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Old November 18 2012, 10:59 PM   #16
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Re: Holiday Fun

Just lugged home 20 lbs of cranberries & 30 lbs of mandarins & now I'll be canning the cranberry sauce for the holidays.

I can eat this stuff for breakfast, lunch & dinner. And dessert ('tis really good with rice pudding...)
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Old November 18 2012, 11:23 PM   #17
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Re: Holiday Fun

No Thanksgiving here, of course, so my focus is on Christmas. My family lives in Canada and the Netherlands, so I never see them over the Christmas holidays. My husband's family doesn't live too far away, but I put my foot down just before our oldest child's first Christmas and told my husband we would not be spending Christmas day with his family. I'd rather spend the day tweezing my nose hairs (I didn't say that out loud, but he got the idea). So Christmas Day is our family of five, and we love it. We enjoy a good meal and if the weather is good we go for walks along the river or on Dartmoor.

I work in retail, but the shop where I work will be closed on Boxing Day, which is awesome.

One thing I really miss from Canadian Christmases is the outdoor lights on almost every house in the neighbourhood. Outdoor lights are catching on in the UK, but they're small fry compared to the North American tradition.
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Old November 19 2012, 03:23 AM   #18
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Re: Holiday Fun

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the holidays are depressing.
Only if you let them be.
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Old November 19 2012, 03:53 AM   #19
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Re: Holiday Fun

There is a guy who lives in my county who does an incredible job of decorating for Christmas. His sun porch is decorated like Santa's Workshop. There are inflated decorations (including Snoopy and his dog house a la A Charlie Brown Christmas).

He dresses as Santa and his dogs wear Santa hats (they're really good sports about it, too). Anybody who comes by gets a candy cane (even us adults who never outgrew believing in Santa).

It takes at least an hour to take in the full experience.
And it's so worth it!

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Old November 19 2012, 05:15 AM   #20
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This year, for the first time in almost 30 years, we won't be hosting the Christmas festivities. We'll be the travelers.

It will be weird - but on the other hand, for ONCE, I'm GUARANTEED a cold Christmas. Hell, we might even get snow. Cold is good enough though; I'm not greedy.
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Old November 19 2012, 05:25 AM   #21
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the holidays are depressing.
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you're right.
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Old November 19 2012, 08:00 AM   #22
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Re: Holiday Fun

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's hard to commercialize it as much as one could commercialize Halloween or Valentines Day. I love getting together with family, watching the morning Football game (Can't see the afternoon game because we're eating) and just having a good time.

For Christmas, I too love seeing all the houses lit up. It's amazing how much decoration and creativity people have, and to see the houses all lit up is a beautiful thing.
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Old November 19 2012, 09:12 AM   #23
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I still have good Thanksgivings, but even more than Christmas, the ghosts of family grown (cousins and aunts and uncles) or deceased haunt me.

We had awesome Thanksgivings at Grandma's. She'd cook up a feast - dish after dish. We'd sit down - oh, let me do a rough count: at least 8-10 adults and hm....kids? Anywhere from 10-15 of us. There was a grown-up table and a kiddie table and the 'tweeners sat in the living room.

Afterwards, the teens (who got stuck with dishes first) and grownups would play penny Pokeno while the grownups smoked and gossiped. Great fun!
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Old November 19 2012, 07:37 PM   #24
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Re: Holiday Fun

There's nothing like home-cooked meals prepared by loved ones. Nowadays, my siblings and I just order a turkey or ham dinner, and we ask our dad to heat it up and prepare the fixin's. In fact, we'll have a triple Thanksgiving turkey treat again this year. Brother Mel ordered a roasted turkey from an Asian supermarket. I'll be picking up a turkey dinner at Nob Hill on Thanksgiving Eve. Then my sister Nellie has an uncooked one that she would like to prepare and also bring over to our house.

In addition, sister Dana ordered a ham dinner from Honeybaked Ham. Plenty of food to feed an entire village! How many people will be present at our house? 13 at the most. Although our members have dwindled, we still have a lot to be thankful for.
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