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no - its xmas, you can eat whatever you want 23 62.16%
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Old 21.12.2009, 21:47
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christmas habits

so i ate a mincepie for breakfast - is that wrong?

i don't put up a tree, but i need to have an advent calendar, advent candle, advent chocolate box...basically i have about 5 advent items going on in my house at the mo...
christmas crackers are a must (if only for the fact that i can torment my family with the crappy jokes found in them )

tell me your favourite christmas habits/traditions
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Old 21.12.2009, 21:53
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Re: christmas habits

I don't have any Christmas traditions. That is why I am escaping it all to come over to Switzerland, as I did last year.

Perhaps this could become my Christmas tradition
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so i ate a mincepie for breakfast - is that wrong?

i don't put up a tree, but i need to have an advent calendar, advent candle, advent chocolate box...basically i have about 5 advent items going on in my house at the mo...
christmas crackers are a must (if only for the fact that i can torment my family with the crappy jokes found in them )

tell me your favourite christmas habits/traditions
What is wrong is you changing my favourite avatar ever!!! Just kidding I also got a more christmassy one HUG!...
I would eat half a Paneton for breakfast
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Old 21.12.2009, 21:58
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I don't have any Christmas traditions. That is why I am escaping it all to come over to Switzerland, as I did last year.Perhaps this could become my Christmas tradition
does that mean i don't get a prezzy on the 25th?

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I would eat half a Paneton for breakfast
it's christmas - eat the whole bloody thing!

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Old 21.12.2009, 22:12
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Re: christmas habits

Back in Australia, Christmas breakfast for me consisted of a Darrell Lea Christmas pudding: a fist-sized chocolate-covered ball of coconut nougat goodness. Guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls for hours.




Mince pies: ahhh. Can never get enough of them at Christmas, provided they're the ones made by my dad. One of the few things I miss about Christmas back home.
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(my old avatar might make a guest appearance sometime in the new year...;-)
YEY!!!!! I love your old avatar this one is super cute too
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Re: christmas habits

Always attending the Christmas Eve Mass, then having pizza for dinner afterward
Enjoy lots of mince pies & fruit cake
Put up our Christmas tree on the 3rd Advent Sunday (of course enjoying a sherry and kids have hot chocolate) and take it down on Epiphany day (Jan 6)
Open presents Christmas morning before breakfast while enjoying a good coffee.
Having a huge breakfast Christmas morning and then a late Christmas lunch/dinner.
Phone family in the UK, Aussie & South Africa - because we the last ones up, we always phone.
Playing Christmas songs in the car & house only from the day when the tree is up.
The kids’ teachers only get a Starbucks gift voucher for Christmas for the last 10 years; don't have time to get a decent present for them.
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Back in Australia, Christmas breakfast for me consisted of a Darrell Lea Christmas pudding: a fist-sized chocolate-covered ball of coconut nougat goodness. Guaranteed to have you bouncing off the walls for hours.
a christmas pud made of coconut, nougat + chocolate?

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Playing Christmas songs in the car & house only from the day when the tree is up.
oh yes christmas songs! got to have them too
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Old 21.12.2009, 22:31
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a christmas pud made of coconut, nougat + chocolate?
Damn right. It was just made to look like a Christmas pudding. At Easter you can get the same thing, only that it's shapped like an egg.

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so i ate a mincepie for breakfast - is that wrong?
As long as you didn't wash it down with a tumbler of whisky then you're probably okay
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I celebrated Christmas in Birmingham this afternoon with a bratwurst and a cup of gluhwein... I think I may have misunderstood some aspect of this 'going home for Christmas' business...
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Old 22.12.2009, 03:36
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Re: christmas habits

My family traditions are so different from hubby's, last year everything was so different for me.

This year I'm trying to gather up little things to make a Christmas stocking for hubby and I, as I usually wake up before he does, I'm planning to set it up as if Santa came after hubby went to bed. I also got some chocolates that are wrapped in foil to look like Santa that I will hang on the tree too.

My family does that whole Christmas morning thing, while hubby's mum brought us some nuts, clementines and chocolates (similar to what "Santa" would have left in my stocking back home) on the 6th and the big family dinner is on the 24th.

The differences are not soooo different to make the whole holiday season feel odd BUT Christmas Day felt a bit odd to me last year. Hopefully doing those couple of small things that my family does (not the whole shebang though) will help make it feel less odd this year.


Which reminds me... I need to look for some red fabric and some fabric glue.
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Re: christmas habits

What is a mincepie?
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Re: christmas habits

Suet, sugar, certain dried fruit, a little ginger, all-spice and nutmeg, and brandy in a sweet pastry. Yum.
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Old 22.12.2009, 09:59
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sausage rolls for breakfast (my husbands tradition) bucks fizz for breakfast (my tradition)

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Old 22.12.2009, 15:14
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i've heard of the cannock fondue - but i always thought it was a myth

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bucks fizz for breakfast (my tradition)

careful, you're giving away your age there...
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Old 22.12.2009, 15:19
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Suet, sugar, certain dried fruit, a little ginger, all-spice and nutmeg, and brandy in a sweet pastry. Yum.
for the uninitiated

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Old 22.12.2009, 15:21
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careful, you're giving away your age there...

why is that? I also like a snowball for xmas morning too (the drink kind not the white cold kind)
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Re: christmas habits

We always have Bucks Fizz for breakfast too along with croissants.

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Old 22.12.2009, 15:28
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why is that? I also like a snowball for xmas morning too (the drink kind not the white cold kind)
um...just implying we could be of a similar age

is a snowball just fancy eggnog?
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