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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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I can’t believe it is December already. It was like yesterday when 2008 began. December has always been a crazy month for me.  This is because I have always had to get ready for finals and then go shopping for Christmas gifts.

Now shopping may be fun for some, but it is not really my thing. It also becomes even less appealing when you have to buy 20+ presents in such a short amount of time.  The problem is that I always end up agonizing about what to get people and whether they will like it or not.

Christmas was so much more fun when I was a kid. The whole mystery about Santa Clause, writing him a letter and telling  him what I wanted, the decorating of the tree, the excitement in the air when you went out, the street decorations, the smell of winter and the roasted chestnuts.

I have vague Christmas memories as a child. The first one that I remember didn’t include a tree and waking up to wrapped presents.  I was actually in Iran and I remember my grandmother having hid some little toys around the living room. I looked for them with much excitement. I found them stashed away behind the cushions on the couch. They were simple things, like a pencil sharpener, colorful pencils, and other simple little things. So simple, yet it left an everlasting impression on me, I still remember 30 years later.

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