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Q: What Christmas tradition from home do you miss being here in China?

Merry Christmas all. This is my 8th Christmas away from celebrating the Chistimas season in America. While I never appreciated the commercial value of Christmas, my faith of Christmas and it's religious meaning is missed most. While I wish I could find a church family here (unrealistic), I especially miss the religious connections of Christmas the most. 

 

What part of the Christmas season have you missed during your time in China?

26 weeks 4 days ago in  Culture - China

 
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As a Christian in faith, it is interesting to me how differently the Christmas season feels with the absence of Jesus Christ instilled in the foundation of the holiday. Despite the westernized Christmas decorations and the various holiday related school events, there is such a hollow and empty feeling to Christmas here in China. As Scrooge put it, "it is a poor excuse to rob a man's pocket every 25th of December". Sure, I miss the decorations and the famiy time devoted to the holiday, but the church was always the brightest time for me during the holiday season. 

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I wasn't aware, how I missed unrestricted access to various Internet cheeky portals  while I was in China.

 

 

It's a milk&honey-web out of China ... surprise

 

 

LloydinYibin:

ditto for me

26 weeks 3 days ago
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turkey dinner. Christmas tree, and the gathering of people you seem to see only once a year

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maybe not a tradition but I miss a good PIE

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