Midnight masses were held at various churches in Chennai and across the state.

The Velankanni Church in Nagapattinam district attracted a huge number of faithfuls. The Santhome Church in Chennai, which was well decorated, ttracted a large number of people as well.

Governor K Rosaiah, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK president M Karunanidhi conveyed their greetings to Christians.

Bakeries made brisk business selling cakes and other goodies. Starred hotels and specialty restaurants offered special Christmas dishes.

(Agencies)

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