Christmas in China
The experience of celebrating Christmas in China, from one Western woman with a Chinese husband.
Recently, China Daily published my Christmas story in a piece titled Christmas memories from foreigners living in China. (I know I’m a bit late updating you but I’ve been busy battling a cold and also caring for my husband, who caught the flu. But hey, if you subscribe to the 12 days of Christmas, it’s […]
On our 1st Christmas together, my husband didn’t have much money. But that didn’t stop him from presenting me with a gift that moved me to tears.
Every year I remind myself that Christmas in China is getting better, easier. But that doesn’t mean I’m immune to feeling a little down every now and then.
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.