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Old 11-23-2018, 03:20 PM
Location: Texas of course
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It'll just be my husband and I and our 2 little dogs. If the weather's nice after we eat we may ride to beach and sit a while.

Christmas morning my husband will have a cup of coffee, I'll have a cup of tea and maybe some oatmeal.

Most of the time we watch 'It's A Wonderful Life' on DVD. 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. It'll just be a nice quiet day.

What do y'all have planned?
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:14 PM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Dinner with Mom. She is 90 and lives with my two brothers in her house.

None of my three sisters can usually make it to her on Christmas Day, so I make sure she isn't alone except for my brothers. My adult daughter will come down from the neighboring state where she lives, spend the 23rd with her dad and then come to me on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day we'll go see Mom.

I have the option to have other plans, but I just can't bring myself to leave Mom alone on Christmas at her age. Well, my brothers will be there and would help with dinner and cleaning up, but they are in their own little worlds. My daughter and I will play cards with my mother and talk with her.
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:24 PM
Location: SoCal
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The same people we have at Thanksgiving will be at Christmas party. What can I say, we’re boring people. Lol. We watch whatever my kids and husband want to watch. In the meantime, I’m busy preparing my 9-course meal.
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Location: Orlando
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Once again, I have no Christmas plans. I'm Jewish, I don't celebrate Christmas, and besides, my dad died on Dec. 25. I just lie low until it's over.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:05 PM
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We spend Christmas Day at home by ourselves, never make anything special for dinner.

We spend Christmas Eve with family. Dinner isn't a big thing, will probably have something like tacos or whatever they feel like making.
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Old 11-23-2018, 05:15 PM
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Just my husband and myself and a wonderful homemade prime rib dinner in front of the fire for Christmas Eve and leftovers for Christmas Day. (We usually get a three-bone roast.) We also have a NICE bottle of Cab both nights. We also always watch "A Child's Christmas in Wales" with Denholm Elliott for Christmas Eve, and watch the 1951 version of "A Christmas Carol" with Alastair Sim for Christmas Day. We do love our traditions!!


(Sorry, could not find just the trailer for the above.)

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Old 11-23-2018, 06:03 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'll be going down the street to my mother's house and have a turkey dinner with her and my brother. She's 94 and likes to cook. My son will be home for a couple of weeks during the holidays and he will be joining us, and if my daughter isn't working she'll be eating with us, too.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:20 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'll find some friends to go out to eat somewhere cheap and then go see a movie, probably, and then go eat some more somewhere we can find open. Same as for Thanksgiving. No cleaning or cooking, yay!
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:46 PM
Location: Asheville NC
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We will be at our son’s home for Christmas. He and DIL will be cooking dinner on Christmas Eve. Last time it was prime rib. Not sure what they have planned this year. On Christmas Day we will go to a movie and then pick up Chinese Food.

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Old 11-23-2018, 07:09 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Big family event, just like Thanksgiving.
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