The Christmas of 1988

The Christmas of 1988 is an unforgettable one, as hard it is to remember how a single day was when you’re only four years old, but it is still unforgettable.

I still lived with my family back then :P and Saudi Arabia was pretty much like it is now, only friendlier to live in, I am told.

There was no hope of a white Christmas, so we all decided to dress up in white. Our neighbors were Christian, and with my dad being a fresh convert (to Muslim) it was a good time to enjoy some form of celebration in the conservative kingdom. Up went the Christmas tree and the decorations were lighting up the whole tiny apartment.

I can only remember the name of the lady, which was Denise. My memory has no recollection whatsoever of her husband’s name or her two daughters’ names – which is an embarrassment for me as one of the was my first girlfriend.

Ah yes! Young love! Pure and innocent, two young lovers exploring the never ending sea of… well… I’d leave the photo below to tell the story :P

xmas-88

Apparently I still have my “handy” habits. Have a great Christmas everyone!

  • http://kinziblogs.wordpress.com/ kinzi

    Merry Christmas to you to, KJ, may God bless you in it :)

    (Never ceases to amaze me how you slip one of those little lines into most posts)

  • Naseem

    Merry x mas to you… i am in Lebanon now enjoying the festive season :D

  • http://kinziblogs.wordpress.com/ kinzi

    Merry Christmas to you to, KJ, may God bless you in it :)

    (Never ceases to amaze me how you slip one of those little lines into most posts)

  • Anonymous

    Merry X to you too Khalto! Which little lines are we talking about :) *puts a halo on the head*

  • http://blog.jarofjuice.com KJ

    Merry X to you too Khalto! Which little lines are we talking about :) *puts a halo on the head*

  • Naseem

    Merry x mas to you… i am in Lebanon now enjoying the festive season :D

  • http://www.antoniotahhan.com/blog/ Tony

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://moeys.net/ Moey

    Merry christmas Kinan.

  • http://moeys.net Moey

    Merry christmas Kinan.

  • http://www.antoniotahhan.com/blog/ Tony

    Merry Christmas!

  • http://www.za3tar.net/ za3tar

    lol @ “handy habits”
    It is amazing that you still remember things from when you were 4 years old. I have absolutely no memory of that time, or even when i was 10 years old or even more (yes my memory sucks).

    anyway, thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

  • http://www.za3tar.net/ za3tar

    lol @ “handy habits”
    It is amazing that you still remember things from when you were 4 years old. I have absolutely no memory of that time, or even when i was 10 years old or even more (yes my memory sucks).

    anyway, thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas

  • Anonymous

    Thanks all for the wishes, Merry X to all of you too :)

    Za3tar, I hardly retain memory too, and as you can see the post is quite light on material. It’s simply a visual flashback, a few seconds long, that I recall when looking at the photo

  • http://blog.jarofjuice.com KJ

    Thanks all for the wishes, Merry X to all of you too :)

    Za3tar, I hardly retain memory too, and as you can see the post is quite light on material. It’s simply a visual flashback, a few seconds long, that I recall when looking at the photo

  • Desert Shark

    I’m glad you wrote this, I’ve known some muslims who won’t say merry x-mass to others as if they are afraid Allah is going to strike them dead for being polite to their christian neighbors.

    Merry X-mass, KJ and to everybody else.

  • Desert Shark

    I’m glad you wrote this, I’ve known some muslims who won’t say merry x-mass to others as if they are afraid Allah is going to strike them dead for being polite to their christian neighbors.

    Merry X-mass, KJ and to everybody else.

  • http://hammouz.blogspot.com/ hamza

    I wonder if you’ll ever be able to get in touch with the lovely neighbors.

    but I am curious to know how did they manage to smuggle the tree.

  • http://hammouz.blogspot.com hamza

    I wonder if you’ll ever be able to get in touch with the lovely neighbors.

    but I am curious to know how did they manage to smuggle the tree.

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    too cute :o)
    actually, i grew up in a muslim household, but we put a tree throughout my childhood…it was an excuse to have some fun and spend time with our dad who worked many hours. this year i put a christmas in honor of those memories…it’s been 15 years since i’ve had a tree…

    merry christmas, kil sineh w into salmeen ya rab :o) enjoy it!!!

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    too cute :o)
    actually, i grew up in a muslim household, but we put a tree throughout my childhood…it was an excuse to have some fun and spend time with our dad who worked many hours. this year i put a christmas in honor of those memories…it’s been 15 years since i’ve had a tree…

    merry christmas, kil sineh w into salmeen ya rab :o) enjoy it!!!