So this past week I've been explaining Christmas (as a cultural phenomenon) to the students as well as teaching them a couple of Christmas songs.
Some of the classes have come up just short in terms of time, meaning, I finished all my material and still had about 15 minutes left.
So I showed the students some pictures I had from Uncle Johnny's birthday party September of last year (2008).
Two very interesting comments were made, without fail, in every class that saw the photos:
Interesting comment #1: The students have all said that my father looks like Santa Claus.
Interesting comment #2, and I hope she doesn't get upset by this: The students have all said that my Italian-American (but full Italian by blood) Aunt Rosemarie looks Chinese.
Don't shoot the messenger on this one. I can see their first point, but I don't personally see the second.