My Christmas Report!

Merry Christmas again!  I thought I should take a break from family time to give you all a quick update on important Christmas news items!

First, most importantly, Karan’s twins are two little snuggly-uggy-uggums and I just want to eat them up!

And a photo with adorable baby costumes!


Second, I had a lovely day, got nice presents from all sorts of people (my sister gave me an Archie comic, my parents gave me a new floor lamp, my cousin gave me a little plant, etc. etc.).

Third, most importantly, Santa came through!  I HAVE A NEW LAPTOP!!!!  Which is giving me a bit of that effect when you clean your glasses and suddenly realize how dirty your apartment is.  Suddenly my blog design is looking very bleh and in need of being refreshed.  So look for that in the next few days!  Probably not a big refresh, but I might at least add in a few new header images.

Oh, and a reminder, send me your address if you want your Christmas present from me (it’s a card)!


15 thoughts on “My Christmas Report!

    • I was really excited when I saw Maine Pyar Kiya for the first time and saw Bhagyashree reading an Archie!

      On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 10:34 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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      • 😂 I’m just glad I never got into the DC/Marvel comics. It was Amar Chitra Katha, Pran’s Billu, Pinky and Chacha Chaudhary, Dabbu ji, and the occasional Super Commando Dhruv, Nagraj and Doga comics for us. Mom remembers when they could rent comics over summer vacations! Younger me got so jealous hearing that. I’ve had to read appliance manuals out of boredom over the looooooong vacations spent at our village home!


        • When we were little and visited our grandparents for a couple weeks in the summer, we would bring literally a crate of books with us. It made the backseat of the car very crowded, with the crate squeezed between us, but it was worth it.

          On Mon, Dec 25, 2017 at 11:05 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • We had winter vacations. For three months. Which we spent at our village along the nepal border. Very interior countryside plus fog that only changed colors from depressing gray to depressing yellow when the sun was out. On overcast days, we had no fog but everything was gray anyway. No electricity, no TV, no phone. We had a diesel generator but that was just for the water tanks and evenings when my dad was entertaining guests. We had a solar panel that could connect to this boombox so we could have music and radio bur we couldn’t play it too loud because of the fog. We could only bring a few books and comics with us. And we couldn’t play with the village kids the entire day because we had security concerns at times. After reading and rereading everything three or four times, we actually resorted to reading appliance manuals and our aunts’ ans uncles’ college textbooks!! 😂


  1. I don’t remember having ever had boring Christmas vacations…only far toooooo short vacations (2 or max 3 weeks) and as my mother had to got to work at least a part of this time, our visits or holidays were also tooo short to get boring 😉


    • Oh well, forgot about the comics…apart from everything related to Donald Duck and Disney, then illustrated classics, then all sorts of French comics. I wasn’t interested in American ones except Peanuts and Garfield. I still have a considerable collection of (mostly) French comics.


    • You are all making me want to skip writing this week’s box office post and just read my new comic instead!

      On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 7:28 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Just a quick note: I wonder if that picture is Yash and Salman Khan’s sister’s son, not Yash and Roohi He tagged her @khanarpita in the post. I know there are lots of pics of him carrying those two kids, but they are both wearing boy’s clothes and we’ve only seen Roohi is very girly stuff. Not important, but a thought.
    On comics: my brother and I were devoted to Superman comics. He is six years younger but it was common ground for us. We had endless debates about time travel and how it worked and could Superman actually do it etc. We lived overseas and getting our hands on American comics was always complicated and a great treat when we did!


    • Aw, that reminds me of Dear Zindagi with Alia bonding with her younger brother over comics.

      On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 8:46 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. We had our traditional Christmas Day brunch with our son, daughter, son-in-law, and 5-year-old grandson and watched two movies we have watched every year for the last 20 or so years: The Snowman


    Fay’s 12 Days of Christmas

    I got new cozy socks, a hand-turned wooden seam ripper that will make me the envy of my sewing friends, a CD of train songs, and a large bottle of gin. My family knows me well.


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