Have you ever been unable to celebrate Xmas of any other festival
20 Nov 08
Luckily not! I have been celebrating the Christmas and all festivals smoothly. I think that will be very annoying if something came in the way to prevent you from celebrating the much awaited holidays. I hope it will not happen to me at all.
20 Nov 08
Hello Bala.....When my children where studying,very often celebrating festivals depended upon their exams and their availablity.....If they had exams around the time of the festival,we would often cut down our celebrations,and give their exams top priority.Aslo if their exams are over and they are free during fesitival times like Onam,Christmas, etc when we get 10 days holidays,we would immediately go for a family vacation to some hill station etc.....And also you see Bala..when living in a nuclear family,away from your relatives,festivals no longer hold any special charms...sigh...Times are changing,and so are we.....
25 Nov 08
We do not celebrate Christmas as such. But since childhood We siblings decorate Christmas tree and put stockings in which we used to get yummy goodies.Just that. About seven years back, we had decorated our house with coloured light bulbs for Diwali and we left it for good about a month. Then we children decided to leave it till Christmas. But jus a week before that my Grandfather suddenly collapsed and went into coma and three days later he left this world. I can not express how those lights and decoration seemed to pinch us. What an irony. That was the first and the last time we ever left the Diwali decorations for X-Mas. Not to mention that Christmas celebration was the last thing on our minds.
• United States
20 Nov 08
New Year's, I worked doubles through it one time. Thought I was going to miss Xmas once, people called in sick, but a guy who was an orphan took it for me. I felt badly, he just said, "What else am I going to do on X-mas, I got nobody." That made me feel worse. Wish I could have invited him over to my brother's after he finished work, but that would have been really, really late. Take care.
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Dec 08
I'm not going to be able to celebrate Christmas the way I normally do this year. That is, Christmas eve with my mother-in-law, Christmas morning with the kids, Christmas evening at some family member's house (sometimes mine) for dinner. My niece is getting married in Arizona on the 27th. My mother-in-law will be flying down about a week ahead of time, so no Christmas eve. And then we have to hit the road Christmas day, otherwise we would have to make the drive all in one day and my back won't like that at all. So this year is going to be different.
10 Dec 08
Hi balasri! I am not in my home country for two years now and I didn't had a chance to celebrate most of the festival or holidays that I'm used to. This coming Christmas will be my second Christmas that I wont be able to celebrate the way I'm used to. Although I miss so much festival or holidays from my home country I am happy because I'm with my husband all the time. Happy Holidays.