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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by ellenpc on 27 November 2002 11:43am
 
Well a girl can dream can't she????????

Love Christchurch :-}.

Adore New Zealand :-}}

HATE Summer Christmases!! :-{
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by ellenpc on 27 November 2002 12:42pm
 
Just out of interest (and before Dianne disowns me :-}); how are you all spending your Christmases and what is Christmas like in the USA, Spain, Canada, Russia etc, etc.??

I'd love to know and exchange festive reminicences, especially if there's some travel involved .

(and I promise not to whinge........:-})

Ellen x
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Layla on 27 November 2002 1:39pm
 
I'm going home to Ireland this Christmas so it will be extra special for me as I haven't seen my family for a while...I'll spend Christmas day at home with my family playing with my sister ( who is 11 today) and her presents and our pets, and having a delicious traditional Christmas dinner as my parents are great cooks! ( jeez this sounds very cheezy doesn't it?) After that all my aunties and uncles have parties almost daily till the 1st January. ( this is possible cause my mam comes from a typical Irish family and has 10 siblings!) It'll be great, my college friends are organising a get together too - and we'll exchange our kris kindle presents. Spare evenings will be spent watching Christmas specials and films. Oh I can hardly wait. Hopefully it will snow - it did last year but normally it doesn't.
It must be so strange it being summer at Christmas - actually it's only strange to people who don't have summer at Christmas but anyway..!
One more thing that's good about Christmas is is that my friends new American boyfriend is coming over and he LOVES Monty Python so I'll be able to have great conversations with him....

(ps. I have been to London - about 6 times.
Still size 6 shoe but have to wear 2 pairs of socks with my boots!!!)
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Helen on 27 November 2002 7:10pm
 
It's snowing like NUTS right now in Connecticut. Beautifu!l It's white everywhere, but the roads are icy. Stayed home from work.
USA christmas is as follows----
1. Stick evergreen tree in a metal stand and hang colored lights on it. Delete this step if you own a siamese cat... for obvious reasons.
2. Wait for a fat guy in red suit to barrel ass down your chimney with lots of stuff. Hope he doesn't set off the alarm system.
3. Sabotage any diet plans with the abundance of egg nog, pastry, fruitcake, pie, cookies, chocolate, etc. Be in denial about weight gain. But who cares! It's Christmas... there's ALWAYS Weight Watchers...
4. Watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' about 50 times. I never get tired of this movie, but my husband has grown quite weary of it.
... and hang out with lots of people you love and get lots of time off from work.
Christmas is way cool!
Helen
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Rusted on 28 November 2002 12:05am
 
Helen,

LOL! Great description of the USA Christmas there. ;O) My USA Christmas is slightly different...heh...

First off, like in Connecticut, we get lots of snow in Wisconsin. It actually hasn't snowed too much as of yet, but it'll come...and when it comes...IT COMES.

The only traveling I do during Christmas is to grandmother's on Christmas Eve, but it's nice to spend time at home with the family and with my close friends. This year my friends and I might actually celebrate the holiday at the new apartment that two of them share, which would be neat. Otherwise it's my hosue - I'm always the one who goes all out for Halloween and Christmas parties!

One really important thing I like to do on Christmas Eve night is to just stand outside by myself for a bit and enjoy the peace and the beautiful stars and the sparkling snow. Veeeeeeeeery restful after the stress-filled holiday rush!

~Mary
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by nottlob on 28 November 2002 1:36am
 
Have you ever seen snow ellenpc? It usually starts snowing in...January in Vancouver Canada, BC. The it stops about 3 months? I don't know, January's usually slush and then the good stuff comes in Febuary. It used to come earlier because of El Linio or something I THINK but, I...I'm going to stop talking now...
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Rusted on 28 November 2002 7:35am
 
"El Linio"?

Do you mean "El Nino"???

;O)

~Mary
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by nottlob on 29 November 2002 1:42am
 
Yeah I did, sorry :S heh heh
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by ellenpc on 29 November 2002 4:00am
 
All sounds really good so far :-} especially the snow!! "Sigh"

Helen, our cats knock the shiny balls off our tree and proceed to play soccer with them all around the lounge and conservatory, usually in the middle of the night!! In fact our grey tabby "Doozy" has a pretty good left paw; I think he's been watching David Beckham on the quiet!

Yes I have seen snow nottlob.:-} We get a little here in Christchurch usually in June, if at all.

Before I came to Nz in 1982 we had quite deep snow in Dec/Jan most years in England. On our last Christmas (we knew we would be emmigrating the following sept ) It started snowing quite heavily the evening of the 23rd Dec and lasted for a month on the ground. My brother and I spent Christmas Eve tobboganning down our local hill, it was brilliant fun.:-}

"Ahh".........Happy Days :-}

My 4 yr old Daughter wants to say "Hello" today, she's sitting om my knee at the moment.....

i aam emily xx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Re: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by nottlob on 29 November 2002 5:41am
 
You already have your tree up! Wow. Do you have a real tree or a plastic one? Lol. So how come you moved from England to NZ? Has your daughter ever seen snow?
 
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