What to do with the food that’s still in the fridge on Boxing Day? Too much of it these days tends to get thrown out after the gathering is over because it’s too much to get through before it goes off, and that’s a terrible waste.
Feel free to talk services, observances, decorations, rushing, shopping, gifts, surprises, feasting and family traditions heart-warming and otherwise. If anyone making other seasonal observances wants to join the thread, please do.
Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated throughout Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden, and is a very special marker in the lead-up to Christmas. It is traditionally celebrated by the young girls of the town walking in procession wearing white dresses with red sashes and carrying lighted candles. The eldest wears a crown of candles to represent the saint herself.
My 11 year old and I were discussing recently what we might give to his teacher for a Christmas/end of year gift this year. Mr M is a lovely young bloke and this has been his first year of full time teaching, so I figure he’s likely to enjoy getting individual gifts from the kids as much as, or even… Read more →
This is the yearly bonus open thread for Christmas chat, for Hoydens and Hoydenizens who are interested. Feel free to talk services, observances, decorations, gifts, surprises, feasting and family traditions heart-warming and otherwise. All observers of Christmas welcome if you want to chat, religious, non-religious, and observers in the sense of watching it without participating. Well, what did Stormtrooper Claus… Read more →
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments. Doctor Who: The End of Time – Part 2 – Exclusive Scene (video) – dunh dunh dunh! In rape cases, 'no' means 'no' to everyone except the British public | Nick Cohen | Comment is free… Read more →
Note: There will be a 100% Christmas-free Otterday Open Thread tomorrow. Please keep all the Christmas chat to here. This thread is for those who celebrate Christmas and/or don’t mind chatter about it. What are you up to? How’s the menu planning going, or what did you eat? Feel like a loot report (giving and/or receiving)? Got any photos? Having… Read more →
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There will probably still be the occasional post over the next few weeks, but I think we’re mostly either horrendously busy or already enjoying a holiday. There will definitely be, at the appropriate times, an open Dr Who (Ten’s Finale) Open Thread for those of you who catch up with it as soon as it’s broadcast in the UK, and an occasional Femmostroppo Reader.
[Left to right: Drew Barrymore, Tyra Banks, and Sara Ramirez.]
After airing those Douchebag oTY contestants, here are some mad props – to an unlikely sort of crowd, the commentariat at Spike TV.
We revisited the end of the Earth today.
The Lad (aged six) and I were reading Beowulf over lunch. Not my choice; the lad is drawn to it. He suddenly stopped me, starting to look upset.
via gigglesugar: The Twilight Before Christmas. (Click through for a larger version.)
Beppie is looking forward to meeting many of you on the weekend! Just a reminder for those who may have missed the the original post and the banner in the sidebar– a bunch of us Sydney Hoydenizens are heading to the Courthouse Hotel in Newtown this Sunday (December 7th) at 12 noon, having a bite to eat and getting squiffy!… Read more →
White American, and proud of it? Not sure what to put out in the yard this Christmas? Want to express your lurve for the Real American Family? The American Family Association has just the decoration for you. Let Your “Light” Shine For Christ This Christmas Season! Looking for an effective way to express your Christian faith this Christmas season to… Read more →