Christmas in China
The experience of celebrating Christmas in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Christmas is coming! If you’d like to do Christmas like the Chinese do, here are three ideas for the holidays.
I can’t believe it’s already December 20. As I write this post, I’m still knee deep in preparations for two Christmas parties this week — and, of course, have yet to do a single Christmas card. (At least I can send them out by e-mail – thank you, Hallmark eCards.) Welcome to my busy December! […]
The holiday season is just around the corner. Whether you’re filled with delightful anticipation or dread, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with this 2016 holiday gift and survival guide. Okay, so let’s start with the biggest thing on everyone’s mind – the gifts. Need some ideas on what to buy your Chinese loved ones? […]
With all of this joy, excitement and holiday spirit around me, the January blues I used to know as a child don’t have a chance before Chinese New Year.
This marks my 3rd Xmas I will have spent in China since moving back. It’s not always easy to spent the holidays in a country that doesn’t celebrate them.
“So, what did ‘Santa Claus’ bring me for Christmas?” I asked John. His smile evaporated. “I’m sorry.” My heart sank as I realized he forgot.
China is my husband’s home country and where I live. In theory, the holidays can be a lot of fun here. But in practice, it doesn’t always feel that way.
There’s something joyful about celebrating Christmas with a total newcomer to the holiday — someone who brings a fresh perspective to silent night.
I love my Chinese husband and his hometown. But as I prepare to spend another holiday season in China, I’m dreaming of a white Christmas back in the US.
All these years, I had it wrong. When my husband mentioned the Winter Solstice sesame balls his mother made, I thought they were a version of tangyuan.