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Christmas traditions

Postby OutOfBreath » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:28 pm

What are you guys' (+guysettes?) traditions for the holidays? I'm indulging in several at the moment: christmas beer, obscene amounts of little orangy thingies (mandarins?) and watching the norwegian women's handball team crush all opposition (they always have championships in december alternating years euro and world. Probably uniquely for norway the womens' team is more popular than the mens' team. Anywho).

I have put lights on the tree outside, bought a far too big fake tree to put up in the living room and am going to celebrate my first christmas ever at my own house. Lookimg forward to the sheep ribs already. :)

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby scrmbldggs » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:43 pm

OutOfBreath wrote:...am going to celebrate my first christmas ever at my own house... :)

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Congratulations! :ahoy:

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(...and the closest thing to baked solid grains and grains of salt I could find is: :pc:)



As to traditions, looks like it's already gearing up to the annual holiday :slapfight:

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby TJrandom » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:42 pm

Not much for Christmas traditions – save a drive thru parts of Tokyo and even here in the countryside looking at the light displays – some of which are Christmas themed, and some are just traditional Japanese end of year/new years` decorations. Yesterday we held our end of year/birthday party for grandchildren, including birthday gifts and some for under a tree they may yet put up. New Year’s being the largest celebration, we will party hardy then – with sake, traditional foods, sunrise above the Pacific, and college marathon to watch.

Retired now, but December 25th was always a work day and is not a public holiday here. It is a date night for those who are still looking for a permanent partner, and nobody wants to be an `unsold Christmas cake` - meaning dateless on the 25th, or still unmarried at 25. (Love hotels will do a brisk business.) There is a massive flea market on the 25th which we will attend for the exercise and a way to kill some time as we await dusk to view the lights in Tokyo.

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Matthew Ellard » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:35 pm

I want to use my chilli bush as a Christmas tree. Currently it comes up to my waist and has lots of purple, bright orange and bright red chillies on it. The chillies look like Christmas tree baule baules.

Christmas in Australia is hot (summer) so it makes sense to me.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Austin Harper » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:00 am

We generally sleep in a bit (which for my family means until maybe 9:00) and then have breakfast before opening presents and then just hanging out around the house for the rest of the day. My mom's family is Swedish so a lot of the foods we eat are from there (fläskkorv or potatiskorv, knäckebröd with lingonberries, lussekatter, julost, sometimes julgröt or ostakaka).
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Flash » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:05 am

I'll just drink myself into oblivion while reminiscing (trying to remember) 1971 and then crawl into my bed.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Gord » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:23 am

My extended family (as many as can make it) gather on Christmas Eve at my parents' house, where we feast on traditional foods like turkey, ham, and cabbage rolls, then we sing carols until everyone gives up goes decides to go home, whereupon I give everyone a gift to take home with them (but that's just me, because I like giving gifts). Then on Christmas morning, I go to my sister's house where a few of us have breakfast and exchange gifts.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:52 pm

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Monster » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:45 pm

I have:
  • Vacation days from work
  • See the Christmas Displays in Manhattan
  • See the Holiday Train show in Bronx
  • See the Christmas lights in NYC and near where I live
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:56 pm

Monster wrote:See the Holiday Train show in Bronx
That had me scratching my head, so I looked it up. Now I am extremely jealous and want to go myself.

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby TJrandom » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:10 am

Aw, come on guys, surely you can do better than this? This thread hasn`t had a single name calling, an illogical rant presented as sound thinking, or even a single conspiracy claim. You are slipping, I tells ya, you are slipping!

Baa humbug.

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:20 am

I try to find a new christmas drink to toast the New Year in. Last year it was making egg nog "the hard way" by whipping the whites separately from the rest of the drink then folding it in. Tastes slightly "different" but not all that much better to make the effort worthwhile. Now, I just whip the eggs well before pouring the rest of the mix in my VitaMix Blender.

THIS YEAR........after years of thinking about it, I actually bought some dry champagne and am going to compare it to Sparkling Apple and/or Grape Juice with vodka in it. Plan on inviting my three next door neighbors for the taste test. I assume they will all say no thanks..... and its the thought that counts..... with cookies from them to follow to assuage their guilt feelings.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Monster » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:50 pm

Matthew Ellard wrote:
Monster wrote:See the Holiday Train show in Bronx
That had me scratching my head, so I looked it up. Now I am extremely jealous and want to go myself.

There's one in Washington DC too, in case that one is easier for you to get to. :)
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby scrmbldggs » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:02 pm

TJrandom wrote:Aw, come on guys, surely you can do better than this? This thread hasn`t had a single name calling, an illogical rant presented as sound thinking, or even a single conspiracy claim. You are slipping, I tells ya, you are slipping!

:sheep: humbug.


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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Gord » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:49 pm

Cabbage rolls are a type of conspiracy claim.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby TJrandom » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:11 pm

Gord wrote:Cabbage rolls are a type of conspiracy claim.


Well, there you go - thread saved! Oh, but you are on the `nog, so it doesn`t count. :?

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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:09 pm

Monster wrote:See the Holiday Train show in Bronx
Matthew Ellard wrote: That had me scratching my head, so I looked it up. Now I am extremely jealous and want to go myself.
Monster wrote:There's one in Washington DC too, in case that one is easier for you to get to. :)
The Bronx Train show appears to have rather amazing model suspension bridges.

Meanwhile..... at a suburban house in Australia
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"Not another model tank show"
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby OlegTheBatty » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:40 pm

Gord wrote:Cabbage rolls are a type of conspiracy claim.


Aspic is a conspiracy. Cabbage rolls are mmm mmm delicious.
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Re: Christmas traditions

Postby Gord » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:28 am

TJrandom wrote:
Gord wrote:Cabbage rolls are a type of conspiracy claim.

Well, there you go - thread saved! Oh, but you are on the `nog, so it doesn`t count. :?

It was mostly rum by that point.

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