Christmas Eve was quite tame this year in Bangkok, due partly to the earlier closing times for the farang nightlife areas in the capital. However, Khun Oh the co-owner of Play Skool, which is located next to Rainbow 1 on floor one of Nana Plaza did hire a Thai band. The beer bar outside Play Skool kept the party going until the early hours, but it was mostly supported by Thais. I did attend and managed to buy Khun Oh a drink for generously providing some entertainment. The authorities did not allow any of the go-go bars to open late, but it did not appear that much of a loss as Christmas Eve in Bangkok was not celebrated by the massive crowds of previous years. Christmas Day in some places looked a far cry from a Merry Christmas celebration, but the locals in Jools Bar down opposite Raja Hotel car park on Soi 4 were (almost) in fine tune as they sung a few Christmas songs.