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Christmas Eve Eve, Eve, and Day Traditon

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  • Troutman
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    JCGrill been a long while since I’ve had Northern. Used to love to fish for those and muskies in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Seems like a life time ago.

  • JCGrill
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    Christmas ham is a great gift. One of my old employers gave one to every employee.

    Troutman eat pickled herring? Heck, I make it. Although I use Northern pike, it's a lot firmer.

  • Reds Fan 5
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    Old Glory, I married into an Italian family. My wife carries on the tradition. Her grandparents came to the US in the early 1900s. Our Christmas dinner is homemade ravioli made with her grandfathers nearly 80 year old pasta machine and a ravioli wheel he made from some scrap metal. We will serve with sauce and homemade meatballs.

  • ecowper
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    One side of fam is Jewish, other side is not. We do both, which makes it fun, although a LOT of cooking in December. The great thing is that they all prefer when I smoke brisket to braising in the oven.

  • Old Glory
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    My step-father is Jewish so when we were kids he lit the Menorah during Hanuka and recited the prayers. Being Catholic it was different and I always thought the candles were a cool tradition/ceremony. He adopted Christmas in a huge way. He loved it and spoiled the grand kids rotten.

  • RonB
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    I almost forgot. My wife and her best friend were both pregnant with their first at the same time. My wife's friend decided to have a party Christmas Eve the first year after they were born. Our Son was four months old and her son was two months old. This will be the first Christmas without the party at her house in 38 years...

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  • RonB
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    I had a Jewish friend in elementary school. I was jealous that he got presents for 8 days during Hanukkah.

  • Troutman
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    Geese I didn’t know anyone else ate pickled herring. My Danish grandmother used to serve that, I actually liked the stuff.

  • Troutman
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    You were lucky and those were the days

  • shify
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    Christmas Day was the stereotypical Jewish Christmas. Mid-afternoon movie and Chinese food for dinner. Don’t recall anything particular about Christmas Eve outside of a few years going to my sisters friends Christmas Eve dinner where I gorged on ham and egg nog.

    tomorrow we’ll be having a faux steakhouse dinner (oysters, shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, ribeye, jalapeno mashed potatoes and creamed spinach) and will follow that up on Christmas with Chinese food. Might do Christmas tree pancakes for the kids in the am.

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  • marshall
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    Nothing near traditional in my parts(Indiana), but sounds absolutely amazing!

  • ecowper
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    Once all the family stuff is done and it is just my wife and I waiting for Santa Claus, it’s all about single malt for me and champagne for her

  • ecowper
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    On the 23rd, we order pizza and wrap presents. On the 24th we go to my father-in-law’s and have a traditional turkey dinner, all the adults give presents to their nieces/nephews, and we do a secret Santa gift exchange for the adults. On Christmas Day, we open presents while drinking Christmas Coffee (ie coffee with something adult in it), then have a huge brunch about 10:30-11:00 AM (me, my wife, our kids, their SO’s). Then I cook a prime rib with all the fixings and the whole family comes to my house for dinner ..... Grandpa (my FIL)d, his 3 kids, their spouses, the 7 grandkids, their SO’s (3 have wife or GF)

    This year will be a much abbreviated version of that, sadly

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  • TripleB
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    I remember going to a Passover Seder dinner in my 20’s. It was a lot of fun. I studied up on it so I knew what was going on. Good times and great memories.

  • TripleB
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    We never had a true Christmas Eve tradition. And Christmas dinner was always Turkey until the kids took over and then every year it would vary. Rib roasts, lobster, pork roasts, fish, etc. every year was different.

    BUT Christmas morning breakfast was always the same and I carry it on with my family. We had “Dad’s Breakfast”. Bacon, eggs (over med.) and cooked in the bacon fat, homemade toast and white rice (with butter and Beau Monde seasoning). It was an excruciating time for the kids because they could not open, let alone see the presents until breakfast was done. My kids, who are adults now, say they love this tradition now.

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