Kerala is slowly recovering after the devastating floods and the outbreak of Nipah virus. Celebrations can be considered as a ray of hope amid every odd, wherein people get a chance to forget their miseries and rejoice. Its Christmas time and this time around it is more special for Malayalees as everyone is in a festive mood and has gone a step ahead to make the eve special with their family and loved ones.
Christmas is probably one among those few festivals that is celebrated throughout the world irrespective of cast and creed. Nowadays, non-christians too try to imbibe the Christmas spirit by at least hanging a star or decorating their corridors with lights. It gives a feeling that people are eagerly waiting for the Christ who is believed to have preached the lessons of well being and loving each other.
When a common man is making every effort to make xmas a memorable one, celebrities too are gearing up to celebrate Christmas. We talk a few of them who share their memories about the festival and their plans for this year. Surprisingly everyone unanimously likes celebrating the Christmas eve with family and friends, eating plum cakes and drinking red wine.
‘Christmas means family time’; Mia For Miya, Christmas is family time. “If I have any option, I make sure I am home for Christmas. Fortunately, this year I am not shooting. There were a couple of stage performances that are over and therefore I am spending the Christmas Eve with my family.
The most important thing that I can’t miss during Christmas is the 25-day fast that I observe every year and gorging on the sumptuous feast my mother prepares,” she says. She shares Christmas memories. “My memories of celebrating christmas always revolve around a few things like decorating the house, setting up the Christmas tree and doing everything possible to make it more beautiful than the previous year, arranging the crib and patiently waiting to eat my mom’s signature non-vegetarian dishes.
Once I started acting in movies, going to church and attending mass with my family became scarce. This time it will be double fun to attend the midnight mass with them. I am also looking forward to filling my tummy with some non-vegetarian delicacies, especially my mother’s special chicken curry. On the professional front, I am happy that my movie Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal with Anoop Menon was received well by the audience.”