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Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #240 on: December 24, 2015, 04:25:16 PM »

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #241 on: December 24, 2015, 06:21:21 PM »
aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!

bad news. the oven part of my brand new electric range has just gone tits-up. >:(

good news. except for three pounds of sugar cookie dough, all the baking was completed. a month ago i decided to go with several 3 lb. boneless turkeys and a 5 lb. ham. they will cook just fine in several slow cookers i own. the stove top still functions which will make all the other heating and cooking possible. normally i make gravy from the turkey drippings. for whatever reason on my trip home today, i picked up several packages of turkey gravy at the store. before the oven quit! figure the odds.  8)

Griswold family christmas avoided.  ;D



Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #243 on: December 24, 2015, 06:41:22 PM »
aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!

bad news. the oven part of my brand new electric range has just gone tits-up. >:(

good news. except for three pounds of sugar cookie dough, all the baking was completed. a month ago i decided to go with several 3 lb. boneless turkeys and a 5 lb. ham. they will cook just fine in several slow cookers i own. the stove top still functions which will make all the other heating and cooking possible. normally i make gravy from the turkey drippings. for whatever reason on my trip home today, i picked up several packages of turkey gravy at the store. before the oven quit! figure the odds.  8)

Griswold family christmas avoided.  ;D

What a lousy break, Zen. Good thing you have alternative options and were ahead of the disaster.

I have a Flavor Wave Oven and won't be without one if I can help it. Very handy to have around.

http://www.as-seen-on-tv-compare.com/flavor-wave-oven-deluxe.php

I hope everything works out well and that you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #244 on: December 24, 2015, 07:08:28 PM »
What a lousy break, Zen. Good thing you have alternative options and were ahead of the disaster.

I have a Flavor Wave Oven and won't be without one if I can help it. Very handy to have around.

http://www.as-seen-on-tv-compare.com/flavor-wave-oven-deluxe.php

I hope everything works out well and that you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

eyup. as long as i have a fire and my cast iron cooking sets i can get it done! 8) then there is the mre supply in a pinch. ;)

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #245 on: December 24, 2015, 09:48:56 PM »

Thanks for posting this RGG, it jogged a few memories no doubt. Images and sounds from Divine's musical number on ice have haunted me for years and I couldn't recall where they came from.

And now we're only one day away:


Cheers, Northern!  Thanks for the Classic Ed clip! Waiting for Christmas always made me mental, too!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #246 on: December 24, 2015, 09:50:12 PM »
Merry Christmas everyone!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #247 on: December 25, 2015, 07:49:21 AM »
Merry Christmas everyone!

back atcha x2

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #248 on: December 25, 2015, 08:36:35 AM »
Merry Christmas all!
ps: K-dubb, hope your lefse turned out well. God Jul!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #249 on: December 25, 2015, 01:26:40 PM »
Merry Christmas all!
ps: K-dubb, hope your lefse turned out well. God Jul!

Riktig god jul til deg og dine også, albrecht!  Fortunately my aunt had a stack left over from a party last weekend so I have another year to perfect them, thank God.

I see the nisse has actually been at the julegrøt this year; may be time to put some traps out.



In return I expect him to keep the trolls away as that's part of the bargain.



Snowing lightly here, too!  Time to get out the strømper og lappesko.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #250 on: December 25, 2015, 04:26:47 PM »
best wishes

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #251 on: December 25, 2015, 11:17:13 PM »
Riktig god jul til deg og dine også, albrecht!  Fortunately my aunt had a stack left over from a party last weekend so I have another year to perfect them, thank God.

I see the nisse has actually been at the julegrøt this year; may be time to put some traps out.



In return I expect him to keep the trolls away as that's part of the bargain.



Snowing lightly here, too!  Time to get out the strømper og lappesko.
K_Dubb, there was a travesty here! I will say it here, but in keeping with tradition of Nordic-types, kept it internalized and boiling, not only no lutefisk (host this Christmas Eve said, even when I said I'd buy and prepare (not that anyone can maybe)- shockingly- too much smell and no one but you and some will eat it!!) but I also was shocked at a "children's service" we went too (no one wanted a traditional or late service) at another Lutheran church that bordered on "mega" and had..."big screens,' (at least no "rock music" service etc" ;)  ) when I complained later, my brother said "get with the program, kids need rock and big screens, be happy they went at all." Lefse, meatballs, etc were good. I drank a lot. Today all good, more meatballs, boiled potatoes, etc and more gifts, that I must say the kids like but overwhelming chaos. Lotsa Nisse gifts etc. And I got some good tools and fishing stuff stuff but, still, drinking some mismoas (!!- a newbie to our clan by marriage; not blood) wishing those happy kids, and me, and all, had traditional service, Communion....and should ate some lutefisk. At least a bite with lotsa melted butter and salt to let it get through the natural reflexive action... Merry Christmas, God Jul, to you and all. And to you all Good night!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #252 on: December 26, 2015, 12:56:07 AM »
Happy Boxing Day! December 26 is also St. Stephens Day. The Christmas Carol, Good King Wenceslas, is set on the day and the about a king who brings food to a poor family.

An interesting holiday:
http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml






Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #253 on: December 26, 2015, 12:57:40 AM »
Just a fun addition-


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #254 on: December 26, 2015, 08:50:48 PM »
K_Dubb, there was a travesty here! I will say it here, but in keeping with tradition of Nordic-types, kept it internalized and boiling, not only no lutefisk (host this Christmas Eve said, even when I said I'd buy and prepare (not that anyone can maybe)- shockingly- too much smell and no one but you and some will eat it!!) but I also was shocked at a "children's service" we went too (no one wanted a traditional or late service) at another Lutheran church that bordered on "mega" and had..."big screens,' (at least no "rock music" service etc" ;)  ) when I complained later, my brother said "get with the program, kids need rock and big screens, be happy they went at all." Lefse, meatballs, etc were good. I drank a lot. Today all good, more meatballs, boiled potatoes, etc and more gifts, that I must say the kids like but overwhelming chaos. Lotsa Nisse gifts etc. And I got some good tools and fishing stuff stuff but, still, drinking some mismoas (!!- a newbie to our clan by marriage; not blood) wishing those happy kids, and me, and all, had traditional service, Communion....and should ate some lutefisk. At least a bite with lotsa melted butter and salt to let it get through the natural reflexive action... Merry Christmas, God Jul, to you and all. And to you all Good night!

Oh I am so sorry!  Well, thank God for the meatballs, then.  We had kjøttkaker på lillejulaften.  Being the family traditionalist is a thankless and ultimately losing game -- like the song (which I did get to hear! always brings a tear) says, tider skal komme, tider skal henrulle, slekt skal følge slekters gang.

I think for conservative you can't beat the Finnish Lutherans.  Half their Christmas songs are still right out of Piae Cantiones.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #255 on: December 26, 2015, 08:58:28 PM »
Happy Boxing Day! December 26 is also St. Stephens Day. The Christmas Carol, Good King Wenceslas, is set on the day and the about a king who brings food to a poor family.

An interesting holiday:
http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/boxingday.shtml



Thanks for bringing up, Pye!  In much of Scandinavia St. Stephen's Day was traditionally the beginning of the serious Christmas partying, the preceding Advent being devoted to church-going.  Sweden has a whole repertory of Steffansvisor, Stephen-songs, sung by the star boys in their pointy hats, of which this one, though not the most popular, is probably my favorite:


Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #256 on: December 27, 2015, 12:04:46 AM »
Has anybody experienced a New Years celebration in Hawaii?  Looks like they take it pretty serious there.

 

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #257 on: December 27, 2015, 12:13:07 AM »
Arguably the most popular Norwegian Christmas song, used to open or close concerts, is Deilig er jorden, here in a Christmas concert at the palace in Oslo.

https://youtu.be/EpQ-4AxiRgw?t=3056

Beautiful (but also delicious!) is the world,
Noble is God's heaven,
Lovely is the soul's pilgrim's-way.
Throughout the fair kingdoms on earth
We go to paradise with song.

Times shall come, times shall pass,
Generation shall follow generation.
Never silenced, the tunes from heaven
In the soul's happy pilgim-song.

Angels sang it first to lonely shepherds,
Beauty from soul to soul this song:
Peace upon earth!  Mankind, rejoice!
Unto us an eternal savior is born.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #258 on: December 27, 2015, 01:01:44 PM »
Happy holidays! Wishing you all a healthy and prosperous New Year!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CyviFJ8zDs&feature=youtu.be&t=44s

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #259 on: December 27, 2015, 01:35:49 PM »
Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you K_Dubb for sharing more about St Stephen's Day and for the lovely music.

Rix Gin- Fireworks are a great tradition- Hawaii would be a beautiful place to ring in the new year.

And it's nice to have you join us here, HumanBeing....thanks for sharing....



 

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #260 on: December 27, 2015, 03:53:56 PM »
New Year's is up next although in some countries, like Russia, Christmas isn't until January 7th and their celebrations reflect both Christian and ancient Slavic beliefs.

Quote from: rbth.com
But in order to get a more accurate picture of the upcoming year, peasants –in defiance of a ban imposed by the church – resorted to fortunetelling. The longest night of the year seemed an appropriate time for that, since, according to Slavic beliefs, it is on that day that evil spirits were at their most active and willingly came into contact with people.

And although answers to the posed questions were expected to come from pucks, hobgoblins and house elves, the incantations were often addressed to Christ, the Holy Virgin and various saints.



Here's more about Russian Yuletide customs:
http://rbth.com/arts/2014/01/06/holiday_traditions_in_russia_spark_magic_32649.html

Here's another article you might find interesting: Predicting the future on Orthodox Christmas.
http://rbth.com/articles/2013/01/06/predicting_the_future_on_orthodox_christmas_21677.html



Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #261 on: December 27, 2015, 04:05:47 PM »

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #262 on: December 27, 2015, 05:38:33 PM »
Oh I am so sorry!  Well, thank God for the meatballs, then.  We had kjøttkaker på lillejulaften.  Being the family traditionalist is a thankless and ultimately losing game -- like the song (which I did get to hear! always brings a tear) says, tider skal komme, tider skal henrulle, slekt skal følge slekters gang.

I think for conservative you can't beat the Finnish Lutherans.  Half their Christmas songs are still right out of Piae Cantiones.
Oh it was still a great Christmas. I don't know if you or other BG's caught this "viral" vid.
1) I wonder why various vodkas and not akevitt?
2) what his New Years will be like!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #263 on: December 27, 2015, 08:44:27 PM »
A party must- Champagne, Sparking Wines, and Holiday Punch








Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #264 on: December 27, 2015, 09:24:56 PM »
For those who prefer a quiet night at home rather than parties, try a marathon on TV.



Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #265 on: December 28, 2015, 04:58:30 AM »
Silly thread this goose wontonly bee cooke at the till Mars 21!



Koo-koo ka-coo puffy!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #266 on: December 28, 2015, 07:43:38 AM »
Oh it was still a great Christmas. I don't know if you or other BG's caught this "viral" vid.
1) I wonder why various vodkas and not akevitt?
2) what his New Years will be like!


Hahaha I think it's pate

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #267 on: December 28, 2015, 08:01:03 AM »
A party must- Champagne, Sparking Wines, and Holiday Punch







Thanks Pye that rye punch sounds really good!

I've always wanted to try to make an adult version of that punch I remember from birthday parties when I was a kid, the one with juice, soda and a big block of sherbet floating in it.  That bubbly, creamy texture is just so damn festive.

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #268 on: December 28, 2015, 08:12:07 AM »
Heya, _budd!

Happy Roman Catholic New Year foolish day or sumtheen!



Not Sure, but SatanSanta tole me a Yule log, big ole log that while kept flame/fires '...a burnin'...' whatevs dat mints.

I undressed, dammint.  Whaddya canoe 'bout this hear partee and repertoire? 

Samassmee, nuthin'.

It's ovah, thas de dowager.  Lick 'em 'n heh...

Sawry bahss!

ediot: Finally, I wrest kathtroll... bwahuh?

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Yew birch!

Re: Winter Holiday Thread
« Reply #269 on: December 28, 2015, 08:54:58 AM »
¡Hola Pâté! Murray curse mush & bun année gray mare!

Ediot: that took me like 20 minutes; I don't know how you do it.