That Christmas Spirit

ITgirl1011 By ITgirl1011, 7th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We all know that special time of year when our savior, Jesus Christ was born.. That festive moment we all celebrate.

How I feel when Christmas is near

Just the start of "Ber" months make me happy.
4 months and it's going to be Christmas!
As early as September, people in my place start placing Christmas lights and decors.
The cold breeze. People busy looking for "sale" around the city!
Dark places become bright because of shining lights.
Christmas lanterns.
Kids singing Christmas songs in houses for them to gain money.

My most favorite Christmas ever!

My grandfather went home here In the Philippines year 2004 or 2005? I can hardly remember the year anymore.
That was my last time seeing him in person, though we talk via magic jack, because he lives in New York now with his wife and yeah.
So he came back that year and spent the holidays with us.
Christmas eve, everyone was so busy outside. There were firecrackers, loud children shouting and playing around. My cousins were also there, I think we were still 7 or 8 years old that time. We really had a great time. Great and delicious food on our table, I was really happy.

At dawn, my grandfather told me to sleep because Santa may not give me because I was still up. So, I followed him and fell asleep fast.


When I woke up, my first sight was at the window in our room. I saw a paper bag! The first thing that came up on my mind was Santa Claus! I opened the bag that was labeled with my name and I got a "Yoyo" for my Christmas gift.

That time, I really believed that it was Santa Claus that gave me that present but as I grew older I realized that my grandfather was my own Santa Claus.

Sadly, the time has come that he had to go back to the State. When he left, I really cried for nights because he was my best friend, the only person who understand me most, and the person who loves me unconditionally though we often talk today through the phone. I always want to relive that moment, how a simple gift made me realize I was still loved that's why I love Christmas. :)

What Christmas is all about

Christmas is not about giving material things.
As the song goes "Give love on Christmas day, even the man who has everything would be so happy if you could give, him love on Christmas day.."
Christmas is that time of year when we all just go and celebrate and thank God for the life, the blessings, the family, and everything that he gave us.
A time of forgiveness, to give people who hurt you another chance to make it up to you. A time for happiness and enjoyment, for those people who are to tired to take a break. A time for us to heal. A time for us to breath. :)

What is your most favorite Christmas experience?

What is your most favorite Christmas experience?
Do you want to share it with me? Write it in the comment box. :)
It's nice for people to share their experiences and take a seat and just reminisce. Isn't it? :)

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Christian Values, Christmas Gift, Christmas Story, Christmas Tree

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I am a working student. I focus more on life problems and where else my mind wanders.

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author avatar Erly
8th Sep 2014 (#)

I am overwhelmed with the reality of your story....Advanced Merry Christmas IT Girl...Thanks for the share.

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author avatar ITgirl1011
8th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you Mam... Christmas is really nice season for family..

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author avatar Erly
8th Sep 2014 (#)

I am overwhelmed with the reality of your story....Advanced Merry Christmas IT Girl...Thanks for the share.

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author avatar WOGIAM
8th Sep 2014 (#)

I enjoyed your article, it reminded me of how beautiful and Christmas was for me growing up, things have changed now but i remain in love with the advent season.

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