Just a few more days and it will be Christmas...
Celebrations will be held on the cold Saskatchewan prairies (where we will be marking the day with my parents), and on the West Coast of Scotland (where Alisdair's Dad and his paternal grandparents will be toasting the holidays) to the warm sandy beaches of Hawaii (where my neighbour is right now!) -- as well as in many countries around the world.
Here is a little taste of Christmas around the world:
Spanish- Feliz Navidad
Arabic - I’d Miilad said oua sana saida
British - Happy Christmas
Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan
Croatian - Sretan Bozic
Danish - Glædelig Jul
Dutch - Vrolijk Kerstfeest
Filipino - Maligayang Pasko
Finnish - Hyvaa joulua
French - Joyeux Noël
German - Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greek: Kala Christouyenna!
Indonesian - Selamat Hari Natal
Irish - Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian - Buon Natale!
Japanese - Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean - Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin - Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Maltese: IL-Milied It-tajjeb
Portuguese – Bom Natal!
Russian - Pozdravlyenie s Rozjdyestvom i s Novym Godom!
Swedish - God Jul
Vietnamese - Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh - Nadolig Llawen
However, YOU say it, may you have a special day as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the true "Reason for the Season."