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OK everyone what is everyone's Tradition for Thankgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve/Day?
23 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet

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".


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1 posted on 11/23/2011 10:27:21 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanksgiving means giving thanks to God for His blessings, feasting, and games, especially the Iron Bowl, with family and friends.

Christmas is the worship of the King.
The 29th, my husband’s birthday and New Year’s Eve is my dad’s birthday.

We’re adding a new celebration this year: the marriage of my daughter to the Sargeant of her dreams on the 30th. All the groomsmen are in the Army and all will be in their dress uniforms. Hooah!


2 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:07 AM PST by Jemian (Join the Cain Train!)
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To: US Navy Vet

While cooking watch the Thanksgiving Day parade and then the dog show!


3 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:23 AM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well its been a tough year we are just going to sit around and watch each other get skinny


4 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:40 AM PST by al baby (Is that old windbag still on the air ?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanksgiving: Pecan and Sweet Potato pie.

New Years: Black eyed peas, collards and corned beef.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:45 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Santa Clause” for us, and no listening to Christmas music till the day after Thanksgiving!

Colonel, USAFR


6 posted on 11/23/2011 10:30:49 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: jagusafr

1. Thanksgiving. Listen to liberal relatives parrot the latest Jon Stewart routines and emote about what idiots conservatives are.
2. Christmas. Go to church Christmas eve.
3. New Year’s. Retire early to bed with the wife to “celebrate”.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 10:33:44 AM PST by ReveBM
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To: US Navy Vet
Unlike the TV news stories that'll run to the local homeless shelter with patrons eating turkey, I'll be THANKING God for whatever health my family has and our chance to get together because of Him.

These incessant trips to homeless shelters every damn Christmas by these TV moderators just burn my butt. Howz' about going to a factory worker's home where his family is eating, or maybe to a small business owner's house to see them celebrate.

Just try to listen for the word GOD in any TVnews remotes tomorrow.

8 posted on 11/23/2011 10:34:10 AM PST by laweeks
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To: US Navy Vet

Turkey and all the Trimmings for Thanksgiving, Chinese Suckling Pig for Christmas and for Falafel, Roti and Brown Stew Chicken for New Years Eve and Day. Wishing everyone a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to all.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 10:34:10 AM PST by seoul62
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To: US Navy Vet

Grandpa tells us the story of the Pilgrims and the Chinese. The Chinese saved the Pilgrims by bringing takeout in those little white boxes with the wire handles.
“More moo goo gai pan for you, John Smith?”
“Why, no thank-you. What is this?”
“It’s a fortune cookie.”
“Oh...let’s see what mine says. ‘Your honkey ancestors will pay through the nose to support Chinese vagrants and Kevin Costner will make a movie called DANCES WITH CHOPSTICKS’. Hmmmm....give me some more of that General Tso’s Chicken.”


10 posted on 11/23/2011 10:38:00 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MiddleEarth

Oh and Christmas-Christmas eve church, Christmas day-gifts and seeing family. New Year’s eve—watch the ball drop for no other reason than we always have, take a New Year stroll no matter what the weather.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 10:40:00 AM PST by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: US Navy Vet

A big Crab Feast, straight from the Pacific Ocean, often on Christmas Eve!

Very sad this year...no crab. The crab fishermen are holding out for $2.50 per pound and the buyers are holding fast at $2.00, so all the crab fishermen went home yesterday. It takes a couple days to retrieve the pots, get the crab to the local markets, so no crab this Thanksgiving. Boo hoo.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 10:40:14 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: US Navy Vet

At one time in my life, I started drinking on Thanksgiving and sobered up New Years Evening. But for the last 15 years I can remember most of the football games I once missed.


13 posted on 11/23/2011 10:43:08 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: US Navy Vet

Never get tired of George willing to lasso the moon for Mary, we watch Its a Wonderful life, of course the Alistar Sims, Christmas Carol, and Georgie beating up on the bully.
Nothing but good old American classics for us.


14 posted on 11/23/2011 10:45:41 AM PST by pennboricua
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To: US Navy Vet

15 posted on 11/23/2011 10:46:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: US Navy Vet

A little too early to think about Christmas and New Years but Order a Pizza on Thanksgiving (Eve?) and enjoy family/friends...Shopping on Black Friday(Might go a little further and harrass some Occupy people if they are around..LOL)


16 posted on 11/23/2011 10:48:33 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: JoeProBono

I was just going to ask “Does beer count as a tradition?”

Jack sure does! :-)


17 posted on 11/23/2011 10:49:43 AM PST by bigbob
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To: US Navy Vet

EAT DRINK, EAT DRINK AND EAT DRINK.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 10:52:39 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I deep-fry a couple of turkeys for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Watch the Lions in the morning and the Cowboys in the PM on TG. We eat around 5.

My mother-in-law has a crazy gift giveaway game that she does for Christmas. Then my wife and I like to go see a movie on Christmas night.

For New Years Eve, wife and I hang out at home and eat lobster tail, then fall asleep well before midnight.


19 posted on 11/23/2011 10:53:09 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I traditionally spend Thanksgiving Day along with my wife and daughter visiting our very liberal and fabulously wealthy relatives in Jersey who adore Obama and think Chris Christie is a modern Mephistopheles.

I therefore devote a great portion of the day to watching football games, drinking copious amounts of scotch and red wine and studiously avoiding any mention of politics. If provoked into such a discussion, I have learned to smile broadly and politely decline comment while instantly offering one of several jokes memorized for precisely such a moment.

After dinner, I now traditionally excuse myself along with my like-minded cousin from Florida, and then step outside to smoke cigars, laugh about how much we can't stand Democrats and discuss our most recent firearms purchases.

Happy T-Day, all!

20 posted on 11/23/2011 10:53:36 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: MiddleEarth

What dog show?


21 posted on 11/23/2011 10:55:27 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 10:59:04 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: US Navy Vet

On a few occasions we’ve gone out to eat on Christmas, usually to one of the ethnic restaurants that are open.


23 posted on 11/23/2011 10:59:30 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Eat. Start watching football. Nap. Wake up in time for 4th quarter. Repeat.


24 posted on 11/23/2011 11:00:44 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


25 posted on 11/23/2011 11:02:59 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t know where you got that at, but I do know it just made me start choking on my coffee.

Good one.


26 posted on 11/23/2011 11:03:29 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


27 posted on 11/23/2011 11:05:57 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Seems like every Thanksgiving for several years now, the Westminster Dog Show is shown on Thanksgiving Day. Very entertaining.


28 posted on 11/23/2011 11:07:25 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: US Navy Vet

I pour bullets after dinner.


29 posted on 11/23/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: andy58-in-nh

I dare you to wear your “Socialism Sucks” t-shirt.


30 posted on 11/23/2011 11:08:35 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Retired Greyhound

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.


31 posted on 11/23/2011 11:08:46 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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32 posted on 11/23/2011 11:17:11 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Persevero

I might just wear my FUBO t-shirt under my sweater.


33 posted on 11/23/2011 11:17:53 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


34 posted on 11/23/2011 11:18:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

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!


35 posted on 11/23/2011 11:23:18 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!)


36 posted on 11/23/2011 11:24:08 AM PST by drwoof
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To: US Navy Vet

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


37 posted on 11/23/2011 11:26:13 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: US Navy Vet
First one of my kids that ask me to thanksgiving dinner, thats where I go...

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..

38 posted on 11/23/2011 11:28:43 AM PST by goat granny
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanksgiving - Bookers
Christmas - Crown Royal XR
New Years Eve - Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year


39 posted on 11/23/2011 11:32:37 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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!!!!


40 posted on 11/23/2011 11:32:48 AM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: bigbob

You bet Beer counts. I will be bottling a Porter this afternoon. Ordered another Belgian Trappists Ale Extract Kit and a Kit to make a Mead (Honey Wine) will Brew both week so the Mead will be ready for next Thanksgiving.


41 posted on 11/23/2011 11:32:58 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Hey, Christmas is on Sunday this year so IF we don’t work Christmas Eve, I’d like to go to church. (I usually work Saturday nights til Sunday morning, then fall over in bed.)
I have asked about any place to volunteer service in this area, since I don’t have much family to celebrate with. No traveling, because I know we work Christmas night. (Fun, kind of spooky with no customers in the store.)


42 posted on 11/23/2011 11:36:50 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: US Navy Vet

I like to thank God we do not have a Muslin President....oh crap.


43 posted on 11/23/2011 11:38:47 AM PST by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: US Navy Vet

On Thanksgiving we will be at the 71st annual “Turkey Night Grand Prix” for USAC Midgets and Sprint Cars in Irwindale Ca. It a so cal tradition that I try to get to every few years.


44 posted on 11/23/2011 11:45:30 AM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: andy58-in-nh
our very liberal and fabulously wealthy relatives in Jersey who adore Obama

So you're related to "Bernie" Corzine, eh?? Tell him, for me, to start packing his clean undies and toothbrush.

45 posted on 11/23/2011 11:48:30 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: US Navy Vet

Turkey, Ham, yellow potato salad, banana pudding in cups, friends come over, Cowboys football!


46 posted on 11/23/2011 11:49:28 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: US Navy Vet

Weird tradition for the night before Thanksgiving. (tonight) We call it “Slider Night”. We get together at whoever is having the dinner the next day and eat White Castle hamburgers and help the host prepare the house and the meal.


47 posted on 11/23/2011 11:50:20 AM PST by kempster
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To: Persevero
I dare you to wear your “Socialism Sucks” t-shirt.

I had an "Overturn Wickard v Filburn" t-shirt printed, and wore it to visit some liberal relatives.

They though it was kind of cool until one of the Googled it and they figured out what it meant.

48 posted on 11/23/2011 11:58:00 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

Thanksgiving, is the Turkey Bowl. High school football, rivalry. I cook for 10 hours to watch my guests eat in 10 minutes. Then we drink heavily.

Christmas, I work so my Christian brethren can enjoy the holiday.

New Years, the family gets together and gives thanks for the year. Then I kick everyone out and enjoy the rest of the evening with the little lady. On New Years day I cook breakfast for the family.


49 posted on 11/23/2011 12:06:36 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: Persevero; Retired Greyhound

I don’t think it’s the Westminster. It’s something called The National Dog Show. I’m going to try to have it on in the bedroom where I’ll sneak away to watch it. My husband will have the Packers vs. Detroit on. I’ll have to switch back and forth.

Our day will start with Mass at 9 and then stopping at a local restaurant to pick up a pre-made TG dinner. I’ve never done that before. It’s just the 2 of us this year, and I’m sure I’ll be disappointed in the meal.

And it’s not less work. I’ve been agonizing for days as to which dishes and which linens to use. I gave away a set of dishes this year, and now I miss them. They were always perfect for TG. And I can’t find a set of linens that I want to use on the table. I’ve been cleaning for days, and the house doesn’t look any better than when I started.


50 posted on 11/23/2011 12:28:48 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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