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A Christmas eve post (blog marathon post 10)

Christmas eve. Full moon night. I always feel there is magic in the air at this time of the year. I love the Christmas spirit --even though the skeptics would say it's all commercialized now with all those clever marketeers pushing just the right buttons to get you to open up those purse strings---I still love the spirit.

When I lived in UK, it was so beautiful. There was snow, lights, festivity, warmth, bonhomie and a cheer that wasn't there around this time of the year. When I used to live in Kerala too, it was the same! There would be groups of children who would go around, singing carols at each house. Some would be dressed up as santas, and they would put up a little show , going from door to door.

In Bangalore, from my 14th floor window, I can only hear the sounds of the traffic. The sprawling metropolis stretches ahead in front of me like a lonely galaxy.

And all I can do is sigh,and send out Christmas wishes to everyone who feels the magic, and everyone who needs it.


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  1. Wish you Merry Christmas too ma'am, it's a magical time of the year, feels so different.

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  3. Wishing you a merry Christmas madam - May lord Jesus Christ bestow you with endless writing abilities so that you may continue to enlighten the world.

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  4. merry Christmas!!yes!Christmas brings warmth in the fierce winter nights.so very magical!

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  5. Merry Xmas, Preeti. The excitement and fun shall never die:)

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  7. Merry Christmas Preeti. I wish you love for all your kindness, and I hope the new year will bring you many days of happiness and new best reads for your fans. :)

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