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Some Christmas fun

  • 10-11-2019 3:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭ shelly22


    I thought it would be fun to name a few of our favourite Christmas things

    1) Favourite Christmas song

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    3) Favourite Christmas food

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition


    Mine are

    1) a wonderful Christmas time

    2) Christmas vacation

    3) turkey

    4) going for breakfast with all my family Christmas Eve


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,215 ✭✭✭ khalessi


    1) Favourite Christmas song
    The Little Drummer Boy Bing Crosby and David Bowie
    or
    White Christmas

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    It's a Wonderful Life

    Every time a bell rings another angel get their wings"
    or

    ELF

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    My mum's Christmas cake or good mince pies

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition - there are a few

    Every Christmas choosing new Newbridge decoration for the tree with the kids

    Going to see The Snowman with the kids in NCH

    I have a book which consists of 25 tiny Christmas story book decorations in it for the tree and we read one every night then hang it on the tree

    Christmas Elf this I love as they get up to awful mischief

    Decorating the house and tree stays up longer then it should




    Just wondering do ye do Secret Santa or Kriskindle here?

    I used to take part in it on another Irish website was good fun


  • Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭✭ Alan Smithee


    Favourite Christmas song:

    It’s beginning to look a lot like christmas..can play that super early and have already had it on much to everyone’s annoyance.
    Driving home for Christmas.. real nostalgic and play it on loop on the road home from work on the 23rd or 24th.
    Silent night.. not religious(still love Christmas!!) but just a beautiful song

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    Elf.. a modern classic and can watch over and over
    Die Hard (it is a Christmas movie!!)
    A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart version). Have high hopes for the new BBC adaptation this year.

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Gotta be the turkey
    A bottle of bubbly (it qualifies)
    Selection box for breakfast (a tradition since childhood)

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    Going to see Santa with the kids in the lead up to build the excitement.
    Opening a bottle with the wife Christmas Eve when the kids are in bed.
    Simply trying to make Christmas magical for the kids, they grow up so quick and Christmas seems to come around faster each year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,019 ✭✭✭ jellybear


    khalessi wrote: »

    Just wondering do ye do Secret Santa or Kriskindle here?

    I used to take part in it on another Irish website was good fun

    GREAT IDEA!! I run one for animals on the animals and pets forum but one here would be amazing!!:D

    Also, my answers:


    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Merry Christmas Everyone- Shakin Stevens

    2) Favourite Christmas movie- Home Alone


    3) Favourite Christmas food- Mince Pies warmed with cream


    4) Favourite Christmas tradition - Exchanging presents on Christmas Eve...I much prefer it to Christmas morning :D


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,339 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    shelly22 wrote: »
    I thought it would be fun to name a few of our favourite Christmas things

    1) Favourite Christmas song

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    3) Favourite Christmas food

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition

    1) Shaking Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

    2) Muppet's A Christmas Carol

    3) Cranberry/Stuffing no stuffing tastes as good as the Christmas stuffing

    4) Ham Sandwich on Christmas Eve


  • Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭ Carrie6OD


    This is a GREAT thread!

    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Fairytale of New York

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Elf

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Plum pudding warm with whipped cream

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition: too hard to pick one!

    Snowman in NCH
    Making the Christmas Eve boxes and watching the kids open them
    Having a hot port on Christmas night with husband when kids are in bed

    I’m lucky I have so many


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  • Registered Users Posts: 175 ✭✭ shelly22


    I love reading everyone’s different traditions they all sound so nice


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Not an easy thread.
    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Carol of the bells, it just stirs up something magical. But by no means a landslide win, so many others are great also.

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    So bloody hard. Home alone, Christmas vacation or scrooged/Christmas carol.
    I will go with Christmas vacation.

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Ham. It is not very often we get ham, and when we do it's never any good (I have lived in Muslim countries for a long time). With some gluten free pork stuffing. Drooling here.

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    Meeting my pals in the same pub/restaurant on the 23rd of December every year. This year the date will change but the venue and the people will not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    shelly22 wrote: »

    1) Favourite Christmas song

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    3) Favourite Christmas food

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition

    1- Fairytale of New York

    2- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

    3- Stuffing mmmmmmmm

    4- Tough one! - in last few years writing and leaving out letters for Santa


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    shelly22 wrote: »
    I thought it would be fun to name a few of our favourite Christmas things

    1) Favourite Christmas song

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    3) Favourite Christmas food

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition


    1. Have got three and can't choose right now:

    Fairytale of NY; Driving home for Christmas and 2000 Miles


    2. It's Wonderful Life - but I am happy with a lot of 80s and 90s movies that have got a Christmas scene in them, like You've Got Mail for example


    3. I only ever had a few Irish traditional Christmas Dinners and from memory I have also got to say: stuffing !
    Actually, I wonder why you guys don't just cook a huge loaf of stuffing, with a couple of slices of turkey on the side !


    4. Too many ! One is admiring Christmas Cribs


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,847 ✭✭✭ tusk


    Wow. Tough one.

    1. Little drummer boy (off the top of my head, there are probably others, but i'll need a think)

    2. Miracle on 34th street

    3. My annual forray into dessert making for christmas day - Pear and Raspberry meringue tartlets :P

    4. Don't have many traditions I can think of. We're trying to make our own. Maybe telling each other that we don't want anything and there's a limit of one present, and then both of us completely disregarding that anyway hahahah. I also love that we buy each other christmas jammies and put together a christmas eve box with sweets and things to chill out with that night :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 238 ✭✭ pjdarcy


    1. Driving home for Christmas

    2. Miracle on 34th Street

    3. Turkey and stuffing sandwich with mayo after a few drinks on Christmas night

    4. Eating a selection box while watching Willy Wonka's chocolate factory


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    otnomart wrote: »
    Actually, I wonder why you guys don't just cook a huge loaf of stuffing, with a couple of slices of turkey on the side !

    Now you're talking! :D


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ Slim Charles


    1) Favourite Christmas song


    Christmas wrapping


    2) Favourite Christmas movie


    The Santa Clause 3



    3) Favourite Christmas food


    Sprouts/Croquettes



    4) Favourite Christmas tradition


    Getting free cans and hot brandys off relatives


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    ^^Damn you with Christmas wrapping as your favourite song, I messed up and want to change my answer to that.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ Slim Charles


    Jude13 wrote: »
    ^^Damn you with Christmas wrapping as your favourite song, I messed up and want to change my answer to that.




    I struggled for a good 20 minutes before landing on that!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭ Jude13


    Im humming it now incessantly......."....but I think I'll miss this one this year"


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,737 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    1) Favourite Christmas song

    Little Town of Bethlehem

    2) Favourite Christmas movie

    Ah I do not really see films?

    3) Favourite Christmas food

    Too many! My Christmas recipe turkey dinner oh and roast potatoes... But everything is lovely! Just lovely!

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition

    More than one.. decorating the drive the penultimate Sunday before Christmas… Hug e star, tree on the gatepost... to wish all here HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Toyed with the idea of outside battery lights but a candle in a jar is as effective
    Nine Lessons and Carols from Kings College, 3 pm Christmas Eve. It is the start of Christmas for me.
    Closing the world away for the holy time

    Calling "home" at midnight Canadian time.. a hands across the ocean for us all around the world.

    NB I am a happy loner out here!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    1) Favourite Christmas song
    'Fairytale of New York' & 'Its the most wonderful time of the year'

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Its a wonderful life & Christmas Vacation

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Mince Pies, Christmas Pud, Baileys whipped cream

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    All of it, the build up, the decorations, the lights, the food, the gifts, the socialising, the people, everything
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ Slim Charles


    DvB wrote: »
    1) Favourite Christmas song
    'Fairytale of New York' & 'Its the most wonderful time of the year'

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Its a wonderful life & Christmas Vacation

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Mince Pies, Christmas Pud, Baileys whipped cream

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    All of it, the build up, the decorations, the lights, the food, the gifts, the socialising, the people, everything


    You really stuck your neck out on the line there !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    You really stuck your neck out on the line there !!

    Your point being?
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Solomon Juicy Handbag


    Song: Driving home for Christmas - for personal nostalgic reasons. And Oh Holy Night in memory of a dear friend who sang it beautifully.

    Movie: Difficult. Perhaps It's a Wonderful life at a push.

    Food: Our Christmas Pudding, closely followed by mince pies.

    Tradition: Lighting a candle in the window on Christmas Eve as a welcome to strangers. My parents did it, we do it, and our children now do it. It's lit by the youngest person in the house on the night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Tradition: Lighting a candle in the window on Christmas Eve as a welcome to strangers. My parents did it, we do it, and our children now do it. It's lit by the youngest person in the house on the night.

    Love traditions like this. Passed from generation to generation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Song: Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

    Movie: Muppet's Christmas Carol & Narrow Escape

    Food: Sausage Meat Stuffing

    Traditions: Now we are all grown up, we are making our own traditions so for now, it's going to my parents on St. Stephen's Day. When we were kids, we used to always go up to my Grandparents on Christmas Night with all my aunts, uncles & cousins. I was only thinking of it the other day and wishing we could have one more Christmas Night with everyone


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 621 ✭✭✭ Slim Charles


    DvB wrote: »
    Your point being?

    Multiple answers to each question, just found your indecisiveness amusing is all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ aj89


    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Jona Lewie - Stop the cavalry

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Elf

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Pigs in blankets

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    Leaving work after 2 hours on christmas eve, and the lot of us heading across the road for 3 or 4 pints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Multiple answers to each question, just found your indecisiveness amusing is all.

    As did others on the thread, but hey, delighted I managed to amuse somebody anyway. Happy Christmas!!
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,339 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    DvB wrote: »
    As did others on the thread, but hey, delighted I managed to amuse somebody anyway. Happy Christmas!!

    I enjoyed your answers DvB and I can’t argue with any of them all great choices :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 18 nickynoo



    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Fairy Tales of New York



    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Home alone

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Ham and stuffing.

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    Meeting with the family at my parent’s house on Christmas Eve morning, for our traditional fry up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    1) Favourite Christmas song
    Mariah or Driving Home For Christmas. The latter particularly when I'm the bus home from work when I finish up for Christmas or driving to my parents' house.

    2) Favourite Christmas movie
    Elf. It's just such a classic.

    3) Favourite Christmas food
    Stuffing. My dad always makes extra stuffing when I'm home for Christmas.

    4) Favourite Christmas tradition
    Christmas Eve at home with my husband. We order something delicious to eat and crack open whatever boozy stout we've saved for the occasion and my husband gives me new Christmas jammies and we watch something festive (like Die Hard :pac:) on TV. We're only at home every second Christmas Eve but the beer and Christmas jammies happen regardless of where we are!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,018 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    1 , Favourite Christmas song ,
    Little Drummer Boy .

    2 , Favourite Christmas Movie ,
    Willie Wonka And The Chocolate Factory .

    3 , Favourite Christmas Food ,
    Sausagemeat stuffing ! It's not Christmas dinner without it , to me anyway !

    4 , Favourite Christmas Tradition ,
    Christmas Eve , when all the family get together to exchange presents and spend a few hours together :)


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