The fun part of Christmas

Christmas

The fun part of Christmas is killing the sacrificial lamb. In this case, it can either signify taking the head of the Chicken, ram or cow as the case seems.

Let’s take chicken, one that we can easily relate. It is that time you get this feeling of fear, fear that you are about to take a life. For me, the undisputed Christmas butcher of all livestock, I need to always take inventory accordingly. 

And argue for the death of the chicken ethically and unethically. It is then you remember you are the human rights activist and life is really hard to replace. To even take a chicken’s life is subjected to counter and cross counter debates. And for people that are scared of killing chickens, like my pretty sister, she would hide in a corner and wonder how I can easily take a life in one hard struggle and squeeze.

Not to forget the many scenarios killing a Chicken espouses. The fact that some chickens actually don’t want to die and after killing them, they resurrect back to life.

I will tell you this very funny story of chicken resurrections. It happened that many years ago, back when I had all my childhood friends around me, one of their mums attempted to kill a Chicken.

She killed the chicken expecting to provide her children a Christmas treat, after a rather short vacation they were to arrive from.

But the chicken didn’t die. The oesophagus was uncut. And after killing the supposed Chicken; it of course resurrected to stare my friend’s mum in the face.

She ran away from the house and couldn’t believe her eyes. Timely intervention of the neighbors was what stopped our lovely mum from propagating stories about a Chicken resurrecting on the day Christ was born! 

Moving away from that, people like me don’t get a chance to shy away from killing chickens. My parents have laid down rules.

“If you don’t kill that chicken, we will not do Christmas.”

That’s their caveat. And it always works on me. I can’t spend Christmas other than with family, no matter how bad; I just love spending festivities in their warmth and love.

So, I end up killing the Chicken. I can’t even miss this Christmas for anything. I want to get that threat again and kill the chicken again! 

But people have this talk that Christmas is all about sharing and caring.

I think we should change that ideal. For many of us in this part of the world; our humanitarian service is just for a moment. Just for a second with many pressmen around, all looking to gain attention. It should not be so! Christmas is not just the season of sharing and caring. Every single day 365, 366 should be used to share and care.

Merry Christmas people! Keep my chicken!

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A Christmas Fairytale

Knockouts

My Dad is of the school of thought that knockouts is a waste of money. For him, it is literally setting money to fire. Money that can be used for something better.

Many times I never agreed with him. I thought it was a fun way to play and I used to be part of the gang.

The gang that waited for days like this. 6 days till Christmas to bring you the best of tidings. Sometimes we kept budgets for things like these. It’s all part of the Christmas smell and herald of the presence.

For what is a Christmas without knockouts? Even the elders that spit the evil of knockouts to young faces like ours would complain when knockouts are not heard at all.

But these things could be dangerous. Put me in trouble at times. When you have this sort of banger throwing galore and you throw it close to someone who has been eyeing you and clearly warning you to stop.

It’s only then you realise Christmas fairytales can turn the other way.

What are your Christmas experiences, knockout related?

Tell us in the comment boxes.

 

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Why I Love Christmas!

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I love, love love Christmas. On Christmas day, the earth stands still, yes it does. Every other day pales in comparison. I think Christmas matches all the hype and way more! For some of us, the whole year just rolls by and then boom it’s Christmas and everything comes alive! Scratch that, EVERYONE loves Christmas.

The Christmas Whiff

Christmas has a smell. Don’t ask me to describe it Inside, outside, once we step into the second week of December, everywhere just takes on a particular fragrance. This smell provokes a feeling of happiness, (maybe that new commissioner can explain better :D). So it a few days to Christmas, take a whiff, I’m sure you’d catch it too.

Harmattan – The Season of The Season

Being born in the last quarter of the year and in a place that actually experiences true Nigerian Harmattan, it is easily my favourite of our two seasons. The hotness and dryness all combined. I love it! When I hear the song – “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas”, my mind immediately goes to the fogs associated with Harmattan, our very own Nigerian winter. Maybe it is because somewhere in our hearts, harmattan equals Christmas is almost here!

Food Oh Food!

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Food everywhere! Take a minute and picture Christmas without all the accompanying food, impossible right? You’d agree that mom’s Christmas meals have such signature tastes that they are rarely replicated all year long! I especially look forward to Christmas because – FOOD. I know right, life of a foodie.

Gifts

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Everyone is nice at Christmas, (well almost everyone). Gifts abound. Quick question: Why are hampers not shared during the year? Answer: There is a reason they are called Christmas Hampers! There is this lowkey nudging that makes you want to give someone a present this period whether they deserve it or not, it just feels right to. It’s hard to go through the season without receiving a gift or two.

The Joy EFFECT

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Tis the season to be jolly!  During Christmas season, the joy in the air is so thick you could cut it. It is as contagious as it is thick. There’s usually something to be excited about. You’re either so thrilled that its Christmas or wondering everyone one else is so filled with glee. Eitherways, soak in the joy of the season, even your health will thank you for it!

So, why do you love Christmas! Tell us in the comment section and stand a chance to win a Jumia Gift Card!

P.S You should totally check out Jumia Christmassive store, the Gift Cards are perfect if you’ve been pondering on what to get for loved ones this season!

 

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It’s Christmas, It’s Massive! Introducing Christmassive Deals!

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It’s that time of the year! Christmas is almost here (I’m rhyming right, I know!) In the spirit of the season, of sharing and caring, Jumia is showing all that love with Christmassive Deals! You thought we had gone on a break? No way! All through the season. you will still have access to the best of deals! Expect Christmassive deals across all your favourite categories, smartphones, laptops, fashion, children’s goods, with over 1,000,000 deals, there is something for you!

Gift Vouchers

Do you want to get someone a gift this season and not sure what the person may like, how about a Jumia gift vouchers? Starting from N5,000, you will find one that suits your budget. Here’s how it works; at checkout, use the gift recipient’s address as the delivery address. The person can then use it to place orders of their choice on Jumia. Amazing, right?!

Party Store

Hosting a party last minute? Here’s your go-to place for party props, Christmas costumes and more!

Christmas Store

Here you will find rest, literally. Everything you need to have a blast this Christmas has been stocked in the Jumia Christmas store. Market trips for groceries? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Shop all your groceries on Jumia; rice, vegetable oil, spaghetti and more.

Children’s Goods

Shopping for the kids shouldn’t be that difficult, right? It is actually possible for you to find all you need to make your children smile this season while shopping with ease. Jumia is your number 1 online store for children’s fashion, toys, games, etc.

PS: To get your orders in time for Christmas, be sure to order by 13th December, 2017. This applies to Jumia Express orders only in Lagos, Abuja, Abeokuta and Ibadan. Find all delivery timeline details here.

Have an amazing Christmassive holiday ahead!

 

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