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".
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!
While cooking watch the Thanksgiving Day parade and then the dog show!
Well its been a tough year we are just going to sit around and watch each other get skinny
Thanksgiving: Pecan and Sweet Potato pie.
New Years: Black eyed peas, collards and corned beef.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Santa Clause” for us, and no listening to Christmas music till the day after Thanksgiving!
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”.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
I was just going to ask “Does beer count as a tradition?”
Jack sure does! :-)
EAT DRINK, EAT DRINK AND EAT DRINK.
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.
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!
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