X is for… X-Mas Gifts

Despite studying in a convent school for a good 14 years and being exposed to the Christian culture, prayers, carols, chapels…  Christmas was never celebrated at our home.

When our little one started going to his play-school, things changed. Christmas was celebrated in his school, 2-3 days before the D-day and he got to know about the concept of Santa Claus and gifts, among other things. Commercialization of festivals by the advertisers and marketers added to his knowledge of Christmas.

Not to dampen his enthusiasm, we got a small Christmas tree home and decorated it too. A gift was duly bought and the regular story that Santa got it for him, was sold to the child. His face lit up in a huge smile and we smiled to see his happy face.
Every year after that ‘Santa Claus’ visited our home on Christmas eve and delighted Aaryan by presenting him gifts of his liking and choice.

This continued for a few years and one fine day Aaryan announced, “I’d like to have a PlayStation 2 CD this time as a Christmas gift” .

He had finally figured out the real ‘Santa Claus’.

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78 thoughts on “X is for… X-Mas Gifts

    • This one was super easy! Xmas was the word that kept buzzing in my head and I suddenly remembered the pic and rest is history 😀
      Thanks, glad you liked the post and our baby 🙂

  1. It tickles me pink that my today is your tomorrow. You are one day closer to finishing. You had to bite the bullet and get into the commercial Christmas spirit. He is adorable with his little glasses.

    • The excitement to decorate the tree and then the gifts is something that kids look forward to. And seeing this tradition Aaryan’s grandparents also buy gifts for him for Christmas! Double treat for the child! 🙂

  2. Ha ha! Shilpa, we are Hindus, but ever since my son was born in 2008, we’ve always had a tree for him. He’s not old enough to figure it out, but until then, the joy of Santa lives on. But what I like about Christmas is the story of Christ. And I associate it with the spirit of giving. 🙂


  3. Shilpa, I know there is a Santa Claus!! Atleast me and my sister get our gifts every year!! 🙂

    And yes, I try to ignore the fact that I figured who the real Santa was! 😀

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