The Holiday Thread

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Hello all. After making my Thanksgiving thread I had the idea to do a holiday one too, and many people told me I should.
I don't think it breaks any rules since its all inclusive just how we're celebrating and traditions different things that make what we celebrate special to us. Now this is all-inclusive so if you don't celebrate any specific holidays there's also new years too.
Share a shopping trip (even explain if you went out for Black Friday if you have stories), maybe a specific decoration that's been in the family as long as anyone can remember. Maybe your town had something (we have a tree lighting in our common for Christmas) Any traditions you've always done, old family stories, maybe you watched a holiday movie you liked, a good holiday song you'd like to share, recipes always welcome :) and of course new years resolutions and celebrations when that comes.
 

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YAY! I've been watching for this... :cool:
Oh darn. I need to take pics pronto! I'll break out the recipes for butterballs, pinwheels, nut-horns, walnut clusters, roll out cookies, and press cookies... we do baking :D
 

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One year, my sister had turned 8 in October, we went shopping, and she was pushing the cart, and ran into a whole pile of scooters because she swore she saw Robert Downy Jr. at Walmart. And you know, loud 8yos, everyone around us stared... to her defense, I saw him too, the guy looked JUST like Robert Downy Jr. :p
Okay, I'm good! *goes to hide :D
 

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Well, if we're going to be P.C. :

Battle of the Falklands Day is celebrated today on the Falkland Islands

Constitution Day today on the Northern Mariana Islands , Uzbekistan

Today is Immaculate Conception day in Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Chile, Colombia, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Italy, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, Spain, Switzerland and Vatican City

To day is Lady of Camarin Day on Guam

It's Mothers Day in Panama

It's National Youth Day in Albania

Today is Saint Clement of Ohrid Day in Macedonia

And last, but not least, today in Paraguay is the celebration of the Virgin of Caacupe

SO, HERE'S A BIG HOLIDAY GREETING TO ALL OF THOSE IN THESE LISTED COUNTRIES. HAVE A SAFE AND SANE HOLIDAY!!!

 

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I'm not P.C. at all... so my post would be deleted if I share in detail how I celebrate Christmas as a special someone's birthday :)
It's a great time of celebrating for my household.
I absolutely LOVE CHRISTMAS :D :) :cool:
 

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I just have one thing to say...

Bah humbug!
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Oky! Decorations time-
The big tree-
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It is really dark here now, so, visibility is not great... I'll have to take the rest tomorrow! :D
 

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I'm not P.C. at all... so my post would be deleted if I share in detail how I celebrate Christmas as a special someone's birthday :)
It's a great time of celebrating for my household.
I absolutely LOVE CHRISTMAS :D :) :cool:
See I feel like there have become 2 Christmases to celebrate that have become unrelated. There's church-Christmas and then tree-Christmas. I do both, but will admit the whole commercialized "tree-Christmas" has become the bigger one. Which is why I personally don't see it insulting to wish someone Merry Christmas... but then again I personally don't really see the need for people to tiptoe around being P.C (although yes in a forum like this where we want to stay friendly I get why) but the way I am I mean someone wishing me happy whatever it is they celebrate, it shows they're thinking of me and being nice, I mean if you want to tell me Happy Hanukkah go right ahead I'll wish it right back to you... I'm one of those people who literally just doesn't care as long as you're not mean.
 

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How exciting! Got a text from my cousin last night, we're close cousins since my her mum is my dads sister and her dad is my mums brother (confusing concept to many, yes that's legal). So we'd always see each other for all holidays on both sides of the family. Anyways on Christmas eve we always have my dads side of the family come over and eat food open presents from each other and be together, its how its always been and its actually what I wrote my college application essay on. But my cousin texted me last night and us cousins (her, my sister and brother, and me) are going to do a whole ugly sweater thing together, so that'll be fun :)
 

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How exciting! Got a text from my cousin last night, we're close cousins since my her mum is my dads sister and her dad is my mums brother (confusing concept to many, yes that's legal). So we'd always see each other for all holidays on both sides of the family. Anyways on Christmas eve we always have my dads side of the family come over and eat food open presents from each other and be together, its how its always been and its actually what I wrote my college application essay on. But my cousin texted me last night and us cousins (her, my sister and brother, and me) are going to do a whole ugly sweater thing together, so that'll be fun :)
YAY! Ugly sweater parties are kind of fun :D
 
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