CHRISTMAS is a day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ through worshipping, partying and other merrymaking.
The day is usually marked by gift giving, family and social gatherings and also church services for devout Christians.
With two days left before Christmas Day, many urban residents have retreated to their rural homes to spend time with their families.
While some people take time off their usual duties to rest, it is not the case with some of the local artistes who spoke to NewsDay.
Below are diaries of what Zimbabwe’s popular artistes will be doing as they wind up the year.
Artistes across the arts divide reflect on the year.
Gospel musician Mathias Mhere
With only few days to wrap up before 2014, the year has been a successful one and I would want to thank God for what we achieved. On Christmas Day, I will be performing in Zhombe.
To those who will be driving, I urge them to take it easy on the roads. Drive to arrive safe and save lives.
Jazz musician Tariro Negitare
I will be performing at Holiday Inn in Bulawayo on December 25 and I just want to urge my fans to come in their numbers for a rare Christmas treat. Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all Tariro Negitare fans.
Comedian Sabhuku Vharazipi
I am a devoted Christian (member of Roman Catholic Church) and on the day I will be at church as it is important to thank God for a fruitfull year. On the day, let us stay away from violence, and pray for our nation which is facing a lot of problems.
Drummer-cum- singer Blessing Chimanga
I will be playing at a solo concert during lunch hour at a private restaurant and later in the day I will join friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
I am very grateful that this year I will get more time to rest during the holidays before opening the New Year. I wish everyone a special Christmas filled with joy and happiness. May God bless you all and wish you a prosperous 2015.
Gospel musician Lloyd Tevedzai
I will be performing in Toronto, Canada, on the Christmas Eve. May He continue to grow in our hearts and souls each year so we also grow in our Christian lives. I want to wish everyone, especially my fans, a merry Christmas and a blessed 2015.
Sungura musician Sulu
On Christmas Day, I will be with my family in the capital before travelling to my rural home Chegutu later in the day. I want to thank our fans for their support that has seen us going strong throughout the year and as a result, we decided to release our latest album Gunship later in the year so that they will have something to enjoy at Christmas.