The true meaning of ChristmasJohn, Mahesh and Ali are very good friends. Their families stay in the same street. They study in the same school, same class and same section. As they are neighbours, they have a family friendship. During festivals, all the three families get together and celebrate the festival. John's father is very fond of photography and he owns a beautiful Kodak camera. Whenever they all get together, he takes photos with his camera and makes an album for each get-together and keeps them for future references. Even Corona couldn't stop them to meet last year on festival days. When they all meet, they go through the old photographs and enjoy their old memories.
This year Christmas is fast approaching and John's family is getting ready to host the get-together. Recently the schools are reopened and they started attending school. While commuting from and to school they are making many plans about the festival celebrations in John's house. The get together in Mahesh's house will be for Vijayadashami and Ramazan is the day of getting together in Ali's house. The real secularism of the country will be seen in the friendship of these three families.
They await Christmas very eagerly as they receive beautiful gifts from their parents. The kids thought that they should purchase small gifts for their parents with the little money they have and they should give a surprise to the parents on Christmas day. It is just two days for Christmas. All the three kids collected the money they have in their piggy banks and went to the shop. After a long search, they could find beautiful pen sets which they can afford with the amount they have. Each set will have two pens. They took three sets and kept them very secretly in the house of John. They are feeling excited by imagining the happiness they can see in the faces of their parents after receiving these gifts.
The festival has arrived. Everywhere festive look and the faces of the three boys are glittering. They are very anxious to receive and offer gifts from and to the parents. All the three families gathered in John's house. The three kids are very happy to receive new clothes from their parents. Christmas cake cutting and distribution is also completed. After dinner, the families are about to go to their house by saying bye to John and his family members. John and the other two kids went inside and brought the gifts packets and offered them to their parents. The parents felt proud of the good manners shown by their kids.
They are the real satisfied parents as their children understood the true meaning of Christmas that is "to forget the selfish nature and to think only of others and also to know how to bring in the happiness to others"
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