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2008 Holiday Traditions Calendar

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diamondlil
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2008 Holiday Traditions Calendar

Post by diamondlil » Sat December 6th, 2008, 8:45 pm

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We thought it would be a fun idea to have a holiday calendar again this year. The idea is that you can share an image, a joke, a recipe some favourite holiday music, or holiday memories whatever your beliefs.

The event will run from December 11 to December 24. If you are interested, then please sign up in this thread!


December 11 - MLE
December 12 - Marg
December 13 - EC2
December 14
December 15 - Vanessa
December 16 - Pat
December 17 - Carine
December 18 - Volgadon
December 19
December 20
December 21 - EC2
December 22 - Boswellbaxter
December 23 - Carla
December 24
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat December 6th, 2008, 8:46 pm

Hey, I was just thinking, where's the holiday calendar!

Sign me up for December 22.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 6th, 2008, 8:55 pm

Last time when I signed up to do that I wasn't able to because of a certain storm that knocked out our power for 4 days and 5 nights, what a hellish experience. I think I'll pass, don't want to jinx myself LOL!

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Post by pat » Sun December 7th, 2008, 9:11 am

Can I take the 16th?
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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Post by Carine » Sun December 7th, 2008, 9:56 am

If it's alright with you guys I'd like to sign up for the 17th.

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Post by Carla » Sun December 7th, 2008, 1:33 pm

Can I have 23 December?
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun December 7th, 2008, 2:36 pm

I'll take the 11th.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed December 10th, 2008, 8:41 am

Giving this thread a bump!
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Post by EC2 » Wed December 10th, 2008, 1:16 pm

I'll have the 13th then.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 11th, 2008, 10:00 pm

Family Christmas traditions

Around our crazy, overfilled, ADHD household, remembering specific days has never come easily. But one that we do keep is Christmas Eve. We always go to a candlelight service, at whichever church in town that fits everybody’s schedule. Then we gather for a simple meal of soup and bread and a time of fun.

The game that is most hysterical for everyone is the gift-wrap competition. Everybody pairs off by drawing names. There is an assortment of regular boxes, and every team gets two. In turns, each team gets five minutes to wrap their box as nicely as they can, including ribbon, while the rest watch and comment on their progress.

The hilarious component here is that the dominant hand of each team member must remain in their back pocket. Cutting wrapping paper, folding it around the box, applying tape, must all be done in cooperation with your team member, whose main hand is also out of commision.

Each team gets a second try, after the first round is complete. Then we vote on the best results, with the stipulation that you must vote for one other than your own. The winners get my standard prize: movie-ticket vouchers. Then we each pick one of the wrapped boxes and open it. They contain small stocking-stuffer items.

Watching two random people try to tear tape from a roll one-handed is particularly side-splitting!

His name is Emmanuel, "God with us". Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Eid-al-Adha, Cheerful Kwanzaa, Sunny Solstice, and Delightful Diwali to you all.
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