Tis the Season: A Thailand Christmas and a New Holiday Perspective

I’m delighted to make an appearance on Amelia’s blog for her 2016 installment of “Tis the Season.” Hop on over to her little corner of the internet to read about how my Thailand Christmas last year has affected how I view the holidays this year and in the coming years, and maybe stay for a bit to check out some of her book reviews, travel stories, and librarian adventures.

Keep Your Feet

Today’s Tis the Season post comes from Britta of  It’s a Britta Bottle!


A Thailand Christmas and a New Holiday Perspective

One of my absolute favorite Christmas memories is a relatively recent one, in what some might see as a most unconventional location.

The Setting: A shopping mall, Bangkok, Thailand

The Event: Christmas Ice Skating

The Players: A group of Western English teachers

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Christmas in Thailand! Say what!

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Christmas in October?

It’s October 22. Halloween hasn’t even come and gone yet.

And I have this sudden urge to listen to Christmas music. As I sit here writing this, I have my Spotify turned on to a Mannheim Steamroller playlist, my go to Christmas artist of choice. I’ve always loved Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas arrangements and I find them to be conducive for studying, which works out perfectly when I’m in the Christmas music mood (a mood that usually only manifests itself between the day after Thanksgiving and December 25).

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