And what's Santa bringing you for christmas?????

by javaneh29

And Im trying to get in the mood. The shops are filled with tinsel, atificial snow, wrapping paraphernalia and gifts, santa's and grotto's and the tv has film after christmas film, christmassy adverts and music but ... I still haven't gotten round to even thinking about it! My excuse is .. we just got the wedding over.

So I decided to start on my christmas list ... I still believe in FC (english for father christmas = santa claus)!! and I wondered what all you guys are doing for christmas, do you join in the celebrations? And whats on your list?

We dont have a traditional christmas in my house, as with most things ihere, ts a mixture of christmas sort of Iranian style!!! So we have the tree, the turkey but sometimes with berenge. We start off with christmassy music but as we get merry, with the help of a little champers, we get nostalgic and end up with our favourite iranian music from the late 70's ... a bit of Googoosh, Dariush ... you know what I mean!!

This year I have my little niece aged 5 and my nephew aged 12 here for their first ever christmas, so I want to make it as magical as possible for them. I'd better get cracking !

By the way my christmas list:

a new cell phone ... because I sat on my old one

an airline ticket to US  to see my family there!

Merry christmas all  



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Ebi jaan

by javaneh29 on

What is £££ without health??? I guess both are important.



ebi amirhosseini

I wish he brings me...

by ebi amirhosseini on



I was kidding !,what is health without $$$ ?!.

American Wife

my personal favorites... ;-)

by American Wife on


Hope FC logs on to I.C

by javaneh29 on

Hope FC brings you your cell phone and mustang Nadia!Khar .. great songs. Im getting in the mood!Desi LOVE the Pogues christmas song... such a  one off goody. Haha ... Majid you have to have been a very very very good boy to get everything on your list! American wife Jaan ... have a wonderful time. Souri ... is it so bad! happy christmas. BN jaan .... hope you and Maryam have a great time... no upsetting her ok!!!! And redwine.... all I have to say to you is 'bah humbug'!

This is my all time fav christmas song....... has to be Dean Martin!

have a great christmas x



Lost between 2 cultures!

by Anonymous iranian (not verified) on

For those of us living in the west,I say that we are lost between 2 cultures.One is Iranian culture and the other is the culture of our host country.We can not ignore that we have roots in Iran and forget about our cuture and neither can we say that we are American,Canadian,English,German or from any other country,because we are not,so we need to walk a fine line between being Iranian while not ignoring the culture of our host country.


I want .....

by Souri on

A better

A new JJ :O)

Peace on the Earth


My list is very short and sweet.......

by Majid on

All I want for Christmas is.....

1) 1974 1/2 Ford Mustang convertible......OR

2) 1969 Camaro convertible (black).....OR

3) 2000 W sorround sound sys.(Boston Acoustics or Marantz) with a 60" HDTV....OR

4) $5000 Home Depot gift card to buy the tools I don't need, but I'm going to find a use for.............

See? I'm low maintenance!

OH....And a great time with Family (that should be #1, I guess)! 

Happy holidays everyone. 


American Wife

I'm having the best Christmas present

by American Wife on

in the world fly into LAX on December 19th.  My son is coming from Pennsylvania where he is in school.  He'll be spending a week with us before flying to SC to spend a week with his dad.  I'm planning a true blue Southern Christmas celebration with all his favorite foods.  My Christmas china is out and the house is decorated.  Now if I can only find the box of tree decorations... the last thing on the tree being the angel at the top which my beloved son has always put on last.  I remember when he was so small and I lifted him high to put the angel on.  There isn't enough time in the world to spend with him but my step is lighter, my smile is brighter and my heart is full of love and thanks for this Holiday season.  You won't see much, if any, of me during that time but I hope you'll all think of me during the week and know that I'm the happiest mom in the whole wild world.


Javaneh, I'm not as well

by desi on


I'm not as well versed in the video embedding as Khar but here's my favorite X-mas song (also the first dance song at my wedding).


How fun and magical for your niece and nephew.  I love seeing children's faces on Christmas day.  Irandokht is right.  You should celebrate shabe yalda.  It's so pagan and cool.  It's also a great excuse to stay up all night and eat and drink.   A little ajeel and a lot more wine.

bajenaghe naghi

javaneh jan

by bajenaghe naghi on

i am glad the wedding is over and i hope you got the dress thing all sorted out and every thing else fell into place. congratulations and many many happy years and also many babies for the bride and the bride groom. 

yes christmas is here and yet another excuse to celebrate and get tipsy. i am all for that.

i hope you and your family will have a very happy and jolly christmas.




Thanks! How fascinating...........

by Nadias on

solh va doosti/paz a vosotros/paix et amitié




ebi amirhosseini

Nadias jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Yaldaa,Sadeh,Chaahaar Shanbeh Souri.

Good to see you back.


Red Wine

? ¿

by Red Wine on

Sorry ma'am but,Who is Santa ? ... We are iranian,we don't have any santa in our culture !


Nadia jan

by IRANdokht on

There are a few Persian celebrations until Norouz.

I think this website can be helpful to you:


you can also find more info in Wikipedia like:


you can also google the word Yalda

Let us know if you run into anything that needs further info.  :0)

Good luck with your project it sounds like a very interesting one!



Iranian Winter celebration

by Nadias on

 Hey guys!

 I need to do some research into winter celebrations for Iran.  I will be discussing with my students in one week about winter celebrations around the world.

 Any information would be welcomed. I am e-mailing some Iranian friends of mine for help.


solh va doosti/paz a vosotros/paix et amitié



2006 White Convertible V6 Mustang

by Nadias on

 Also a new sidekick cell phone with internet access in it.

I have been very good this year. :o)

solh va doosti/paz a vosotros/paix et amitié





Javaneh Jaan...

by Khar on

I'm sorry for posting videos on your blog! but I was itching for posting Christmas videos and couldn't wait anymore :o))). I hope you would like the videos and they will put your mood in the spirit of the Season. Here are my gifts to you, Merry Christmas!

John Lennon: 


Bruce Springsteen: