Merry Christmas

My X'mas tree

Here’s a pic of my chota sa X’mas tree. My lovely neighbours gifted us a plate of yummy x’mas sweets that you can see. Wishing everyone a very joyous & peaceful Christmas.

I went with mom to the local market to see the lights and festivities. Everything was so decorative and beautiful. I was in a convent school and we used to celebrate X’mas in a big way – with mass, carols, skits and various different competitions. I missed all this when I entered college. Even after that, there wasn’t too much of a celebration. But last week, we had a Christmas & New Year party in office and 1 of the guys was made to be our Santa Claus! I voluntered to decorate the place and we got gifts. Besides lovely food, we also had games with the entire office participating. It was just like when I was a kid. To add to the mood, I saw some animated movie called ‘Life and adventures of Santa Claus’. 😀

One of my all-time favourite Christmas carols has been ‘Silent Night’ and below is something that I googled up:

‘The origin of the Christmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous Christmas carol of all time!’

Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child
Holy Infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Christmas is a time to love and a time to forgive. For me, the evening was spent with these thoughts and some memories of some good old times. Also to think a bit more on what I am doing and where I am going…

Merry Christmas!

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