There's only 2 weeks until Christmas! I'll admit that I've been counting down for a couple of weeks already, decorating my room and listening to Christmas radio on the web. There isn't much here to remind me of Christmas except for the local DaRunFa (a grocery chain) which put up a huge sign outside saying "MERRY CHRISTMAS" that has blinking white lights in the evening.
The HuanYingGuangLin (欢迎光临 - Welcome) girl even wears a Santa hat that says "Merry Christmas". You see it coming down the ramp as she bows her head and says 'huanyingguanglin' every few seconds. They've even got a Christmas decorations aisle where I bought a Santa hat for 1.5RMB ($0.23).
I'm trying to get Christmas Day off since I'm supposed to teach two classes that Monday. I think that I'll be able to get it off, otherwise I might just be sick for a day.