3 Ways To Do Christmas, Chinese Style | Speaking of China

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  1. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary December 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | | Reply

    Apples on Christmas Eve? Why not? 🙂

    Wishing you and John the happiest holiday season ever! I hope 201 7 is everything you want it to be plus more.

  2. Lao Zhang
    Lao Zhang December 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm | | Reply

    Christmas is translated literally as ” Birthday of A Sage”, Chinese people do not care about who the heck Christ is. But in China, only two persons and one monkey can be qualified for the title, one is Confucious (who represents men of letters), the other is Guan Yu (who represents muscle men or warrirors. The monkey is Sun Wukong, his title is given by himself Great Sage Equalling Heaven. However, China has the largest crowd in the world in celebration of the holiday which might have nothing to do with them otherwise. Sounds like a big joke.

  3. Autumn
    Autumn December 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm | | Reply

    I think apples would go way better with Christmas than the traditional “orange in your Christmas stocking.”

    Because oranges leak and next thing you know, all your stocking stuffer goodies smell like an orange juice processing plant in Florida.

    I’ve seen a lot of Instagram posts from Japan with wrapped up apples for Christmas Eve, too.

    1. Marta
      Marta December 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

      There are also wrapped Christmas apples here, Autumn. Also apples with characters on them (I guess they are done by putting stickers on them while they are still in the tree). They are a rip off, though. I have seen “Christmas apples” sold for 40 RMB (one apple)… when one normal apple in a fruit shop costs maybe 2…

      1. Autumn
        Autumn December 25, 2016 at 4:13 am | | Reply

        Huh. Stickers on apples while they are growing sounds unsanitary!

  4. Lao Zhang
    Lao Zhang December 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm | | Reply

    Oh, I forgot to mention another sage in China’s modern history, that is, our great leader Mao Zedong. He is known as the Savior as in the song of East Is Red. And if you know his birthday falls on Dec 26, you have to agree that he is the true Jesus Christ considering there is time difference. The Dec 25 in the West is exactly the Dec 26 in China. Yet it is so weird that while so many are crazy about the Christmas, nobody throws a party for this great leader from the bottom of their hearts. Mao is a legend due to another fact, that he named his body guard troop Army No. 8341, which later proved to an indication or a coincidence because he died at the age of 83 and was in power for 41 years. In that sense, he is the real deity or God.

    1. 英雄的黎明
      英雄的黎明 January 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm | | Reply


  5. Traveller at heart
    Traveller at heart December 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm | | Reply

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Jung. Hope we have success, happiness and abundance in 2017.

  6. Lao Zhang
    Lao Zhang January 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm | | Reply

    I simply state a fact. It doesn’t necessarily mean I stand by his side. Another thing is for you, that here is the international domain, please use English, to show your respect to yourself and others, and that history is not possible to be represented, whatever you see or read is only something or nothing of the real history.
    Each week you kill at least billions of your future would-be sons and daughters in your high enjoyment of sex (wanking), should we bring you to hell for that?

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