How To Make It A Very Chinese Christmas | Speaking of China

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  1. Juliet
    Juliet December 20, 2010 at 2:23 am | | Reply

    I like the idea of Chinese Christmas carols. My family is all about music! And it could serve as a good opportunity to teach them a little Mandarin. 🙂

  2. Michelle
    Michelle December 20, 2010 at 2:24 am | | Reply

    For everything from tinsel, fake wreaths and trees, stockings, and ornaments, try stores such as Wal-Mart or Carrefour (and sometimes even CenturyMart) in China. If you’re in Beijing, the Tianyi Market (天意市场), which is four blocks west of the Line 2 Fuchengmen subway stop is a good place to find many Christmas decorations, lights, etc. Here’s a link to other markets around Beijing that have temporary Christmas markets: http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/articles/blogs-beijing/expat-life/dec

    Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

  3. Joel
    Joel December 20, 2010 at 5:07 am | | Reply

    Christmas is China takes some creativity, because although young Chinese make a big deal out of it, especially Christmas Eve, it doesn’t always feel like Christmas. Did you see that Sinoplice has a whole album of Chinese Christmas songs for free download? mp3s he collected off baidu.

  4. Li Lan
    Li Lan December 20, 2010 at 9:12 pm | | Reply

    Chairman Mao’s Red Braised Pork? Your husband is….very, very Chinese. You have the recipe, I hope?

    I hate ham too!

  5. Louisa
    Louisa December 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm | | Reply

    My family’s having ham and an Asian turkey (instead of having stuffing it’s stuffed with nuomi fan), on top of some Chinese food. We’re watching a movie afterwards, so I joked that we’re actually having a Jewish Christmas.

    Happy Holidays!

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