Last year we celebrated the holidays in Hong Kong and Macau. Having recently returned from Thailand and Vietnam, and with more trips planned for 2013, we thought a quiet Christmas at home in Shanghai would serve us well. This also gave us the opportunity to see how our adoptive city in the PRC handles a Western religious holiday. Unsurprisingly, blatant commercialism ruled the day and resulted in over-the-top displays that left me perplexed and amused. I was actually moved to song:
Rainbow punk reindeer with shiny blue noses,
Alien Santas with bears in odd poses,
Red Mini Coopers as Christmas tree bling,
These are a few of my favorite things!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to a bright new year full of fun and adventure!