It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m just about to catch my breath from one marathon of a weekend. I posted my Christmas cards (more like New Year’s cards, since I doubt everyone will get them in time for Christmas), boxed up a batch of my homemade Christmas chocolates and cookies, and even made maqiu (sesame balls, similar to tangyuan) this past Friday to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
I’m beginning to understand why the Google Search Engine suggested “Christmas stress” when I tried doing a Christmas search the other day.
So, as this writer takes a short break (after all, I must dash off to grandma’s house this evening for Christmas Eve festivities), I thought I’d send you a little last-minute Christmas cheer in the form of Christmas posts with Chinese characteristics. Happy Holidays to you, wherever you are in the world!
How To Make It A Very Chinese Christmas. When you straddle two different cultures, sometimes, you wish your holidays did too. Add some Chinese flair to your season with these simple tips.
My Holidays Start With Five-Spice Turkey and Chinese Dumplings. In my home, I know it’s the holidays when cranberry sauce, hand-rolled Chinese dumplings and five-spice turkey hit the table.
China and Its Oh So Romantic Christmas. Christmas is oh so romantic — that’s what many young Chinese, like my husband, think of when the holidays come around.