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Title: Getting to know you question # 10
Post by: ddog27 on November 17, 2006, 08:11:43 am
Another holiday season question.

What family traditions do you have for the holidays?




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Post by: Mike (AZBarbeque) on November 17, 2006, 08:18:05 am
Great Food, Great Football & Great Memories.....

Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 10
Post by: ddog27 on November 17, 2006, 08:26:36 am
We always open up one gift on Christmas eve. It is always the same thing, new Christmas pajamas for the whole family. It is fun. Last year mine said "Bah Humbug". Nice!! ;D   
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Post by: capt ron on November 20, 2006, 05:45:14 pm
We get together at one family members house, give thanks, take a moment to remember those in the family who cannot join us or has left us & is only with us in spirit and pray for all people in the world...
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Post by: smitty250 on September 02, 2009, 10:17:53 am
My side of the family gets together every Thanksgiving. We eat our faces off, drink uncontrollably, watch football, and then we drink some more by my parents firepit and make fun each other until someone cries . I guess a typical American family.  :)
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Post by: Jethro on September 02, 2009, 06:07:37 pm
Turkey and watching the Lions getting there ass kicked on Thanksgiving. Enchiladas for Christmas dinner.
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Post by: gooose53 on September 02, 2009, 06:54:32 pm
We always do a family breakfest at Christmas
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Post by: RobOConnell on September 02, 2009, 09:22:26 pm
Cooking
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Post by: ddog27 on September 03, 2009, 06:37:38 am
Turkey and watching the Lions getting there ass kicked on Thanksgiving. Enchiladas for Christmas dinner.

I like the mexican food for Christmas idea! I get tired of eating so much turkey during the holidays!
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Post by: SmokinFatboy on September 03, 2009, 12:19:29 pm
I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner at my house for that past 18 years or so. It's an all out food fest. That is my favoriate holiday, food, family, food, friends, food and did i mention food?
i usually do three stuffings, one regular, one chorizo, one oyster and clam
Artichoke salad, heavenly mashed taters, sweet potatoes, several squash dishes, home made rolls, a turkey and usually a pork loin.
#G%EV@$ccfqewr , Sorry keyboard got all wet. Come on November
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Post by: Mike (AZBarbeque) on September 03, 2009, 02:23:38 pm
You forgot FOOTBALL... Thanksgiving without Football just isn't Thanksgiving..  ;)
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Post by: RudedoggAZ on September 03, 2009, 02:50:30 pm
Thanksgiving without Football is Un-American - Thanks for listening...
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Post by: azkitch on September 09, 2009, 08:04:36 pm
SOS. I think our family tradition is everybody pleading with my wife for all of us to open 1 gift on Christmas Eve, and her trying to say we don't. One year, Rob (Bald since 20) picked a present, and Cyndi asked him 5X if he was sure that was the one he wanted to open. He opened it to find a can of hair spray. We got him that cuz we couldn't find scalp polish...He went on and on about how he got gypped!

:D
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Post by: RobOConnell on September 09, 2009, 08:27:58 pm
SOS. I think our family tradition is everybody pleading with my wife for all of us to open 1 gift on Christmas Eve, and her trying to say we don't. One year, Rob picked a present, and Cyndi asked him 5X if he was sure that was the one he wanted to open. He opened it to find a can of hair spray. We got him that cuz we couldn't find scalp polish...He went on and on about how he got gypped!

:D

Beats the lump of coal my father gave my daughter one year.
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 10
Post by: Mark on September 10, 2009, 05:44:21 am
My family tradition is eating linguica and eggs on Christmas morning. You slice it into rings, fry it in a skillet, scramble in the eggs and serve it packed in like a bollilo roll. Haven't missed that tradition in five decades and now my son insists on it.

(By the way, linguica is pronounced lin-gwee-saw. That last c is a sedilla...that funny c with a dangling "tail". It is pronounced like an s. That's why Sprout's just spells it "linguisa." (Their linguica is okay, but not smoked as is tradition.)
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Post by: cowgirl on September 13, 2009, 12:51:04 pm
Thanksgiving is right in the middle of deer season. My house is the deer camp .... Between hunting and cooking for a crowd of friends all week, I cook a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday too.
 It's amazing how much food and drink we go through in a week!!
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Post by: PaPa's Pulled Pork on September 21, 2009, 08:44:56 pm
Xmas Eve at the Inlaws
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Post by: TiaraFaith on October 20, 2009, 04:56:19 pm
Just spending good family time together before the screaming and yelling starts!
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Post by: azkitch on October 22, 2009, 12:16:12 pm
Just spending good family time together before the screaming and yelling starts!

Shhh! They don't need to know what goes on that they don't see!!
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Post by: azkitch on October 22, 2009, 12:19:37 pm
My family tradition is eating linguica and eggs on Christmas morning. You slice it into rings, fry it in a skillet, scramble in the eggs and serve it packed in like a bollilo roll. Haven't missed that tradition in five decades and now my son insists on it.

(By the way, linguica is pronounced lin-gwee-saw. That last c is a sedilla...that funny c with a dangling "tail". It is pronounced like an s. That's why Sprout's just spells it "linguisa." (Their linguica is okay, but not smoked as is tradition.)
That' ok, though. We can fix that!! Will that be apple or citrus?
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Post by: Lowbelly on October 30, 2009, 06:38:28 am
Place a bowl of birdseed on the roof at Christmas for the reindeer.
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Post by: HarleyE on November 17, 2009, 07:17:20 pm
Cooking and eating lots of food my parents cook up for the occassion.
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Post by: Henry Silvestre on December 04, 2009, 04:13:33 pm
 Not one in particular
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Post by: Mrs. Weaponeer on December 04, 2009, 07:34:31 pm
Spend Christmas Eve with Family, dinner, movie& then  opening gifts. Christmas Day = Mimosas & dinner at Mom's
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Post by: Gizzy's Smokin Crew on December 05, 2009, 05:58:10 am
Spend with family
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Post by: O-Bear on December 29, 2009, 04:40:58 pm
We celebrate Polska~Dane on December 21st. It is a traditional gift giving day of the Christmas season, as Christmas day itself is a day of rest and of family. In America, we modified the gift-giving aspect and made it a day of traditional foods and feasting - instilling a remembrance of who we are and where we come from. On Christmas Eve, we have the Wigilia, or Christmas Eve Dinner, which is a celebrated occasion and arouses deep feelings of kinship among family members. Then on Christmas day, it's a whole hog gift sharing time....American style!
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Post by: Buzzards Circle N on January 09, 2010, 12:27:10 pm
Well we generally visit one of our parents houses and do the normal!
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Post by: HOPHEAD on January 22, 2010, 10:03:54 am
Eating way too much and getting together with family. Oh yeah there is that gag gift party every year.
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Post by: Uncle Biffer on January 28, 2010, 10:57:17 pm
Prime Rib for New Year's Day
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Post by: Old_Sarge on March 08, 2010, 11:23:42 am
Conspicuous consumption and depletion of our savings account. That and lighting candles for absent companions & loved ones.
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Post by: kckid5az on March 16, 2010, 08:30:12 am
Smoked Prime Rib on X-mas day.
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Post by: Grey Beard on March 22, 2010, 07:29:20 pm
Junk food on Xmas morning so know one has to cook. We broke this tradition last year and did a ham dinner. Maybe it's the start of a new tradition...
Title: Re: Getting to know you question # 10
Post by: SoEzzy on March 26, 2010, 12:13:29 pm
Lots of them dependent on which holiday of course!

Everything from First footing on January 1st to allowing the servants a day off, (the only one in the year on St Stephans) 26th December! ???
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Post by: BBQ steve on April 11, 2010, 08:03:48 pm
Eating
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Post by: TallPaul on April 12, 2010, 05:25:48 pm
Go Hunting....
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Post by: scotty on April 25, 2010, 03:54:03 pm
Another holiday season question.

What family traditions do you have for the holidays?

Hot food & cold drinks



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Post by: smokin bill on May 01, 2010, 04:39:12 pm
The biggest holiday we celebrate in our family is thanksgiving and everyone comes to my house and I get the pleasure of smoking a turkey and making from scratch all the fixings including rolls
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Post by: Corvidae on May 08, 2010, 08:13:36 am
I never have the "traditional" meal for holidays.  No turkey for Thanksgiving, ham for Christmas, etc.  I always grill something such as steak or prime rib.
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Post by: gentleman jack on June 27, 2010, 04:03:05 pm
being a life long foodie i have absolutely no idea of what people do for holidays except work a ton.
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Post by: Desert Dweller on July 07, 2010, 12:22:21 pm
Lost all family Traditions when I lost the family.  Kinda get bummed by the Holidays now.  My dog and I will celerate the holidays this year...
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Post by: graves83 on August 11, 2010, 08:44:30 am
Turkey for Thanksgiving & Ham for Christmas
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Post by: AZEZPawn on September 09, 2010, 04:37:14 pm
Tucson for Thanksgiving,  Denny's for Christmas.  (yes the restaurant)
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Post by: occs on September 19, 2010, 01:41:30 pm
Wifes Ultimatum: anything goes but Christmas eave is at my house
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Post by: Slow Fu on October 27, 2010, 06:22:11 pm
Bailey's Irish Cream coffee and the tree hunt and cutting...Go Irish!!!
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Post by: bucaguy on December 02, 2010, 12:39:07 am
Eat, Drink, Sleep,  Repeat
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Post by: Elwood on December 02, 2010, 04:23:35 am
Nothing special I usually cook the turkey and my uncle Dan carves it and my Niece says grace that's about the only constant besides going and paying my wife's tree a visit on Christmas due to the fact she passed away!
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Post by: ddt357 on December 07, 2010, 11:48:41 am
I don't have any family here in AZ so I spend time with some the neighbors.  The last two Thanksgivings I smoked a turkey and everyone raved about it.  That's about it for me.
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Post by: Atlas on January 07, 2011, 05:34:44 pm
I have cooked the Thanksgiving Turkey outdoors almost every year we've been married.  This year was our first year smoking it, and we decided to do that for Christmes as well.
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Post by: smokeacholic on February 01, 2011, 07:04:56 pm
Have red raspberries on toast for breakfast on Christmas morning.
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Post by: smoque shack on February 02, 2011, 12:21:44 pm
tree up after thanksgiving, tree at my moms house, x-mas breakfast [big]
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Post by: Harpo on February 02, 2011, 01:34:32 pm
I start in the morning with Amaretto in my coffee until about noon then switch over to coke and Amaretto until I run out. Been doing that for about 30 years.
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Post by: richoso12 on February 20, 2011, 03:44:09 pm
Making tamales, and breaking scales. In that order.
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Post by: Homerfeltheim on April 20, 2011, 04:39:24 pm
At halloween my brother and I set up a very simple haunted house and scare kids (older kids not little children) >:D
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Post by: BOWNELK on June 24, 2011, 06:04:17 am
We travel to Ca for a big family Christmas.
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Post by: Tom72 on July 06, 2011, 06:27:46 am
Not decorating!  Sometimes I'll make turkey for Thanksgiving and a prime rib occasionally for Christmas, but that's about it.  Football is probably the only consistent tradition for me, unless they blow it this year  :'(
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Post by: G Cue on September 22, 2011, 09:16:18 pm
We celebrate Christmas.  The family goes to church Christmas Eve...then we try to get to sleep before Santa comes.  Christmas Day is reserved for our family...no friends over...just hang around the house and eat and drink whatever. 
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Post by: GOODolBOY on October 29, 2011, 07:42:35 pm
Toiletries in the stockings. Parents did it for me. Now i do it for my kids.
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Post by: gregac on November 08, 2011, 04:14:50 pm
T-bone Steaks.... T-Bone Steaks.... Turkey made up every which way imaginable.. and of course at least one trip up north for snow...
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Post by: frisco on September 27, 2012, 08:26:39 pm
Visit with as many family members as possible. Make a special effort to see the ones that haven't seen recently. Something I have learned from the woman in my life. I have learned to embrace the tradition.
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Post by: MarkSaunders on July 08, 2014, 08:16:35 pm
I put up an electric train under the tree and run it Christmas morning.
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Post by: Maverickjct on August 06, 2014, 10:08:21 am
Presents don't go under the tree until all the kids are in bed Christmas Eve night. Family Christmas Eve dinner of Beef Tenderloin, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus.
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Post by: Stuck-O on January 25, 2018, 10:10:41 am
My family always does a southwest theme potluck on christmas eve. Hopefully this next year when the little guy is holder (and sits still), i'll start either reading the christmas carol or play it on old 45's.
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Post by: Big Knucks on March 17, 2019, 10:27:01 pm
Thanksgiving cookouts. We like to camp over Thanksgiving (Gotta love Az winters), Nothing quite like smoked Turkey and Ham plus all the fixings outside, in the middle of nowhere.
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Post by: desertqbbq on February 11, 2020, 12:19:04 pm
Our extended family has gotten together every Christmas Eve since I was a kid. Now... Our Christmas Eve party has started to move to the Saturday before Christmas, but we always come together and celebrate. I still love that.