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NAWWWWWWW! We ALL know better than that! LOL!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A 3-year-old gave this reaction to her Christmas dinner:
"I don't like the turkey, but I like the BREAD he ate!"
What did the reindeer say before launching into his comedy routine?This will sleigh you.
What do lions sing at Christmas?Jungle bells!
When is a boat like a pile of snow? When it's adrift.
What do you call the fear of getting stuck in a chimney? Santaclaustrophobia
How do snowmen get around? On their icicles.
What does Santa call reindeer that don't work? Dinner.
Some silly jokes.
1)How do you know Santa has to be a man? No woman is going to wear the same outfit year after year.
2) Semi-Annual after-Christmas Sale.
3) I kept Billie home because she had to go Christmas shopping because I don't know what size she wear.
4) Christmas tag-sale. Handmade gifts for that hard-to-find person.
5) Sterling silver Christmas charms to bring you good fortune. Potential choking hazard: do not use with food.
6) Curious Question: Why does rain drop, but snow fall?
7)Good King Wenceslas phoned for a pizza. The salesgirl asked him, 'Do you want your usual? Deep pan, crisp and even?'
8)Maria went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards.' What denomination?' asked the clerk. 'Oh! Good heavens! Have we come to this?' said Maria, 'Well give me 50 Methodist and 50 Church of England ones please.'
9)One Christmas, Joe and Peter built a skating rink in the middle of a field. A shepherd leading his flock decided to take a shortcut across the rink. The sheep, however, were afraid of the ice and wouldn't cross it. Desperate, the shepherd began tugging them to the other side.
'Look at that, 'remarked Peter to Joe, 'That guy is trying to pull the wool over our ice!'
And a few fun food facts.
Christmas Eating Around The World
Henry VIII was the first English king to enjoy turkey, although Edward VII made eating turkey fashionable at Christmas. Indeed turkey was a luxury right up until the 1950's when refrigerators became commonplace. However, traditions for countries around the globe vary enormously, the centrepiece can range from pork chops to curried goat.
Austria: By international standards, an Austrian Christmas is a modest affair, dinner might consist of braised carp served with gingerbread and beer sauce. Like many continentals, Austrians are saving themselves for the New Year celebrations.
Brazil: Christmas meal could be chicken, turkey, ham, rice, salad, pork, fresh and dried fruits, often with beer. Poorer people will just have chicken and rice.
Czech Republic: Tradition dictates that the tree is not lit before Christmas Eve when they have a big dinner of fish soup, salads, eggs and carp. Scarily, the number of people at the table must be even or it is believed the person without a partner will die next year.
France: Traditional Christmas food is a family meal with good meat and the best wine.
Finland: In the evening, a traditional Christmas dinner is probably eaten. The meal will include 'casseroles' containing liver, rutabaga [swede], carrot and potato, with cooked ham or turkey. Some families eat liver pate. Raw pickled slightly salted salmon, herrings and salad called 'rosolli'. Mushroom salad is also common.
Germany: The Germans tend to have a game feast on Christmas day, usually wild boar or venison.
Hungary: The meal could be fresh fish usually with rice or potatoes and homemade pastries as dessert.
Italy:: Italy probably has the longest Christmas lunch, it's not uncommon for the feast to last 5 hours. Most families will have about 8 courses including antipasti, a small portion of pasta, a roast meal, followed by 2 salads and 2 sweet puddings - then cheese fruit, brandy and chocolates.
Jamaica: Christmas dinner usually consists of rice, gungo peas, [pigeon peas] chicken, ox tail and curried goat.
Latvia: The special Latvian Christmas Day meal is cooked brown peas with bacon [pork)] sauce, small pies, cabbage and sausage.
Norway: The big festive feast takes place on Christmas Eve. Most people around the coastal regions eat fish; concoctions of cod and haddock and a variety called lutefisk. Inland they go for pork chops, specially prepared sausages and occasionally lamb.
Poland: The traditional Christmas Eve supper consists of 12 non-meat dishes, representing the months of the year and featuring fish such as pike, herring and carp. Other typical Polish dishes are fish soup, sauerkraut with wild mushrooms or peas and Polish dumplings with various fillings.
Sweden: Traditional Christmas Food is usually a smorgasbord of caviar, shellfish, cooked and raw fish and cheeses.
Ukraine: The people here prepare huge broths brimming with meat for Christmas Eve rather than Christmas Day.
Armenia: the traditional Christmas Eve meal consists of fried fish, lettuce, and spinach. The meal is traditionally eaten after the Christmas Eve service.
Portugal: the traditional Christmas meal [consoada] is eaten in the early hours of Christmas Day.
(Remind me to head straight for Italy at holiday time! YUMMMMM! Jamaica would be good, too. I LOVE oxtails & curried goat!)