Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Is Christmas a Bad Word in Kuwait?

That time of the year is almost upon us again the 'winter' wonderlands, 'annual' bazaars and 'seasonal' fayres have set their dates and locations - albeit incognito. All of these bazaars will sell mostly Christmas paraphernalia but none will mention it in their flyers. Santa will make an unannounced visit at a few of them, mince pies can be eaten, gifts can be bought, lovely carols sung by school children can be heard and sparkly flashing trees can be seen in abundance.

I understand the fear of upsetting the intolerant, approval stamp-wielding employee at the baladiya. But has anyone tried using the word Christmas lately?  

Christmas is coming! There I've said the dreaded word. And I intend to enjoy it, snow or no snow. Who's selling snow globes?


  1. If you can't find any place selling snowglobes, you can make your own... check it out on pinterest.. Only 10 more Fridays until Christmas... :-)

    1. What a good idea! Will check it out, thanks.


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