I still remember our first Christmas in Viet Nam. We were so surprised by how enthusiastically the holiday was celebrated there considering the country was mostly Buddhist. Well, it turns out, the UAE does Christmas even better than Viet Nam!
The boys both had full Christmas concerts their school where children from over 50 countries and all different religions sang together about peace and goodwill towards man. I left both of their concerts filled with hope for humanity. (Something I have been struggling with lately.)