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What Will You Be Doing On Christmas Day?  
User currently onlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3898 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3857 times:

Will you be on an airplane? A train? Asleep? Not celebrating because you're not a Christian/Catholic? At the beach? Joining the Mile High Club? What?

As for me, I'll probably wake up late and spend all day at home playing with all of my presents.


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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

most likely getting piss-drunk off congac being shot from a water gun while watching "how the grinch stole christmas" over and over.

Or go spend all day at the theater.

Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Will be flying DFW-SFO-HKG on AA / CX .  Smile

User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

"Would you like a window or an aisle?"

"Oh, it's too bad you have to work on Christmas."

"Well, maybe if people like you didn't decide to travel today I wouldn't have to work. Now, was that a window or an aisle?"


« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineThecoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

I'll probably be at the supermarket finishing up on my christmas shopping.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2153 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

I'll be on an airplane. But I'll be fixing it, not enjoying a ride on it.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Watching the Heat and Lakers square off of course. Big grin

Just can't get enough of the Kobe-Shaq bitch fest. For once it will be on the court though...


[Edited 2004-12-22 04:51:03]

Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Within the 24-hour clock day:

Working....sleeping....some dinner/mild ( no alcohol ) festivities...a brief nap...working.

Pretty much mirroring UAL Bagsmasher's musings.

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3927 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Opening presents with the family, having christmas dinner, hanging out with my girlfriend, relaxing, and probably getting into a fight with everyone as the night progresses and the alcohol flows.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3757 times:

Work, eat, sleep, ring my girlfriend....


Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4536 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

church, studying for the GRE, working on graduate school applications.

User currently offlineDmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3741 times:

Opposite of most on this thread, my Christmas day plans involve getting royally smashed. We've had all these Christmas parties, cater-outs and big dining events in house. Christmas Day I have almost nothing planned. I'm going to go crazy, 3 weeks of nothing but work, no days off, Christmas'll be a good day off. I'm throwing my traditional Seattle seafood extravaganza, I'm expecting about 10-12 people, but I ordered in 4 bottles of absinthe from Prague, in addition to everything else, should be a great time.

"I have a favorite dish, which tends to change daily depending on my mood, or whether I have a hangover, or whether it's
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3738 times:
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Probably be up early, go for a ride up the coast on my bike (I'm on holiday in Cape Town) then going for a buffet lunch at Maestro's on the Beach restaurant on Woodbridge Island. This is our 3rd Christmas lunch at this restaurant and as you can see from the pic (taken from our table last year) there will be no snow in sight!

After that lunch I'll be in no mood to move  Big grin

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Sleeping, presents, food, avoiding relatives

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

In the great Brit tradition of Christmas, I shall probably be eating myself into a coma. I expect the day to go something like this

06:00 UTC: Small niece jumps on bed "Uncle Jonny, Uncle Jonny - it's Christmas !" No shit, Sherlock. "Let's go and see if Father Christmas has been !". Screams from sister's room "DAISY GO BACK TO BED !". Too late.
06:01-06:30 UTC: Opening stockings
06:30-07:30 UTC: Playing with gag gifts in stocking and reading everyones funny Christmas Books eg. Xenophobes Guide to etc.
07:30-08:30 UTC: Breakfast and trying to stop small niece o'd-ing on chocolate from stocking
08:30-09:00 UTC: Clear breakfast and duct tape by now totally overstimulated small niece to sofa. Hide chocolate
09:00-11:00 UTC: Presents ! Distribute HUGE pile of presents into smaller individual piles, all piles tiny except for HUGE pile for small niece, who btw has escaped from duct tape and is running around the house at 200 mph yelling "Can I open them yet ?". All take turns opening presents, then wait another half hour while small niece finishes opening hers
11:01 UTC: Room now looks like Hallmark exploded, waist deep in wrapping paper shreds and 400 cubic metres of Barbie packaging (P.S. WHY OH WHY is necessary to glue, tape and WIRE the goddamn doll into the packaging, necessitating Houdini-like escapology skills to extract anorexic hydrocarbon bimbo from box ?)
11:02-14:00 UTC: Play with Christmas presents with small niece, using expensive technical education to build things out of Lego, construct Barbie combination Beauty Salon/TGV/S&M Dungeon etc. Intermittent instructions barked from kitchen by mad flour-coated sister "PEEL SPROUTS !" "ROLL BACON" "TAKE OUT TRASH" "DONT FEED THAT CHILD ANY MORE CHOCOLATE !" "WHO DRANK ALL THE BL**DY MILK ?!"
14:00-15:30 UTC: Lunch viz delicious but crippling mounds of Turkey, Roast pots, 2 kinds of stuffing, peas, carrots, sprouts (obligatory), gravy, cranberry sauce etc etc etc. All prepared in a babbling whirlwind of panic but always superb (unless the turkey catches fire, which has happened in the past. Regular or Extra Crispy ?). Halfway through, crackers and party poppers, so second helpings liberally seasoned with gunpowder residue, gravy-soaked paper streamers and small choking-hazards cunningly disguised as poker dice or small plastic soliders with parachutes. After a discreet interval punctuated by cries of alarm from the kitchen ("OH BL**DY HELL THE BOWL'S MELTED" "MATCHES, STEVE - QUICK !" "PUT IT OUT, THE DISHCLOTH'S ON FIRE !", followed by a muffled boom and flickering glow rather like in "Empire or the Sun" when Christian Bale sees the Hiroshima bomb going off over the horizon, and in comes THE PUDDING ablaze in a sea of flaming cooking brandy like a post-invasion Kuwaiti oil-field. Ahhhh, ooohhh, quick take a photo before it goes out !
15:30-17:00 UTC - Post-prandial torpor, even hyperactive small niece temporarily slowed by vast ingestion of hormone-laced giant turkey. Bloated stillness punctured by groans of indigestion and cries of pain as people tread on bits of Lego or Barbie shoes. More reading of Christmas funny books. In the course of the afternoon some more energetic bright spark will suggest a brisk walk, to be silenced by a chorus of groans.
17:00 UTC - Tea and Christmas cake. Everyone protests "Oh I'm too full" but manages to consume reasonable size chunks of brandy-soaked carbohydrate covered in marzipan, royal icing and decorated by small niece with plastic holly, snowmen, reindeers, Father Christmas, elves and Lego people to the point where it looks like a small but determined snow-covered Countryside Alliance protest
17:00-18:30 UTC - Small niece parked in front of DVD recieved for Christmas, hopefully something Disney and calming. Discreet digestive vin-chaud or brandy for grown ups.

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7233 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

3 words.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Big grin

Merry Christmas!!!

User currently offlineSmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1751 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

I'm a US student studying in London (at King's College) for the next 3 years.

This Christmas will be my first ever away from my US home--my first Christmas in England! I'll miss all my family and friends though.

This Christmas weekend I've been invited to stay with a host family in Camborne, Cornwall (this was arranged by HostUK.org, an organisation that links international students with host families for weekends or holidays).

All I know about my hosts is that they are both retired teachers with a grown daughter, and they have 2 pianos (as a pianist, I'm excited to try them out) as well as numerous other musical instruments. This will be the first time I've ever seen the "moors" as described in the Bronte and Jane Austen novels I studied in my US high school years.


That's how I'm spending my first Christmas overseas.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

First I'll probably be joining my mom & her boyfriends family for a walk (I think we'll have 4-5 dogs to walk) in the morning, following the food-fest the previos night. Then I'll be driving me, my sister, my dad & his boyfriend to Southern Denmark for a christmas lunch/dinner, which is always good fun - not to mention enormous amounts of food!

User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

Midnight mass at the Cathedrale after a big Christmas Eve dinner and too much fougasses. Wake up at 5am to the sounds of two hyperactive 3 year olds. Eat breakfast and then head up to Moneghetti to spend the day with the in-laws. yay.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

One word...sleep! Nothing much actually...its gonna be hot as hell here in ADL..so yeah..maybe go to the beach..gotta watch out for that shark though  Big grin

אני תומך בישראל
User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

Hey Smithair747 - I'm a King's graduate! What subject are you studying? Are you based at the Strand campus?  Smile

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Working for United Airlines on cold snowy ramp.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

I'll spend mine at home with my family and my girlfriend!

Opening presents and eating way too much, then in the eveniong we play games and just enjoy each others company!

SmithAir747, I hope you adhere to your duties as an american in England and try to hook up with the older daughter!  Laugh out loud Hehe, have fun!


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User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3668 times:

Opening presents and watching the home page for snow.

JetBlast @ BWI  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Speedbird Concorde One
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3665 times:

I'll probably be playing Flight Simulator or watching TV. I'm Jewish, so Christmas is meaningless to me, but to those of you who do celebrate it, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.


25 Bravo7e7 : I usually celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve, since I am German. So Christmas Day, probably sleeping.
26 SlamClick : Will be our first real empty-nest Christmas. We will have daughter and her family on Christmas Eve, but son and his will be with inlaws family for the
27 AIR757200 : Hopefully I'll find myself in someone's bed, at least in the morning. Still working on the details... hehehe.
28 B747-437B : The family has had a tradition for 20+ years now to fly a turkey down to India from somewhere in the world every Christmas. This year the 22lb behemot
29 SmithAir747 : Response to Ryanb741: I'm based at the Guy's campus, studying biomedical sciences (division: Anatomy, Cell & Human Biology). My objective is to get in
30 Malb777 : Working on a mine site in the Northern Territory Australia, helping my staff set up the dinning room and cook a 5 course dinner for 230 miners who are
31 Sabena332 : We Germans celebrate Christmas at Christmas Eve. I will do the same like I did the previous 26 years before, all family members will meet in my parent
32 Post contains images Vaporlock : Getting up around 5am to cook a 30 lb turkey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This year I am having the family dinner -- around 19 people and my son is here from Vanc
33 N685FE : Working a double, my regular 10 hour shift then an eight hour shift. Someone has to make sure those planes stay in the air since there are some who w
34 Dinker225 : Workin serving all those tourists that just had to go skiing on christmas day. Then they all claim how bad it must be to have to work on xmas instead
35 BOEING747-700 : That sounds like a great Christmas Phyllis, Reminds me of our Christmases, I know its going to be a cold one here in Canada but we as Canadians make t
36 AAplatnumflier : I forgot I am going to watch the Miami Los Angeles game Shaq v. Kobe
37 Lono : Cooking a $85 prime rib!!!! and watching the NFL and drinking holiday cheer!!!
38 Post contains images SFOMEX : "We Germans celebrate Christmas at Christmas Eve" The same here. Mexicans celebrate Christmas the night BEFORE Christmas So I will attend Midnight Mas
39 Jasepl : Prolly be passed out somewhere... From having had too much fun Christmas Eve!
40 Andersjt : Christmas Day will be at my brother's crowded apartment in Loveland, CO with him, his wife, 4 kids. My wigged out Mother will be there not sure what t
41 Flymia : Be landing in EZE after an AA 777 flight MIA-EZE. And just relaxing in the hotel most likely.
42 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Let's see....driving down to Sarasota, FL, tomorrow, to spend it with the semi-girlfriend and her family (her dad's a FedEx DC-10 Capt)....probably go
43 Post contains images StevenUhl777 : AirxLiban: Good luck on the GRE and applying to grad. school. I'm right there with you...I'm retaking the GMAT in about 3 weeks, and assuming I do wel
44 Luv2fly : It is a relief to read that others are going to have a trying Holiday just like I am going to have as well. Though since this year has been such a has
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