#Christmas Past

I didn’t believe in Santa as child. Like everywhere else, Trinidad has the usual Christmas carols, Christmas pop songs along with our local Christmas music know as Parang. On street corners during the festive season, there would be men dressed as Santa but they never look like the Santa on the tele or in books. Additionally, my mother involved me in the gift buying and gift wrapping for the family. She and I lived with her mum and her siblings. It was an extended family setting. Mum would wake me up very early on Christmas morning and I’d go around to my uncles’ flat and deliver the presents she bought. Later in the day other family members and friends would drop in at various points during the day.

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