This is the very first year I had such zeal for Christmas and it resulted in some serious Christmas Fever. I never really got into it previously; must be my two little munchkins that brought a whole new dimension to this special day. I had a glimps of Christmas through their eyes: The built-up, the whole hush, the lights, the tree, wrapping gifts, the excitement and the wonder. It got me all mushy, soppy, gooey, cheesy and girly – a welcome change I must admit.

And it all boils down to this one day.

So, what is a typical South African Christmas like? For kids it’s about Santa and watermelon, for us it’s mostly about family, food – lots of it – good wishes, food, an early afternoon nap, a late afternoon gathering with friends and family and a chilled evening. Oh, and food.

Whichever way you choose to spend Christmas Day – have a good one! And for those who choose to (note: I’m being politically polite), take a moment to remember.

Merry Christmas!

By Elzet

PS. Dare we hope for a sunny one?

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