Colourless Christmas

Manda Kaled
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11558
Published online: 10 December 2012

Christmas may be a state of mind or a memory, to carry with you wherever you are

“What is Christmas?” a 3-year-old boy eagerly asked his father. “Christmas, my son, is the time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ”, answered the father with a smile on his face. “But”, he then continued, “we also celebrate how wonderful life is by showing how much we love each other”. It was with these words in mind that a young boy used to celebrate Christmas with his family on an isolated rice and date farm in Iraq.

  • Manda Kaled

  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.


remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.