The author describes her Christmas 2013. "We had been delivering winter coats and jackets from our church community to the International Student Centre when we met Nellie, a vivacious young lady from Kenya. When we invited her to our home for Christmas, she asked if she could bring some friends who were also in a program for African scholars. Soon, we had invited 12 for Christmas dinner ! Many of our friends offered to help. The students were from Kenya, Ghana and Rwanda, in touch with their families only through Skype and email". "Amid laughter and storytelling, we learned about one another". "The evening went too quickly. With hugs, and our hearts filled with gratitude, we decided it had been one of our best Christmases ever !"