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Old December 15th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #1
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Our Christmas Traditions

Tell us about your Christmas traditions! Family, friends? Food, drink?

Your favorite Christmas songs? Church services? Whatever you want to share.

A dear friend sent me this video and hope you enjoy it. The countdown has begun. God bless us all, everyone!

https://nethugs.com/hallelujah-leona...en-andre-rieu/
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What a beautiful rendition of that song! I like the simplicity and naive quality of the original - but this is a stunning change of pace.

We don't do much for Christmas because our families are far away. But, we decorate the heck out of the house (I mean, really, what two gay men aren't into re-decorating once a year?! :P )

We don't do a lot of fancy cooking because we live on Atkins, but every year we have a classic Christmas movie marathon. We get warm and cozy in bed with hot toddies and watch the same movies every year: "The Bishop's Wife," "Remember the Night," "Christmas in Connecticut," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Holiday Affair," A Christmas Carol" (with Sims) and "It's a Wonderful Life." The marathon takes us through Christmas Eve right through Christmas night. LOL

We don't even buy each other gifts ... we give things to each other all year long - we don't see any reason to spend money just because it's the 25th of December!

We love the season and Christmas - just not too much into the standard traditions...beyond decorating and putting up trees (we have seven this year!)
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Tell us about your Christmas traditions! Family, friends? Food, drink?

Your favorite Christmas songs? Church services? Whatever you want to share.

A dear friend sent me this video and hope you enjoy it. The countdown has begun. God bless us all, everyone!

https://nethugs.com/hallelujah-leona...en-andre-rieu/
Soon it will be Christmas Day!

edit: Silent Night is my favorite Christmas Carol with Grandma got run over by a raindeer my second. Whispering Hope is not a Christmas Carol but sang during Christmas which water's your eyes, especially when I tickle the ivory keys better than Liberace.
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My heritage is Ukrainian. Mrs. RNG's is British. It helped solve one problem many couples have. In Ukrainian culture, Xmas eve is the big deal. The 12 course meal is on Xmas eve and presents are exchanged that night.

Except I must have been the most unlucky kid in the world when I was young because each Xmas night after supper one of the adults would take us kids out for some activity and every damned year Santa would show up and leave our presents when we were out. We never got to see him. It just seemed to happen each year.

But then as a married couple, we could spend Xmas eve with my family and Xmas day with hers. No hurt, no arguments about whose turn and other than abuse of one's belt after two huge suppers in a row, good times.
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What a beautiful rendition of that song! I like the simplicity and naive quality of the original - but this is a stunning change of pace.

We don't do much for Christmas because our families are far away. But, we decorate the heck out of the house (I mean, really, what two gay men aren't into re-decorating once a year?! :P )

We don't do a lot of fancy cooking because we live on Atkins, but every year we have a classic Christmas movie marathon. We get warm and cozy in bed with hot toddies and watch the same movies every year: "The Bishop's Wife," "Remember the Night," "Christmas in Connecticut," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Holiday Affair," A Christmas Carol" (with Sims) and "It's a Wonderful Life." The marathon takes us through Christmas Eve right through Christmas night. LOL

We don't even buy each other gifts ... we give things to each other all year long - we don't see any reason to spend money just because it's the 25th of December!

We love the season and Christmas - just not too much into the standard traditions...beyond decorating and putting up trees (we have seven this year!)


Wowzaaa----7 Christmas trees?? Are you gluttons for punishment?? LOL
I'll be the house is beautiful!
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My heritage is Ukrainian. Mrs. RNG's is British. It helped solve one problem many couples have. In Ukrainian culture, Xmas eve is the big deal. The 12 course meal is on Xmas eve and presents are exchanged that night.

Except I must have been the most unlucky kid in the world when I was young because each Xmas night after supper one of the adults would take us kids out for some activity and every damned year Santa would show up and leave our presents when we were out. We never got to see him. It just seemed to happen each year.

But then as a married couple, we could spend Xmas eve with my family and Xmas day with hers. No hurt, no arguments about whose turn and over than abuse of one's belt after two huge suppers in a row, good times.


THAT dang Santa! He's so sneaky.
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Wowzaaa----7 Christmas trees?? Are you gluttons for punishment?? LOL
I'll be the house is beautiful!
I love putting them up ... I love living with them and show them off to friends and neighbors ... I HATE taking them down and clean up afterwards LOL.
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Christmas According to Kids!

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What will NOT become an annual tradition here is rewatching the "A Christmas Story" musical Live! tv version of the Broadway musical.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Broadway show (I attended under duress - I was never a fan of the film and didn't want to go spend $150 on a ticket to see a musical version) - turns out it was really upbeat, cheerful, funny, festive, Christmas-y, and filled with great singing and dancing and deserved all the Tony award nominations it got.

But the Live! (I hate that they use that exclamation mark) version on tv Sunday nite was the WORST. Slow, no energy, and other than the two Broadway veterans (Jane Krakowski who played the teacher - we've seen her in a lot of things - and Chris Diamantopoulos as the dad - we've seen him in Les Miz and The Full Monty musical), the performances were rather lackluster and amateurish. And for some reason, the narrator (Matthew Brodderick) was turned into some kind of bizarre lumbersexual ghost following the family around the set and sorta haunting them. It wasn't creepy on stage - it was on tv.

Just as well - I don't think I could take any more movie watching on our Christmas marathon...we're pretty bumper to bumper as it is.
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