To travel anywhere in Asia from mid-November on is to understand that Christmas has reverted to its Roman origins before Christianity — a festival of lights to brighten the darkest days of the year. Christmas trees, angels, Santa Clauses, reindeer, sleighs, garlands, bells and assorted other Christmas paraphernalia festoon streets, shops and hotels from Kyoto to Phnom Penh, creating a blaze of colored lights. Across the big cities of northeast Asia, hotels and fancy stories are staffed with elfin young women garbed in red velvet with white trim selling luxury goods. Still, the southeast Asian countries are not to be outdone —and trees, lights, and deer pop up in strange places. The results are often incongruous, but fun. In the end, though, like so many globalized dimensions of Asia, the apparent similarities ultimately serve to highlight difference.
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