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Christmas Traditions You Could live Without


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Yeah I was that asshole last year who kept telling my family, "you know Jesus wasn't born on Christmas, right?"

Sadly, most of my family either can't cook, or lost the ability. Both of my Christmas meals are typically terrible now...so the food is definitely something I could live without/would change.

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[quote name='Tom Cat' timestamp='1355254761' post='2042262']
Every year my sister in law sends us a tin of freshly baked Christmas cookies. sounds yummy huh? Not hardly- she always throws them loose in a tin with a paper towel folded flat over top of them (to absorb the impact I guess shes thinking) and then puts the tin in a cardboard box. Then they are whisked several hundred miles to me by the magic of UPS. By the time the cookies arrive they are barely discernible as food let alone cookies. I dont have the heart to tell her and this has been going on for about a dozen years now. Oh well - the chickens will have a nice snack.

Heres this years installment of Holiday Crumbs as they arrived - and oh yes - the flavors have mingled quite nicely!

http://[url="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/xmascrumbs.jpg/"][img]http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/567/xmascrumbs.jpg[/img][/url]
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take a piece of bread or two and put them in the closed tin container over night. In the morning you will have found the bread is all hard and the cookie are nice and soft instead of dried out

you're welcome :)
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[quote name='CarolinaNCSU' timestamp='1355257011' post='2042331']
Yeah I was that asshole last year who kept telling my family, "you know Jesus wasn't born on Christmas, right?"

Sadly, most of my family either can't cook, or lost the ability. Both of my Christmas meals are typically terrible now...so the food is definitely something I could live without/would change.
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Offer to cook or help.

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My girlfriends least favorite are chestnuts.

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[quote name='Panthers_Lover' timestamp='1355257636' post='2042342']
Offer to cook or help.
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Oh I do. And I do help to an extent...but I'm more of a grill guy, not a oven guy, which is where most of the Xmas cooking happens.

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[quote name='I Registered To Post This' timestamp='1355255677' post='2042283']
several family friends phone it in and we have to find room for four of these:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/MJpQl.jpg[/img]
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Werd?

Forwarding address:
Cat Poop
P.O. Box 4,000,023
Gay Street
Dupont Circle
Washington D.C.

Or just hand them to the drag queen with the feather boa on the corner of R and 18th. (S)he knows how to find me.

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Ugh

My mom insists on reading the bible and placing the damn baby jesus in the manger at the right moment.

Me, you know, the atheist guy?

I'm an asshole, but I'm not the world's biggest asshole...yet...so I haven't refused my turn in the pass the fictional mythology group book reading and wooden infant resettling tradition.

My 7 year old daughter last year asked me why they do it.
I said it is tradition.
No poo she said "That's gay".

I love her so much.
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[quote name='CarolinaNCSU' timestamp='1355257011' post='2042331']

Sadly, most of my family either can't cook, or lost the ability. Both of my Christmas meals are typically terrible now...so the food is definitely something I could live without/would change.
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You know..I'm in the same boat with my family..I don't know wtf happened..but the food at Thanksgiving sucked! it was horrible!!! So..instead of having the same horrible turkey and barely edible stuffing..I suggested that we do something different...so we're having an Italian themed Christmas..

I'm making the Lasagna and the antipasti..my dad's girlfriend..as annoying as fug as she is, she [i]can[/i] cook..so she's making bracciole..and my sister is doing Tiramisu...

basically..My mother and grandmother aren't cooking anything..therefore, we will eat like kings!!!

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I've thought about this while I read your posts and I think that my wife is the one that has turned me against all things Christmas... it's because everything has to be exactly perfect...

Everyone has to open their gifts one at a time and then talk about it... the TV can't be on... the tree has to be on at all times... on and on... everything has to be just right, instead of just having fun with it. I guess I just got to the point that I didn't care anymore. When I was a kid, we all just opened gifts and had fun instead of making it into some sort of ritual...

It's even worse when we used to have her parents over... her mom is the same way so it's like double the bullshit.

It takes like 2 hours to open 10 gifts. bleh

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Over the last few years my once large and gregarious family that was rich with tradition has been ravaged by the grim reaper.

So quitubitchin and be happy with your busted cookies, your shitty bible stories, bad food, and dubious gifts.



You'll miss them when they're gone...
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[quote name='Inimicus' timestamp='1355258905' post='2042369']
Over the last few years my once large and gregarious family that was rich with tradition has been ravaged by the grim reaper.

So quitubitchin and be happy with your busted cookies, your shitty bible stories, bad food, and dubious gifts.



You'll miss them when they're gone...
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This is a good point, and note that I didn't bitch about the fun time we always have with my dads family... it's pretty much like it was when I was growing up... everybody all together... no rules, good food and just having fun.

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1355258834' post='2042368']
I've thought about this while I read your posts and I think that my wife is the one that has turned me against all things Christmas... it's because everything has to be exactly perfect...

Everyone has to open their gifts one at a time and then talk about it... the TV can't be on... the tree has to be on at all times... on and on... everything has to be just right, instead of just having fun with it. I guess I just got to the point that I didn't care anymore. When I was a kid, we all just opened gifts and had fun instead of making it into some sort of ritual...

It's even worse when we used to have her parents over... her mom is the same way so it's like double the bullshit.

It takes like 2 hours to open 10 gifts. bleh
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so make sure there's only 5 gifts...and that cuts the time in half!!!

you're welcome!

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