This is probably the best Christmas ever.
I’m not that big on Christmas. I don’t really feel the Christmas ~spirit~ maybe because I don’t really know the meaning of Christmas. All I know is that Christmas is the time that we celebrate Jesus’s love and grace, and I do that by celebrating it with the people I love the most. It’s the time to give gifts and not to expect any in return. But that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be nice to receive gifts! It’s really, really nice, actually.
We don’t really have a Christmas tradition. When I was a kid, I’d spend the whole day outside the house and going to different houses (even to strangers’ houses!) just to ask for aginaldo. “Mamasko po!” my cousins and I used to say together. We’d go to two barangays becuase even as kids, we love the smell of money. We may not have a Christmas tradition but I really cannot imagine spending Christmas without my family.
Last Christmas, we decided to go to Tagaytay and to spend the whole day eating and walking and just doing things together. We wanted to avoid the tons of Christmas carolers that start appearing at 8Am. As my mother put it, we spend more money when we stay at home during Christmas. It’s all about spending the day with your loved ones and you can’t really do that if visitors arrive all day loooong. So in turn, I didn’t really get to spend much time with my parents.
This is why it’s the best Christmas ever. Not only do I get to spend the day with my parents and sibling, but I also got to spend it with my cousins and grandparents! Last year, we watched an MMFF film, and I must say that I really prefer spending the day with everybody rather than watching a movie.