It’s Christmas Eve!

Today I am going to keep my message short and sweet. I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous, Healthy Happy New year 2012. Happy Holidays!

All the best to you and your family and may life be be wonderful.

What are your traditions during the holidays? What are your favourite foods during the holidays? What are your beverage choices? Not the regular Egg Nog type of things….




63 thoughts on “It’s Christmas Eve!

  1. At Christmas our household invite others who aren’t connected to family to come and spend the day with us. Early morning presents, big cooked breakfast, lost of music both on cd and also played by musicians in the family. Night time is an “Open Table” for the local community especially the lonely folks. We have collected lots of wonderful food and presents to give out to needy families. For my wife and 4 older children and I it’s a highlight of the day. The day ends with a Nerf Gun shootout.

    Merry Christmas to you and your readers.


  2. We always open one small gift before bed – at one minute past midnight on what is officially Christmas Day.

    We unwrap our gifts and watch Christmas TV in the morning after bacon sandwiches, and while our Christmas dinner is cooking. This year we have a four bird roast with all the trimmings, with cider roasted gammon for Boxing day. The leftovers (and there will be plenty!) will work beautifully with my pickled eggs and pickled cabbage, along with my red onion and rosemary Confiturra.

    To us, it just isn’t Christmas without Doctor Who. I shall be wearing my Fourth Doctor scarf and my Eleventh Doctor fez, waving a sonic screwdriver and balancing my Adipose plushie on my lap.

    As my name suggests, I’m a big lover of rose wine. I do, however, tend to go for the stronger stuff at Christmas – and this year it’s Absinthe!

    With love to you from Tribble Towers; have a wonderful festive season and may all of your wishes for 2012 come true!

    Gemma xxx

  3. Merry Christmas to you, Talin, and have a very happy and safe New Year! I love eggnog, but we also have a hot wine drink recipe from my husband’s family called Gloog. We usually make a lot and give in wine bottles as gifts, along with my traditional sugar cut out cookies, peanut butter fudge and homemade gingerbread…Enjoy!

  4. Christmas Eve Super Snacks and Stockings tomorrow with children and grandchildren, Christmas Day dinner and gifts at daughter’s, and leaving day after Christmas for NC for a week with my brother and his wife. Drinks not so interesting, as I cannot drink alcohol because of medical reasons. I make hot spiced tea or cider, and have non-alcoholic passion fruit peach sparkling juice. Other people in our family drink their own homemade wine.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  5. Our family gets together Christmas Eve and eat about 9 or 10. We have a traditional spread of Pierna (pork leg), Spiral ham, spaghetti florentine, and sweet carrot and apple salad. This year I am adding broccoli cheese rice to the menu and a cheese cake. Also this year I will be making Cola de Mono, a recipe I got from fellow bloggers Los Rodriguez. When the clock strikes midnight we wish everyone a merry Christmas with hugs and kisses while the kids attack all the presents under the tree.

    You have yourself a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

  6. Oh we have lots of typical foods, “arroz con gandules,” “pasteles,” and “lechรณn”. (Rice with pigeon peas, pasteles are made with plantain, wrapped up in a plantain plant leaf and boiled for 45 minutes or so, and lechรณn is pork, usually roasted.) The list goes on and on…

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

  7. Hi,
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

    Here in OZ as you know it is our Summer, a lot of family’s have Xmas Dinner at the beach, some have bar-b-ques, others picnics. If people are having Xmas Dinner at home, again sometimes bar-b-ques, or a smรถrgรฅsbord, which usually consists of Ham, Roast Lamb, Roast Beef, Chicken or Turkey, and heaps of different salads. There are people that also have the “traditional Xmas Dinner”.

  8. I wish you merry christmas. And I wish you ever tried “Japanese Curry.” My friend from Sri Lanka once tasted it and said “Delicious! What is the name of this Japanese food?”

  9. Hello, Thank you for reading and the ‘likes’. On holidays I am more family oriented now. We visit my folks and realize how much time we truly have on this earth. My sister now does most of the cooking w/plenty of help from others who are there. We look to have a nice holiday. I wish you and yours the same..Peace Tony

  10. watch “it’s a wonderful life” and find out what the true meaning of Christmas is. the birth of faith, hope, and love. serving God and serving others.

  11. This year I’m away from home in Canada so I had champagne with an awesome chicken dinner and a great tofu, red and yellow pepper, craisin, and cheese salad. *drooool*

    Merry Christmas!

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