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Offline Ellemeno

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 03:21:48 pm »
Oh my gosh, year three!

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 06:19:59 am »
heh, yup year three! So cmon guys.. your traditions?

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 06:50:41 am »
No panto here in Sweden either. We have them, but itīs not a Christmas tradition.

We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve in Sweden. At three oīclock in the afternoon thereīs a tradition to watch Christmas cartoons on TV. Year after year  they show the exact same thing - itīs a mix of different Disney cartoons such as Cinderella, Donald Duck, Lady and the Tramp and Ferdinand the Bull.

Then we (or the ones of willing to go outside) go for a walk to the cemetery where we light a candle on my grandparents graves.

After that we walk back home and eat. A lot. Ham, meatballs, herring, baltic herring, potatoe, Jansonīs temtation (a traditional Swedish casserole made of potatoe, onion, pickled spats and cream) and then we have this thing were we soak bread in a sort of gravy.

Some years (when someone is willing to) one of us dress up as Santa Claus, walks outside and sprinkles himself in snow, comes back and does a little "show".

After weīve eaten itīs time to open our presents under the tree. That usually takes a pretty long time during which we eat a lot of sweets and drink soda or vine.

Afterwards we collect all the wrap paper and then stumble into bed.

Our celebration lacks religious meaning and for us is all about family and getting together to have fun.


Jansonīs temtation


typical Swedish Christmas smorgosboard

 

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 07:09:50 am »
ooh! food looks nice!!!

And I like the christmas eve tradtion.

What do you do on christmas day?

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 07:33:13 am »
ooh! food looks nice!!!

And I like the christmas eve tradtion.

What do you do on christmas day?



We try to do as little as possible I think, weīre too stuffed with food from the day before to do much else ;D Oh, and we play with our presents of course.

Other, more perky families than ours, I think often visit their extended familiy on Christmas Day. But overall, if you walk outside on Christmas Day, itīs unusually still and quiet. I think people tend to stay indoors and just try to hold on to that Christmas feeling for as long as possible.   :)

Christmas Eve is when the party is at, Christmas Day we spend recouperating. :laugh:

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Re: Your country or regional (Family Outing) Christmas Tradition?
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 08:18:30 am »
We try to do as little as possible I think, weīre too stuffed with food from the day before to do much else ;D Oh, and we play with our presents of course.

Other, more perky families than ours, I think often visit their extended familiy on Christmas Day. But overall, if you walk outside on Christmas Day, itīs unusually still and quiet. I think people tend to stay indoors and just try to hold on to that Christmas feeling for as long as possible.   :)

Christmas Eve is when the party is at, Christmas Day we spend recouperating. :laugh:

sounds blissful!
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