It’s finally here! That time that all of us Mumbaikars crave for subconsciously, inspite of deliriously loving the heat and humidity every single day of the year. That time that invades just about every part of the world but ours. That time that insists on at least two layers of clothing. Finally - Winter has arrived in the almost tropical city of Mumbai! And what a beautiful climate we can boast of at last!
There’s a nip in the air, a slight chill that makes you want to cuddle up with in your ratty old sweatshirt and get high on hot chocolate. December has descended in all its glory and even though, we are far far far away from the possibility of a white Christmas, we will most definitely be decked up in sweaters and stockings this time around!
There’s something magical about the very month of December. The idea that it is Christmas in a week’s time takes root in our minds right from the beginning of the month. December is all about joy, happiness, excitement and love! When I wake up to the sight of my bejewelled Christmas tree — looking as regal as ever — in the most beautiful corner of my home, I’m immediately reminded of all the fun, chatter and laughter that’s coming my way.
December is truly about magic — every legend, every tale and every myth seems as real as you and me, this time of the year. December is about believing in Santa Claus and his reindeers, the elves who bring us the gifts, the birth of Christ the Almighty and the strongest belief of all — Love Can Conquer All!
Every story that we hear about Christmas-time, may it be a Charles Dickens or about Scrooge or The Grinch, they all have the same message. Believe in love! Do good and good will be done unto you! With thoughts such as these, so pure and inspiring, how can anybody be spared from the celebration that is Christmas? How can anybody remain untouched from the magic, the aura, the joy that is December?
And now that we are finally welcoming with open, yet sweater-clad arms, the winter that we have barely experienced before, I think the stage is set for the perfect, most divine, amazing Christmas in the most unexpected of places...... Mumbai city that has transformed itself into a Winter Wonderland!
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