I sound weird and unnatural and tired. Phooey. Doesn't mean that I'm not sincere, though. If you're not in the mood to listen to my voice, a still version of Cheonggyecheon at Christmas:
Christmas is a national holiday in Korea as is Buddha's birthday in the spring, but like most capitalist societies it has become a holiday of avid consumerism more than anything else.
The Christmas decorations were up in the department stores in November. The decorations at Hyundai Dept. Store (Apkujung) :
A Christmas themed art display at Avenue L. (I only took photos of the B1 floor.)
Christmas tree at Seoul Plaza. (Homepage is going through reconstruction until Dec. 28th, 2009.)