1.Like most things that I have encountered in this hemisphere, Christmas here is weird in a delightfully kooky kind of way in which Christmas trees show up in the lobbies of apartment buildings covered in Halloween spiderwebs and burnt out lights.
2.I work on Christmas. I don’t want to talk about it.
3.There has, however, been no shortage of season’s greetings this time of year, and my students regularly great me with a “Merry Christmas”.
4. Jingle Bells is favorite here, and despite the fact that most Americans I know don’t even really know what a one horse open sleigh is, the kids are great at singing it.
5. At the Primary School of Doom, there is a huge Christmas display with a small cottage, some fluffy fake snow, and not one but two jazzy-saxaphone-playing Santas. And their hips sway as they play. Ahhh, Christmas in China.
I miss you all dearly, and can’t wait to exchange presents in August.
Have a happy Christmas,