Christmas is the most fascinating holiday I know of. What makes it interesting to me is the myriad ways it is celebrated. At the personal level most celebrants have one or two points on which they focus, without which it cannot be a satisfying, perfect Christmas for them. For many, the gift giving (and opening) are paramount. For others it can’t be Christmas without singing carols. Meals are important, usually because of the way they draw people together. In Thailand Christmas still retains its religious emphasis, and in many churches baptisms and reception of new members is traditional.
This year, 2016, shopping centers dispensed with extravagant Christmas decorations. Christmas was left pretty much up to the Christians.
This year I will regale you with a photo montage of Christmas celebrations here in Thailand. The photographs are collected from online postings by friends here.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dobson posts his weekly reflections on this blog.