travelled back to there home towns.The city was always calm around that time. In fact to date people still travel. So Christmas then was about the food, family, new clothing and of course going to church.

I almost forgot the Christmas carols and movies on TV. It was a season to be jolly indeed. For a long time I thought boxing day was about actual boxing. I am starting to think even the tv people believed that. Because for some reason there was always a boxing match on boxing day.

Christmas now;

Is still a season to be jolly. I mean the king was born and that is a very good reason to celebrate.

However for a long time. The excitement on my end disappeared. I don’t even think I have a good answer for that. Maybe someone can help us in the comment section..

Christmas now for me is a day to chill and relax after cooking the food of course.. Food has never lost it’s place during the festives.

I have noticed people adopt the “be my Santa” thingy(I don’ know what its called) Where people through ballot pick a person and then gift each other. Companies, groups of friends and some families practise That.

Wow.

I really have no idea what Christmas now is like out there. So feel free to let us know what Christmas is like for you this season in the comment section.

Meanwhile, since I am a mom now. I think I need to do better for My girl. She is just two so I can relax this year. But next year I will have to do better. My parents gave me good memories. I should carry on the legacy. (No pressure)

Also I hope you know the guy we are celebrating and the importance of having a relationship with him?๐Ÿค”

The End. Day 2 of 12

Tomorrow I answer Louisa’s question of how the pandemic has affected the festivities.

Until then,

Be kind, Be humble Spread love.๐Ÿ’ž

19 thoughts on “I caught the festive bug ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I remembere christmas at mine also looked like new clothes,plenty of food, christmas tree wrapped in toilet paper and lights.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    As I get older,I know the why of christmas. Celebrating the birth of Jesus. I always choose to spend the holidays with my family.

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    1. I really don’t get what you guys mean by trees wrapped in toilet papers ๐Ÿ˜…

      Christmas growing up was similar to yours but with loads of decorations everywhere on the streets, at home, and around town.

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      1. Back in the day toilet paper was used as decor even at weddings. So instead of using the shiny strings for the tree we used toilet paper. And then burnt the tree on new year’s. It was a trend common for middle-class families.

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  2. “Food has never lost it’s place during the festive” definitely can’t argue about that. It was what united my big family in those days

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  3. Christmas then at my home was full of decorated Christmas๐ŸŽ„s, families exchanged Christmas cards, we always had joint family celebrations and of course new clothes! It was a whole new mood…

    Currently, I don’t feel the mood ๐Ÿฅบ, radios and TV are so quiet about the festive and one can barely know the time!

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  4. Christmas then was family, new clothes, food and then the boxing day fun topped up,
    Now I actually don’t know, I will be at work and there is no sign it’s Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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    1. wow. I don’t remember ever receiving a gift on Christmas. It’s not tradition in my house.. I guess we need to change that. I hope your Santa comes through this Christmas. Happy holidays.

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