Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
The thread starter usually starts out, you know...
Well... I don't have any... I know that in Japan, lots of people eat this christmas pudding... it's very popular, despite the fact that it can easily get stuck in your throat/in your intestines and kill you... heaps of people die every year, but people still eat it
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
It's not really strange but it's a good old tradition that my best friend and me are flying to Spain on or after Christmas. Usually we fly down on the 25th or 26th after spending the evening of the 24th with our families but this year we'll fly on the 28th because the flights were cheaper on that day. The days between Christmas and the new year are usually very boring so there is nothing better than escaping from Germany and the crappy weather here.
ArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2056 times:
Every Christmas Eve our whole family gets together for a party. At some point during the night we all get together and write our "predictions" for the next year. After writing them down we seal them and then open last years predictions and try to figure out who wrote them and compare what everyone thought and what came true and what didn't.
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
Christmas Eve (Dec 24) do i usually spend with your relatives and eat Christmas food. Three o'clock in the afternoon is sacred, though. Then every kid in the whole country sits down in front of the TV to watch "Donald Duck and his friends wish you all a Merry Christmas". Adults also watch it, pretending they're just doing it for the kids, but in fact they like it as much as the kids do, they just don't have the guts to admit it.
Then we eat rice porridge. The rice porridge is made with an abundance of cram, sugar and cinnamon and whoever finds the whole almond in their porridge is expected to be married within the year.
Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
We always ate McDonald's on Christmas Eve after the 5:00PM church service, because it was usually the only thing open.
Also, when my parents were young, they didn't even have enough money to get a star for the top of the Christmas tree. So they made a star out of cardboard and aluminum foil... my mom is still using it.