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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 9:23

Mangalorean Christmas : My Christmas Story

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I really love the time of Christmas a lot, and I hope this swell reaches more Christians, more Catholics around. And I want to listen to how Christmas is for you. I want to listen as to how you celebrate Christmas. Yeah, I think there'll be a lot of similarities that will come across through different people. And definitely, I think one of the similarity I might come in common with foreigners is for the fact that the poke. I feel like that's one common thing

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Ranjana Kamo
@Gamechanger · 0:10
You. I love your Christmas tree. It's decorated beautifully. Love all the ornaments on the trees. So, merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Bye
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 0:07

@Gamechanger

Hi, Ranjana Kamu. Thank you so much for your wishes and merry Christmas to you too
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Ranjana Kamo
@Gamechanger · 0:02
Most welcome
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@DBPardes
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:21

@anisharodrigues

Anisha, I love this. I love the sort of invitation you created here for us to explore your world, how Christmas is for you. I had to look Mangalore up on a map. You are seaside, there's a port there. So I'm just enthralled by the fact that similar to my life in Los Angeles, you have a warm Christmas, which is always odd for people who get into the folklore of the sweaty suit that Santa wears and the Christmas tree and the snowflakes
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 4:57

@DBPardes

Because without Jesus, without his birth, there would be no Easter, there would be no resurrection. We wouldn't have been saved. We are saved through his grace, and we are saved through his mercy and his love. That even though we're the worst of the sinners out there, God is still so loving and so merciful that he his only son to us. And that is the meaning of Christmas. Lot of love that has no bounce
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J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 0:16
Hi. Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas tradition based on your culture and religion. It was really insightful to listen to and also delightful to listen to. Thank you
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 0:26

@Her_Sisu

Hi, V three. Thank you so much for your reply on my swell. And I'm glad that you had some insight on mangalorian Christmas. Tell me, how do you celebrate Christmas in your place? And if you have any specific traditions that you corporate as a part of the jolly miss, let me know
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Jude D'Souza
@Judeld11 · 1:35

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Hi Anisha, thanks for inviting me. I really loved the way you explained the religious part of Christmas that nobody knows and intends to know but wants to spend their holidays centered around commercial things. So it is good in the sense the indian type of Christmas with tropical climate, but there is winter around two here at the time of Christmas, but in a less poignant way
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 0:26

@Judeld11

Hi jude. Thank you so much for replying to my swell, and I'm really glad that you liked the way I explained everything. And thank you for your comments on the fact that I centered Jesus more because that is the reason for the season and I hope you engage in more of my swells. Thank you
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Himanshi Thakur
@GreyMatter · 3:43
I would love to experience Christmas authentic in the most authentic manner possible. Know, Anisha, part of me also wants to maybe sit in some french village during Christmas and just enjoy Christmas and new year there. So, yeah, these are all the fantasies, the bucket list that I have. But thank you. Thank you for sharing this, Anisha. I loved it. It was wonderful. Thank you
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 2:28

@GreyMatter

My fantasy would be to actually take my family to London during Christmas and visit all those european Christmas markets because I know the food will be lit, and the Christmas markets are, like, my dream. So I just want to be able to do that someday for my family. I just want to visit. It might be cool. And, yeah, definitely looking forward to seeing you in more swells. And I'm sorry I couldn't reply to all these swells
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J.L. Beasley
@Her_Sisu · 3:21
Praying the new year in reflecting on highlights from the current year and blessings and stating intentions that I am committed to do my part in ensuring that it comes to pass for the new year. Not resolutions, intentions. Big difference. So if I had to answer that question, that would be the tradition is, yeah, just being more present and intentional, having that more of a focus for Christmas and New Year's, that's what we do as our tradition
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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 2:25

@Her_Sisu

No matter in which part of the world our family members are, because most of our family members are in the gulf and some in the US and some elsewhere, we all make a decision to come back to our hometown, Mangalore, and spend some quality time with each other. Definitely in the recent years, it has not been possible as much, but we definitely share the Christmas spirit. We talk to each other during Christmas. We call each other and wish each other merry Christmas
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@challasrigouri
Challa Sri Gouri
@challasrigouri · 0:47
Hi, Anisha. It was fun listening to Ashwell. I got to know how you actually celebrate Christmas. I'm not a Christian, but I have a christian friend who actually tells me everything about how she celebrates Christmas and all the time. So when you were actually speaking, I could relate a lot with how you celebrate Christmas and the way she celebrates Christmas
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Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

Welcome to Swell!

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Anisha Rodrigues
@anisharodrigues · 0:21

@challasrigouri

Hi challa Sri Gauri. Thank you so much for your kind reply on my swell and I'm happy that you could find it relatable and definitely do invite more people to my swells if you find it fun, awesome and relatable and I'll see you on the other side of swell
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