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Old 11-23-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Just another day in my life.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I always put a small brisket in the oven on Christmas with an old family dry rub recipe on it. I'll make a couple of deviled eggs, broccoli and a potato casserole to go with it. We'll eat about 1:00 PM, we always eat a lunch/supper combo early afternoon instead of in the evening.

That sounds good, except that I share George H.W. Bush's views on broccoli.

We have a mini-tradition of going to Ruth's Chris for Christmas dinner. Love the sweet potato casserole.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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It is my turn to host Christmas Dinner. One of my kids will be home, and will help me cook, I think. Dinner will be simpler than a Thanksgiving meal. I have decided to get a ham. I actually do not like ham, but other people do, and cooking one is dead simple. So ham it is.

I did not miss NOT cooking for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:28 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Last year we visited my wife's family in Ohio for a week at Christmas. This year it is going to be a quiet day at home with just the two of us. Going to fix the turkey we wound up not cooking at Thanksgiving. Compared to last year, I am really looking forward to this year.
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:57 PM
 
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Big family event, just like Thanksgiving.
Same here.

Repeat of Thanksgiving dinner, except Christmas presents for the great nephews.

This year an indoor outdoor playroom was completed for them at grandpas. This year we are "populating" it with about 60-75 toys of all sorts, most bought at the dollar tree. They dont care how expensive a ball is as long as its a ball. They are all 3 under 10. No choking items.

They will also get a stocking filled with some Christmas treats and pencils, color markers, crayons, erasers, etc.and of course a tangerine in the toe.

They bring such joy, but then go hone with the nephew and wife!!!

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Old 11-24-2018, 01:58 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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Same as Thanksgiving, home alone.
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:47 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The Association in my 55+ Mobile Home Co-op is staging a big Xmas Dinner in the Community Room, and everyone is welcome to bring their favorite dish or dessert if they wish, but it's optional. Sure beats the hell out of flying up to MN, renting a car, perhaps driving 90 miles on snowy/icy roads, and being with family members all of which have quit smoking. So, if cold, I'd have to go outside in the snow and cold to enjoy a smoke. And then deal with some deeply religious members and some deeply steeped in Trump.

So you know my big Xmas present to myself, staying here in Tucson with my new "family"!
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Likely the same as Thanksgiving, sans the extra days off.
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Texas of course
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The Association in my 55+ Mobile Home Co-op is staging a big Xmas Dinner in the Community Room, and everyone is welcome to bring their favorite dish or dessert if they wish, but it's optional. !

We live in a 55+ Mobile Home community too and they do pot luck dinners which are are really nice. We just don't go on Thanksgiving and Christmas because we honestly just like being home alone during those days. I think it's because we spent so little time together during our marriage since he had to travel and we really enjoy it now.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:06 AM
 
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My wife and I will be in the middle of a 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise. On Christmas Day I believe we will be in Guadeloupe, which is a French Island in the Lesser Antilles, but we will be having Christmas Dinner back on board the ship that night.
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