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    Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Paeter on September 27th 2016, 9:09 am

    I think what I'm really feeling ready for is just another vacation. And memories of past Christmases involve not working, eating good food, hanging out with family and sleeping in.
    Either way, I'm already looking forward to the bustle of activity followed by the dead calm that lasts about a week.

    That reminds me! I have to pick out my annual Christmas album purchase and order it soon!


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  mikel.withers on September 27th 2016, 9:58 am

    I'm not even ready for this weekend, and you're talking Christmas?
    Plus, then you'd bypass Thanksgiving, and I don't want to miss the one time a year I get turkey.

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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  AdamCollings on September 27th 2016, 8:53 pm

    Christmas? Oh yeah, that thing that happened a couple of months back right?

    Whoa!

    I usually start thinking about Christmas around 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve (which is when our office closes for the year) That's when I start my Christmas shopping. (Of course my wife is doing some earlier than that).

    I don't look forward to the insane business that December inevitably brings (nor the discomfort of the summer heat), but I do enjoy the break. Office doesn't open until after New year, and I'll often take additional leave in January. Takes me a couple of days after Christmas to actually calm down and relax after it all though.

    We don't do thanksgiving, but we traditionally eat turkey for lunch on Christmas day (due to our British roots), although many now have non-traditional meals like cold seafood or BBQ. What do you eat on Christmas day in America?

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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Rickster on September 27th 2016, 10:50 pm

    If by ready for Christmas you mean writing my New Years resolutions then Yes I am

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    Post  mikel.withers on September 28th 2016, 8:36 am

    AC-
    Turkey is one of the traditional Christmas dishes, but my wife... and her strange family... have ham.
    Not that I don't love ham, it is probably my favorite meat, but you only get turkey so often-I say take advantage of it.

    On most years, in my area, we are just getting into the really cold part of the year, with January and February being the absolute worst. Maybe we should do a house swap for Christmas break, what do you say?


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Paeter on September 28th 2016, 9:09 am

    AdamCollings wrote:

    We don't do thanksgiving,

    Wait a minute. You mean folks down under don't share a traditional meal thanking God for providing for the needs of Americans? santa


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Paeter on September 28th 2016, 9:10 am

    mikel.withers wrote:you'd bypass Thanksgiving, and I don't want to miss the one time a year I get turkey.

    Are you kidding? We call the day after Thanksgiving "Opening Ceremonies" and get all of our Christmas decorations up in a single day! Thanksgiving is the kickoff to Christmas for us! No way we're skipping that!


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Rickster on September 28th 2016, 7:45 pm

    mikel.withers wrote:
    Turkey is one of the traditional Christmas dishes, but my wife... and her strange family... have ham.



    Last Christmas my family had dinner at Buca di Beppo so if your wife and her family is strange for having ham what does having Italian make my family?

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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  AdamCollings on September 28th 2016, 9:18 pm

    Paeter wrote:
    AdamCollings wrote:

    We don't do thanksgiving,

    Wait a minute. You mean folks down under don't share a traditional meal thanking God for providing for the needs of Americans? santa

    I know. Crazy right Smile

    We don't do Halloween either, though the shops keep trying to push it (in order to sell more chocoloates) but Aussies generally resist because it's not part of our culture.
    Personally, if we were gonna import an American holiday I'd much rather Thanksgiving. I think we would all do well do keep thankfulness foremost in our minds.

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    Post  Reed Benson on November 16th 2016, 2:55 am

    AdamCollings wrote:Personally, if we were gonna import an American holiday I'd much rather Thanksgiving. I think we would all do well do keep thankfulness foremost in our minds.

    You could import Canadian Thanksgiving. I think it's a little less about a specific event and more about general thankfulness. You'd just have to celebrate it in October.

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    Post  Paeter on November 17th 2016, 9:50 am

    Reed Benson wrote:
    AdamCollings wrote:Personally, if we were gonna import an American holiday I'd much rather Thanksgiving. I think we would all do well do keep thankfulness foremost in our minds.

    You could import Canadian Thanksgiving. I think it's a little less about a specific event and more about general thankfulness. You'd just have to celebrate it in October.

    What do they eat for Canadian Thanksgiving?


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Paeter on November 17th 2016, 9:51 am

    Rickster wrote:
    Last Christmas my family had dinner at Buca di Beppo so if your wife and her family is strange for having ham what does having Italian make my family?

    Our traditional Christmas dinner is Lasagna and seven-layer salad. Woohoo! I can almost taste it now!


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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  mikel.withers on November 17th 2016, 1:50 pm

    You don't mean seven layer lasagna and salad?

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    Re: Anyone else ready for Christmas?

    Post  Paeter on November 18th 2016, 9:42 am

    mikel.withers wrote:You don't mean seven layer lasagna and salad?

    Nope. I mean Lasagna and seven layer salad. Amazing. With garlic bread on the side and andes mints or mint brownies for dessert.


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