Well I have a few, First off Im Italian so my mom makes Italian food once and awhile, so everytime she makes her sauce (mmmmm) she makes meatballs too, and before she puts the meatballs in the sauce the whole family (me, my mom and dad) get a naked meatball with lotz of grated cheese. Silly I know!!
Secondly after Thanksgiving, the next day we put up the Christmas decoration and when were all done with that we eat the left-oveer food from Thanksgiving!!!!
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coming from a family of Buddhists, the holiday season held little significance to us, except for the days off. So we'd all go to Vegas. We've got our reservations for this year oh, and we still give and get presents, too 'cause there's no way i'm gonna let a custom like that go to waste.
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Woooo ... that went right over *my* head. For the longest time i thought you guys were talking about Hallowe'en
Well my Thanksgiving passed already, but i'll share too ... only cuz it's fun hehe I usually spend Thanksgiving w/ one of my grandparents. My moms mom and dads mom are 200km apart, so i can't really have it both ways hehe This Thanksgiving i also spend the Sunday w/ my boyfriends family and got to meet all his aunts and cousins and stuff ... so that was pretty kewl
for thanksgiving, my whole family comes over (we all now live close to each other) and that's a lot of people. my mom (being chinese) makes her homemade noodles that I LOVE! and all the "traditional" food of thanksgiving. we eat and then sleep....funny but true. (i sleep to get out of doing dishes!! )
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Aww, you guys...I amn't going home for Thanksgiving, since I only get four days off and it would be kinda pointless, ticket-prices and all.
But usually my dad smokes a big turkey (with lots of cracked pepper! mm!) and my parents invite all their friends who can't go home to be with their families over, and we have a big really fun Thanksgiving dinner with spinach madeleine and oyster dressing and mashed potatoes, and I usually make something for dessert (I'm the resident sweet-baker )...you're making me homesick. ;]
somebody better be around on the boards for Thanksgiving, so I don't feel too lonely. ;/
Usually we have a few Thanksgivings. Usually the night before or the day after or whenever my mom's side of the family is off we go to my aunt's house. But a few people have died on that side and it just gets smaller every year. There are only about 10 people there and we always have a lot of wine and beer (yes I know I'm underage ) and in the past few years it's been sad because two years ago my granddad dies in early november...
And then at my house we have a big Thanksgiving. My family basically does everything! But my dad's side of the family brings stuff. There's about 15-20 people depending who's in town. We make the turkey and the stuffing, pecan pies and pumkin pies from scratch (and we make the crust from scratch too, none of that pilsbury stuff for us!) and croisants from scratch too. Those take many many hours to make. The rest of the family brings pies, cakes, yams, and all the other yummy stuff. Our table is only holds 6 people at a time so it takes a while for everyone to eat.
*sigh* with the weather in Vegas I'm just waiting for Christmas and Thanksgiving. We don't really get winters but it's been prett wintery. But I'll bet once the holidays come it will be nice and sunny.
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My family doesn't have any strong traditions, but every Christmas my father goes to great lengths to secure a fifties plastic tree-topper to the tree. It's a white plastic reindeer with a red-sprayed santa riding it, and still has its original SANTA FOLLOWS YOU box. Santa . . . what?! How threatening!
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For the past few years, I've been alternating spending the winter holdiays (thanksgiving and christmas) with my boyfriend and his family and then with either my mom's side of the family, my dad's side, or occasionally both of them if time and geography permits.
My family had a lot of traditions when I was younger, including special foods for Thanksgiving (my grandma's sticky buns, yum!) and Christmas, and gag gifts and sitting around in one's pajamas opening presents. A lot of that has passed now, because we've all gotten older and my parents have divorced and remarried. But I've found new traditions and new joys. For example, last year I got to visit Hanne and Malcolm (yes, *that* Hanne and Malcolm) at thanksgiving.
This year I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner all by myself at my boyfriend's, becuase I love to cook and his mom has to work three late shifts before hand. I'm excited and nervous.
My family originates from Puerto Rico, so naturally we have "mui grande" size families, that *I* don't get to see every year, so on Thanksgiving and Christmas the whole crew comes down to my native Oklahoma and we eat turkey and listen to all the cousins' guitar skills. It's an amazing tradition, and of course we all sing and dance in Spanish.
The other thread about Thanksgiving was closed. We know that Smurfie thinks she worked on Thanksgiving (and got paid!), Olive followed through with her family traditions, and that I'm still sore from all the turkey, what did you guys do?
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Hehehe, I was a little slow on the uptake on what Holiday you guys were talking about too.
Well, my birthday is on October 1st, so we always combine thanksgiving and my family birthday at the dinner.
For Christmas my older brothers birthday is on December 18th, so we combine Christmas and my brothers family birthday.
And for Easter, my younger brothers birthday is on March 31, so we combine Easter dinner and his family birthday.
Hehehe, we have such conveniantly placed birthdays.
Whenever our family gets together we usually drag out a board game and laugh the night away with that, or my aunt, uncle, nana and mom tell stories from when they were younger, usually hilarious ones. Or we talk about old family memories and things like that. It's really great.
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I completely forgot I had posted this. Wow.
So, mum had made her mustard, I finished my shopping two weeks ago, I'm serving a table at the Holiday Luncheon, and tomorrow (sat) I get to play Santa's Elf and escort him down Mainstreet to Old Mill Town. And they stay open later, to a whopping 7 pm. Gotta love small towns.
i went to washington to go to my older brother's house. this is the first year we've left town for any holiday. it was fun we had turkey annd everything. then on friday my brother and his wife had to go to work really really early (like 2 and 4 AM). so we went shopping (my mom, grandma, baby, and me) at some mall. it was cold and the baby wasnt feeling good. then we had enchilada's with the left-over turkey.
For Christmas and Thanksgiving, my entire family (cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc) all go to my great aunts house and have a huge dinner. Then all the kids play football or tag outside, and the rest of us play "pass the babies" which invloves passing the little babies around to everyone so we can all hold them and exclaim over how cute they are.
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quote:Originally posted by Celtic Daisy: Well, my birthday is on October 1st, so we always combine thanksgiving and my family birthday at the dinner.
me too! 'cept my birthday's the tenth. still. i'm a vegetarian, but strangely, thanksgiving is still one of my favourite holidays...unstuffed stuffing and tofu squash pie, mm!
Posts: 108 | From: caaaaanada. ('cause we've got rocks and trees and trees and rocks...) | Registered: Jan 2007
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I am missing out on most of my favorite Christmas traditions 'cause I'm at school... :-( I used to always be the tree-spotter (watching while Dad cut it to warn if it started falling towards people). One of my own peculiar traditions is rather illogical; I read Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress for the first time in December about five years ago, and so now every year I have to curl up in the loveseat by the tree (with the lights on!) and reread it.
Family traditions include the fact that presents are unwrapped one at a time, in descending age order, and are selected from the pile and handed out by the youngest family member present. We're very particular here. It makes present-opening last so much longer. ^.^
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Every year since i can remember and Im 18. My Grandma takes all of my cousins(12) and I to Marshall Fields (I refuse to call it Macys) in Chicago and we go and get a huge group picture with santa, and then eat in the Walnut room around the giant christmas tree. My favorite theme had to be ther harry potter one.
Umm on Christmas, the adults and now older cousins play "dirty bingo". Its a dice game, and if you get three of a kind you grab a present from the middle. Once all the presents are gone you have a steal round.
Santa comes to my grandma's house and gives us each a present or two. And i have to say that i have seen that same santa and holly bear since i was baby.
Umm then its just utter chaos.
My own personal tradition is i enjoy every year taking a name off the christmas tree at my church and getting a child a christmas present.
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