Starchild: Malaysian children share their Christmas wishes in their drawings

Yeoh Suet Ying, 6

Merry Christmas, children! Christmas is a special day to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also a time of worship, family get-togethers, carolling and rejoicing.

During the Yuletide season, shopping malls are decorated with Christmas trees, giant gingerbread houses and colourful lights for that holiday feel.

However, due to the conditional movement control order because of the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrations have to be kept low key as everyone tries to stay safe. But it doesn’t mean we can’t have a jolly Christmas with our loved ones.

Let’s read what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, Merry Christmas.

Sarah Celina, 12Sarah Celina, 12

Jane Ng Ai Wen, 7Jane Ng Ai Wen, 7

Jane Ng Ai Wen, seven, enjoys decorating her Christmas tree with ornaments. “ I love it when Christmas is near. Besides that, it also a festival where I can get many Christmas presents.”

Alisha Anand, 12Alisha Anand, 12

“Here’s wishing everyone a blessed and safe Christmas. May everyone have fun with their family while enjoying cookies and cakes, ” says Alisha Anand, 12.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5

“This year we will spend time at home to remember the birthday of Jesus Christ, which is what Christmas is about. I am excited to give and receive gifts as we remember the best gift that God has given us, ” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five.

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3

Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three, writes: “I love to sing and dance to Christmas songs, listen to Christmas stories about the birth of baby Jesus, and enjoy family time together.”

Saraneya Jay Kumar, 7Saraneya Jay Kumar, 7

Shanaya Kaur Saini, 5Shanaya Kaur Saini, 5

Five-year-old Shanaya Kaur Saini loves Christmas because she gets to visit her neighbours to celebrate the festival. “Christmas is one of the most popular festivals, which is widely celebrated by people from different communities across the globe. My family and I usually have lunch in our Christian neighbour’s home.”

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11

Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11, writes: “May the spirit of Christmas bring you and your family hope, happiness and love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”.

Manisha Arjun, 8Manisha Arjun, 8

Younger sibling Jayden Tan Li Sheng, eight, writes: “I love Christmas because I can receive and exchange gifts. It is a festival that celebrates love for family, warmth, cheer and selflessness.”

Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8Jayden Tan Li Sheng, 8

Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 3Zachary Sanjay Joseph, 3

“Some of my favourite activities during Christmas are receiving gifts and seeing all my family members gathered together. I also love to have our Christmas dinner together and playing games with my cousins. This is my favourite time of the year, ” writes Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, nine.

Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, 9

Sarah Celina, 12Sarah Celina, 12

Find the hidden words!Find the hidden words!

ITEM: When you are on a holiday, sometimes you will come across beautiful postcards. Most tourists buy postcards to mail to family members and friends. It could be postcards of popular tourist spots, flower gardens or famous buildings. Or do you prefer postcards which show the rich culture of locals? Tell us what postcards you like.

If you were to design a postcard, what would it look like? Draw your creative postcard and send it to us. Don’t forget to send us your letter too!

All letters must include your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic, Postcards, on the envelope. All letters must reach us by Jan 8.

Send your letter and drawing to:

Starchild, c/o Lifestyle

Star Media Group Bhd

Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11

46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

You can also e-mail your contributions to Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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