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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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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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Santa in China Posted by on Dec 25, 2014

See what happens when Santa’s sleigh crash lands in China and he tries to make his way back to the North Pole. From eating pig feet, to having street-side massages, to getting drunk in random bars, Santa spreads holiday cheer all across the Middle Kingdom.

Beijing Santa Con 5 Posted by on Dec 25, 2012

It’s Christmas day, and my gift to you, our fantastic readers, is my highlight video from this month’s annual Santa Con event in Beijing. In its 5th year, this day long pub crawl of gift giving, caroling, drinking, and dancing Santas made its way through the Beijing subway system, the traditional hutong alleyways, and the…

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Chinese Christmas Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 23, 2012

The holiday season is upon us yet again, and while most people don’t associate China with Christmas, the holiday is becoming more and more popular in the Middle Kingdom. For the past month, the Christmas spirit has been alive and well here in Beijing – in subway stations, shopping centers, restaurants, and bars all across the…

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Christmas Vocabulary (圣诞生词) Posted by on Dec 25, 2011

Merry Christmas, everyone (圣诞快乐!). While everyone is celebrating/relaxing with family and friends, here’s a quick little study guide on Christmas vocabulary words or 圣诞生词 (shèng dàn shēng cí). Happy Holidays everyone! Christmas eve ►ping ān yè 平安夜 平安夜 Merry Christmas ►shèng dàn kuài lè 聖誕快樂 圣诞快乐 Christmas tree ►shèng dàn shù 聖誕樹 圣诞树 Candy Cane…

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