What is your least favorite holiday side dish? (for any holiday)
It’s not really a side dish but I have never understood why people like pork crackling. I like pork but I always leave the fat on the plate.
What is the ugliest or most tasteless decoration you’ve ever seen?
Just recently Naomi and I were in a Target store in Launceston. All the store decorations were dull colours. I suppose they were meant to be silver and gold but they just looked like grey and beige. There was no sparkle and it was all very monochrome. We thought that was the ugliest Christmas decor we had ever seen.
What is a cherished or unusual (either or both) family tradition from your childhood? (this is the recycled Evil Squirrel question that got bungled by moi, and sounded like a packaging question. My bad).
When I was a child, we used to find silver coins in the Christmas Pudding. Not a unique family tradition, many families did it but I do remember the excitement of finding sixpence in your pudding. Today’s coins are not suitable to cook inside a pudding. You can buy silver charms but they are rather expensive so it’s a tradition that has fallen by the wayside unfortunately.
You’re walking down the street, feeling great — what holiday song would be playing in the background? (aw, play along. I realize some of you prefer a very silent night. It is an option to pass on this question too. No offense will be taken).
I really enjoy hearing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah” at this time of year.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)
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Christmas Day was also our mum’s birthday. She often used to tell us the story of how her mother was cooking goose for the family Christmas dinner when she went into labour. I’m not sure whether she finished it or someone else had to take over. It was a home birth and naturally the baby was named Carol. I can also tell you that Christmas Day 1921 was a Sunday. If mum was still with us, she’d be 100 years old.