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Pies, Port and Chinese Food

We all have our little Christmas traditions unique to our own friends and families, which make each of our Christmas’s personal and special. Silly conversations around the office made me smile a bit, so I thought I’d thought I’d pull them all together here. Some are culinary master pieces, others are unusual rituals, all are why this time of year is, as the song says, most wonderful.

  • Leah and her friends all get together a few weeks before Christmas for dinner and drinks. There’s always the same thing on the menu – Christmas dinner pie! It’s quite self explanatory, but I think it sounds amazing – Pigs in blankets, Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, and all the veggies all packed in a pastry parcel of deliciousness! This is definitely an idea I am going to steal!

We all have our little Christmas traditions unique to our own friends and families, which make each of our Christmas’s personal and special.

  • Chris and his friends have a festive port and cheese party. Everyone must bring a cheese – the more unusual and undiscovered the better. The result is a cheese board of twenty different cheeses – indulgent and delicious – all washed down with far too much port. You also always get the annual joker who turns up with cheese triangles and processed slices.
  • Lauren and her family always have Chinese food for breakfast on Christmas day. Chinese food for breakfast? On Christmas day? Yes, I thought this was weird as well.
  • Chrisoula is Greek and Christmas day is also her name day. This means that all her family and friends will come and see her on Christmas day with gifts. Traditionally visitors arrive unannounced, so Chrisoula says you have to make sure you look pretty and have lots of delicious sweets in the house!
  • Me and my lot have ‘The Ceremonious Passing of the Spoon’ where the most successful family member of that year is presented with a silver spoon before dinner. It’s all very tongue in cheek and usually results in humiliating one family member much to the rest of our enjoyment

What are your family Christmas traditions? Whatever they are, I hope this year is truly marvellous and you get what you really wish for.

Merry Christmas!

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