Christmas in Serbia č il racconto che Jasmina Tešanović fa tra allargamento dell’Unione europea, fallimento dei negoziati sul Kosovo, espansionismo nazionalista della Russia a caccia di nuovi giacimenti di gas e estensioni delle basi Nato, come quella italiana di Vicenza. E scrive:
This holiday season, Serbia will observe the New World Order’s consumer rite of Christmas, then perform the pagan ritual of New Year, when people hit the streets, flinging firecrackers and firing weapons into the sky in a storm of resolutions, wishes and kisses before the Serbian Orthodox Christmas. The upcoming presidential elections in January 20th 2008 will show supposedly what small Serbia has decided for its own fate: to become European, Russian or American. In reality, Serbia stands decoratively armed as the banana republic of Ruritania, a frozen-conflict in love with melodramatic national notions from a historical pulp novel, with its own rules and edicts, which it flings into the teeth of a disbelieving world. The world does not comply with Serbia.