Skip to comments.OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?
Posted on 11/23/2011 10:27:12 AM PST by US Navy Vet
I'll start, after the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away and the dishes are done we start the Chistmas Season off with viewing "A Christmas Carol" and "A Christmas Story".
What dog show?
Thanksgiving. Well, I’ll go to my favorite Chinese restaurant here in town, order the duck with noodles, and a good Czech beer to wash it down.
Christmas. Watch the pohadky (kids movies) marathon on CT1. Some of them are quite good, and that’s really all that’ll be playing all day. If you’re going to ask about church services: 80% of Czechs are atheists. I think this Christmas, only one church in town is planning on being open (and this is a town with a population of over 300,000). And most likely, it’ll be mostly empty Walked by a beautiful church a couple of Sundays ago, and poke my head in. The priest was preaching to eleven people.....this in a church with a capacity for at least 600. Besides I’ve never been much of a churchy type ever since I was a kid.
New Years. A shot of absinthe, or perhaps Becherovka, and watch the bonfires burning on the hills and the fireworks from the town square. And then, go home and call it a year.
What I’m looking forward to in 2012? More than a new President, I TRULY look forward to is calling all my friends back in the USA on December 22nd, 2012, and saying, “Ha! You’re still alive!!! Chump!! Bwahahahahahaha!” Oh yeah, many of them are ABSOLUTELY convinced the world’s gonna end come December 21st 2012.
On a few occasions we’ve gone out to eat on Christmas, usually to one of the ethnic restaurants that are open.
Eat. Start watching football. Nap. Wake up in time for 4th quarter. Repeat.
Forgot Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Christmas is spent with family ... visiting, sharing gifts, and Christmas Day Mass.
New Year’s Eve .... sleep. Not much else.
I don’t know where you got that at, but I do know it just made me start choking on my coffee.
Pizza on Thanksgiving, watch Die Hard while wrapping presents (make sure there’s twinkies), dim sum for Christmas, stay home on New Years Eve, watch the outdoor hockey game New Years day except this year they pushed it to the 2nd.
Seems like every Thanksgiving for several years now, the Westminster Dog Show is shown on Thanksgiving Day. Very entertaining.
I pour bullets after dinner.
I dare you to wear your “Socialism Sucks” t-shirt.
Back in the mid 90s, when I lived in the Portland Oregon metro area, every Thanksgiving, my parents (now deceased) and I used to go to House Of Louie for Thanksgiving dinner.
Not a bad Chinese restaurant. Not a great one, but not bad.
I might just wear my FUBO t-shirt under my sweater.
I stopped doing the holidays several years ago. It is the ONE thing I agree with Jehovah’s Witnesses on.
That said, I participate with everyone else. But we all stopped the gift exchange for Christmas a couple of years ago. Basically we just get together for hors d’oeuvres and visit now.
In a sad way, I think of what we boomers thought of Christmas and new years as a basically mid 20th century phenomenon that is dying. The “coca cola santa” figure is becoming a relic and the days of the Red Ryder BB gun Christmas are fading into history like the Edsel, the hoola hoop and the chemistry set.
My sister-in-law lives in Prague and absolutely loves it there. Previously she was in Madrid and could not wait to get out. I love Czech beers and cannot get any like the ones I enjoyed over there. The soft water in your area is absolutely perfect for Pilsen style lagers, and when combined with the local hops, the result is just wonderful. Glad to hear that gun laws are relatively sane (for Europe). If things really go to hell here, I might be tempted to join you. Happy Thanksgiving!
For Christmas: German Soul Food!!!
A long family tradition: The Kale Pot. Kale, various German sausages (the more disgusting, the better...), ham, potatoes. A little vinegar, some home-made mustard, a beer, and one is all set. Great for large parties/families. (I want some right now!)
Thanksgiving: THE MEAL. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, the classic works. Whole day is devoted thereto. Extended family present if possible, friends if not.
Christmas: the tree is already up & decorated. Dec.25 is at home that kids may enjoy the day as Santa sees fit. Week prior is in a mountain cabin to stay the heck away from everything and relax. Week after is the 3000-mile drive visiting family. Short of it disintegrating, tree will stay up well into January.
New Year’s: ball drop, with gourmet snacks. Fancy meal
I always have Christmas dinner for family of at least 25 and who ever brings a friend or their in-laws....buffet so there is always enough...
New Years stay home, all the inexperienced drunks on the road. When we lived in a suburban house on a court, we took turns having NY eve party...no drunk drivers, you could crawl to your house if you drank too much and we all got along well. 12 homes. The one that was J.W. did not come but were invited..
Thanksgiving - Bookers
Christmas - Crown Royal XR
New Years Eve - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year
After we eat the traditional Thanksgiving dinner we get out all the ads and and we plan a strategy and make lists... Mom and i actually love Black Fri. We have it down to a science. Never wait in line. We know all the tricks on how to get in and out.
Christmas Eve: dinner, church and open new jammies to wear on Christmas morn.
New Years: appetizers, leftover sweets and games until midnight with good friends.
Happy, Merry , New to all!!!!
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