Several street Beggars in Kampala continued their tradition of holding out their hands this time not in search of a coin from a good Samaritan's purse but also for the Unique Christmas gift of kindness.
Every other shop doorway, along the major streets of Kampala has been turned into homes to the less fortunate.
Most sit in the shadow of their own self, with saddened looks accentuated by the meager Christmas mood which lit up only a margin of their face.
Some of the street beggars that roam the streets are children. Most confessed that they didn't have any clue of how to celebrate a big Christmas.
15-year-old Jane Amogi looked on sadly with no food in her hand. She stormed the street on Christmas day with the hope of accumulating some money from the Good Samaritan's purses.
Jane says her priority today is not good food, or a good dress but rather rent for her room.
Since 2005, when Amogi came to Kampala, the smell of good food on Christmas day has remained an illusion that keeps waning with each year. She admits that she can't afford to indulge her self in eating because she never has enough food to feed herself or her family.
Amogi a Christian knows that Christmas is also associated with going to church, but today she missed church because she was dressed in tatters. She said with no Christmas gift of kindness coming her way, it has proved difficult for her to attend church.
James Ogwal, a 48-year-old beggar from Lira district is looking forward to having a plate of beans and posho at lunch time as his Christmas lunch.
He says that a plate of beans and posho is good enough for him if he gets enough money to afford it.
Ogwal who suffers from leprosy says that he will only be able to celebrate Christmas if he returns to his village in Lira. He is however uncertain if he will ever collect enough alms to take him back home.
Although Ogwal does not have enough to eat, he says he is happy to know that many people out there are celebrating Christmas.
Beggars in Uganda remain a great visual flag for how pathetic Ugandan communities are.