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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16507

    Christmas Traditions

    Every family has some special traditions that they do at this time of the year...whats yours?




  • Bing Fung
    Ultra Senior Member
    • Aug 2000
    • 6521

    #2
    Well I married into a tradition of Lute Fisk during Christmas....

    Ask any good Norwegian

    We always head up to Christine's family farm at Birch Hills, NE of Prince Albert.




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    • Andrew Pratt
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      • Aug 2000
      • 16507

      #3
      We alternatly spend christmas between my family near toronto and her family in brandon. For my family it usually involves going out to a christmas eve church service where by sister, brother and I get to laughing over my fathers singing...which of course sets the other off etc. I mean no disrespect to the church but I have many a memorable moment trying so hard not to laugh at church As kids we usually got to open one gift when we got home from that service before we went to bed but thats sort of died out now that we're older. Gifts are opened the next morning after my father gets in from milking the cows (I grew up on a dairy farm) so I have many memories as a youngster being up really early but having to wait till dad got in. Of course as we got older we'd go out and help get the work done so we could get in and open the presents. We tended to have a large meal at noon not supper time but it depended on whom was joining us that year. Boxing day was a leftovers kind of day




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      • Trevor Schell
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        • Aug 2000
        • 10935

        #4
        We usually get together with my family here in Saskatoon a couple of days before Christmas.
        That includes my 2 Brother's and Sister as we all meet at our parents over a nice Turkey supper and have a small gift exchange.
        Then on Christmas day we stay at home with my wife Tracey and our two Daughters.
        It's nice not having to travel plus gives us a chance for a nice rest.

        Boxing day is an early 7am morning to line up at Future Shop to take advantage of their Door Crasher sales.

        I sure hope everybody does get to spend some time with their families over Christmas.




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        • George Bellefontaine
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          • Jan 2001
          • 7637

          #5
          I have 3 adult sons who live about two hours away. They come home every Christmas Eve and go back on Boxing Day if they have work the day after, otherwise they'll stay another day.Like myself when I was young, they all are musicians of a sort and our Christmas Eve is often some kind of a musical event. On Christmas day there's the usual exchange of gifts, then the big dinner of turkey and what not that really takes the best oout of my poor wife, but she has her little boys home and that's all that counts.




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          • Pj
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            • Dec 2001
            • 40

            #6
            Here in Sweden, well at least in our home we all gather at our place (mom dad my brother my wife our 2 kids, mother in law father in law) and it all starts around 12 o clock.

            We all contribute by bringing some food that we planned on before. I always cook the ham and do the baking, we sometimes buy some turkey but here we have ham like you US people have turkey.

            We also have some "sill" kinda like sushi (raw fish) very delicious!!

            Well we have a lot of different food on X-mas eve (sausage, meatballs, potato, etc etc)
            and of course some nice beer and akvavit (boose)

            After the food part we unwrap all the gifts and the kids are going crazy !!

            Then we just spend good time together, i really like Christmas!

            Merry Christmas all!

            PJ

            Hey Bing! Ask any Sweede to about "Lut Fisk", i guess it goes with all Scandinavian countries!

            Never tried it though LOL




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            • John Holmes
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              • Aug 2000
              • 2703

              #7
              Tradition...uh...not at our house!

              The only rule is to wait for everyone to be together for the gift openings.

              Happy Holidays to all!




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