Bitter Sweet Christmas In Jamaica

by Shaunakay Davis
(Charleston, South Carolina)

It was a bitter sweet moment for me because it was a couple years that my aunt and I have not been home in christmas time.

But last Christmas I had to go home to celebrate the homegoing service of my grandmother.

I will never forget the family get-together and the FOOD (curry goat, manish water, and the list goes on).

We have a family home so we stayed there, the homegoing service was so good.

I saw people I never knew was still around since my childhood!

I must admit that it was a bitter-sweet Christmas but it is always on my lips to say..
"Mi Lub christmas time a mi yaad" (I love Christmas Time in Jamaica)

Wellesley's Note:
Seasons (Christmas) greetings to you and the family in South Carolina Shauakay!.

Thanks for the feedback, very nice! And by the way, it sounds like it was more sweet that bitter :-)

I understand that it never the ideal time to be celebrating Christmas in Jamaica with the passing of a loved one, but it sounds like it was memorable - you reconnected, your fellowship and had great food!

Do you mind saying which parish you came ShaunaKay? I wonder if it was one nearby me?

P.S. To My Readers:
How was YOUR last Christmas in Jamaica, please share the experience with us here.

We are itching to hear :-)

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Christmas Stories.

Like our Facebook page
Follow us on Twitter

Articles You Might Have Missed...

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle
What's New? Click Here to read.

I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here


Site Sponsors


Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Jamaica Tours And Vacations
Jamaica Discovery Tours
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Work at home Jobs - Important Warning For Those Looking To Work From Home !

    Oct 22, 16 08:09 PM

    Looking for a work at home business opportunities? Good for you, but Wait! not so fast, you'll need to know a few things BEFORE you start

    Read More

  2. Jamaica teas - Much more delicious!

    Oct 16, 16 01:49 PM

    Editorial: Jamaican teas are the best Published October 16, 2016 I have two large flower pot with fever grass growing, here in America they called it

    Read More

  3. Jamaican Bush Teas - Oldie But (Still) Goodie

    Oct 15, 16 02:28 PM

    by Wellesley Published January, 2015Aunt V having her favourite Jamaican Tea Last Sunday, I was listening to a particular program on one of our local

    Read More

  4. Jamaican Bush Teas - Which Is Your Favourite?

    Oct 15, 16 12:47 PM

    Love Jamaican bush teas? Is your favourite on this list?

    Read More

Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy



Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink

(Click on the drink below)