Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Counting Down Christmas with ...... (1) The Preparation



Due to my religion, Christmas means much more than just Santa Claus, Christmas trees, presents and parties. Instead, it is a season filled with fond childhood memories like helped putting up Christmas decorations in my home church, singing Christmas carols from home to home and the very peaceful and secured atmospehere which made me felt like I was there on the night Christ was born.

This year's Christmas is going to be an extraordinary one for me. The last time I had my Christmas with the whole family of mine was 5 years ago. I got married 2 days after the 2003 Christmas. Don't get me wrong, our family gathering is quite a frequent affair but this Christmas, everybody will be flying their way here to gather at my place. I will be the host. How can I not be well prepared? I've got to start planning for the menu now!

7 comments:

lynette said...

Although I'm not a Christian, Christmas is the festival I love the best. I love the songs, I love going to shopping centres to see the decorated places, I just love everything about Christmas...

charming said...

Never to early to plan for Xmas. I have even started buying presents already. My youngest girl (3 y.o.) is already singing Christmas Carols, much to hubby's dismay. But it is the best time of the year, putting up the decorations, baking, carolling. Have fun with your family.

Tastes of Home said...

heeh I love Christmas though I'm not a Christian ..I guess Christmas just has a 'feel good' atmosphere and i have to admit, I love the present opening time hehe

So nice to celebrate festivals with the entire family!

Jo said...

lynette,
I am sure, especially the shopping part, too tempting, haha.....

charming,
Thanks for visiting. Your girl is really good, can sing carol at 3. Youa re right, the spirit of sharing is the most precious of all.

TOH,
I love the present part too, especially when I was a kid. Now, more headache than happy thinking what to buy for family and friends.

Precious Moments said...

Wow Jo this is sooooo cool. I love gathering especially cousins and all as I don't get to see them regularly.

Have a good time planning.

Tastes of Home said...

yeah jo, sometimes I get lazy and buy gift cards LOL

pingmouse said...

how exciting isnt it? I started my menu planning 2 months ago but still not sure if we will be having a dinner this year. I remember in 2006 when I played the host to Mal's family of 10, I was maximum stressed out. Everything I was cooking was for the first time. Lots of pressure. But it turned out great and we had the best Xmas ever. So this year, I don't know if Im able to make it even better;)