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Christmas Traditions!

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Hey everyone, 

 

Christmas is a time for traditions and in today's advent calendar thread we'd love to hear yours! 

 

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Do you and your family have any Christmas traditions? Do you go somewhere special every year or have any unique rituals that you go through at Christmas time? Let us know below. smiling

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Re: Christmas Traditions!

Being miserable and shouting obscenities at people who try to be festive towards me.
(This is soooo the truth)
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Re: Christmas Traditions!

Hi @Martin-O2
Actually I have noticed that the old Christmas traditions are getting less and less. Perhaps a tree, few Xmas cards but not many and not posted as too expensive.
Sending email cards that are animated instead. Few friends bother with Turkey and prefer to eat what they really enjoy rather than be persuaded to buy a large bird most of which is not liked and very expensive. Christmas pudding very traditional but other more refreshing desserts are now much more popular. Christmas cake 🎂 not really popular either. Log fires and snow? Not much of those now either, unless you live in Scotland. Carol singing at your door, gone.
Possibly the latest tradition/ritual is waiting for the Christmas Sales, before, during and after !
Me? keeping steady, join in a little, keep head whilst all about are (maybe) losing theirs. ☺☺☺☺☺


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Re: Christmas Traditions!

Laughing at @curmudeons responses to these is gonna fast become my newest tradition.



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Traditions change as you go through life.

When I was nursing I rarely had Christmas day off so when I worked we celebrated Christmas day on Boxing day...

Then when moving up the 'career ladder', my sister and I took it in turns to host either Christmas day or Boxing day.

When my lads had partners we were invited there.

Now, as long as I see the grandchildren over the festive period I don't really bother.

Christmas day we will be having a steak dinner at home. Boxing day, the family including grandkids are off out for a meal.

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I always go for a post christmas dinner walk for around an hour, try & work off some of those extra calories...and see what other people are doing for xmas through overly illuminated windows with open curtains lol... laughing

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Getting as drunk as possible (once I've finished cooking) is pretty much all I got

 

Used to have a tradition of ordering dominos pizza for tea on Christmas Eve before me and the kids Mum broke up and I didn't have them last Christmas Eve and wont this Christmas Eve either but I'll get them about halfway through Christmas Day

 

Also used to have the tradition of leaving out whiskey for "Santa", Baileys for "Mrs Claus", a mince pie and a carrot for "Rudolph" but the children don't believe anymore

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@viridis wrote:
Laughing at @curmudeons responses to these is gonna fast become my newest tradition.

I truly do detest 99.5% of everything about Christmas & I'll avoid interacting with anyone feeling festive.

 

Only yesterday, the girls (All 16-20 year olds) at the bike club cafe tried to make me smile with their festive outfits... totally not thinking, totally not amused and totally not festive.. I replied

'you'd look better without them'

and stormed off, but not before a cafe full of customers turned & glared at me.. leaving the girls rolling with laughter. rage

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As Frank Carson was fond of saying 'That's a bloody cracker' @Anonymous joy

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Every good Christmas needs a Scrooge @Anonymous! laughing

 

Traditions definitely change @TallTrees I can't remember the last time I saw a proper Christmas pudding! Not one for sending a load of cards these days either. 

 

It must have been tough working those Christmas says @Cleoriff! In the few years I spent working at the NHS I managed to avoid working any of the Christmas days although did work a new years day once. 

 

@Titanium We have a dog walk at my families place after dinner. It definitely helps get the digestion started!

 

That's not a bad tradition @davethorp joy 

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