American Community School Christmas Pageants
During the 1950s and 1960s it was an annual tradition at American Community School in Saigon to hold our Christmas Pageant. The entire student body always took part in the Christmas Pageant.
Even though most of us were far from our home country, our Christmas Pageant seemed to get us all into the Spirit of Christmas – serving as a reminder of what Christmas was really all about and the true meaning of Christmas.
I fondly recall, not only the festivities, but also how most of us would form little groups and find ways to – *do good stuff* – for others less fortunate then us in the Saigon community. I always enjoyed this part of the Holiday Season while in Saigon – *doing good stuff* – as we cruised around full of Christmas spirit and cheer acting like Santa’s Elf’s putting smiles on people’s faces – particularly the kids.
If you attended a school other then American Community School, how did your school celebrate Christmas?
What do you remember about your Christmas’ in Saigon?
What part did you play in the school Christmas Pageants?
What kind of – *good stuff* – did you, your family, your friends do in the community?
How did your family celebrate Christmas while in Saigon?
What did you miss most about Christmas and the Holiday Season in Saigon (compared to Christmas in your home country)?
What do you remember about Christmas shopping in Saigon and finding gifts for those on your Christmas gift list?
What was the most unusual thing that happened to you during Christmas while in Saigon?
What was the most wonderful thing that you experienced during Christmas in Saigon?
If you could travel back in time to create a school Christmas Pageant – what would it be like? What would you include in the pageant? What would be the theme of the pageant? What kind of – *good stuff* – would you and your friends do for others in the Saigon community?
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Happy Holidays! 🙂