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Do People Celebrate Christmas in China? Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

Do People Celebrate Christmas in China?

When I lived in China, I always got the same question from family and friends around this time of year – “Do people celebrate Christmas in China?” The short answer is “Yes,” but there’s a lot more to it than that. In this post, I’ll try to shed some light on what Christmas is like…

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Christmas Songs in Chinese Posted by on Dec 21, 2017

Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié) is right around the corner, and even in China you’ll hear carols throughout the month. Although most people in China don’t celebrate the religious side of Christmas, they sure love the commercial one. There are Christmas trees and lights in shopping malls all over the country, as people take…

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How to Sing Jingle Bells in Chinese Posted by on Dec 15, 2016

It’s December, and Christmas is in the air – even in China. While a very small percentage of people in China identify as Christians, many celebrate the holiday anyways. They might not celebrate the religious aspect, but they sure go for the commercial one. Shopping malls all over the country are decked out in Christmas…

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A Chinese December Posted by on Dec 1, 2016

Can you believe it’s December already? Before you know it, we’ll be in the year 2017. The last month is a great time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. I’m sure that studying more Chinese is a New Year’s resolution for all of our readers. There’s no time like…

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Beijing Santa Con VII Posted by on Dec 24, 2015

It’s that time of the year again – “Jingle Bells” is playing on repeat, shopping malls are having big sales, and 100 Santas are drunkenly parading in the street. Welcome to Christmas in Beijing.

Merry (Chinese) Christmas Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié) is right around the corner, which is just as obvious in Chinese cities as those in the west. Just visit a shopping mall in Beijing or Shanghai, and you’re guaranteed to see massive Christmas trees, hear “Jingle Bells” on repeat, and see plenty of shops offering up holiday sales. While…

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A (Chinese) Christmas Story Posted by on Dec 21, 2015

Hear the story of Christmas and learn 20 words about the holiday in Chinese in just 2 minutes by watching this short video: 圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié Christmas 基督教徒 – jī dū jiào tú Christians 耶稣 – yē sū Jesus 平安夜 – píng’ān yè Christmas Eve 午夜弥撒 – wǔ yè mí sā midnight mass 圣诞老人 – shèng dàn lǎo rén…

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