Christmas in China

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Yes, the Chinese celebrate Christmas, though in a very secular way. Hotels and public areas of Shanghai were lavishly decorated.

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Luoyang hotels and malls were also decorated, and some Christmas items available

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I liked the Santas climbing up the ladder to deliver gifts in this hotel

Our school put on a Christmas pageant

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I played both Mrs. Santa and the Big Bad Wolf...don't ask.


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Kevin and Sandi (formerly Sunny) dancing to Rudolph and Red Nosed Reindeer.


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Santa sometimes looked like one of my former literary agents (below) but most often looked a little scary, with blue eyes that followed you everywhere and oddly red, thick, shiny lips (on the right). Sometimes he hailed from Russia (below).

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