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Christmas traditions by kazzzz on 8 December 2009 11:27pm
 
OK well we all do stuff like eat turkey, eat too much, read bad jokes out of christmas crackers that never work properly etc, but do your family and friends have any odd traditions that noone else would really have? We do!

Every Christmas Day I make my father (who's 70) wear a Wallace and Gromit t shirt, with matching sox and I also put about 50 badges all over him. We kill ourselves laughing while Mum gets annoyed ;). This year I have a Gromit hat for him :) Aren't I nice?
 
Re: Christmas traditions by johnnythemonkey on 9 December 2009 2:08am
 
You are a disgrace of a daughter. For those of you who don't know it, her father is actually 91 and is demented and has had a phobia about badges ever since his Boy Scout days.
 
Re: Christmas traditions by kazzzz on 9 December 2009 7:49am
 
Yes and of my siblings l'm the nice one.
 
Re: Christmas traditions by peripatetically on 9 December 2009 1:08pm
 
Awww, it's great that he goes along with the fun. He's my kind of guy. Photo for me this year, please!!!!!


 
Re: Christmas traditions by Loretto on 9 December 2009 5:17pm
 
The American family I am married into never used Christmas crackers and whats even worse they never wore the colorful paper crowns either! The first year I produced them my father in law said "What the hell is this sh....t?" Now 15 years later they all do battle for their favorite colored crown. And the jokes have to be read out loud of course!!!
 
Re: Christmas traditions by peripatetically on 9 December 2009 6:07pm
 
Yeah, it's basically a British tradition, not American. But some families carry on the tradition, especially if they have British roots. Actually, I see crackers during New Year's parties more than at Christmas time.
 
Re: Christmas traditions by Nestorp on 9 December 2009 6:33pm
 
Sorry, I did ask it in another chat link: what the Hell are those crackers anyway??? :-)
 
Re: Christmas traditions by Loretto on 9 December 2009 7:48pm
 
Well Nestrop They are little things that when you pull them apart the make a bang and inside is a small toy or puzzle, a tongue twister or joke, and a paper crown.
 
Re: Christmas traditions by Nestorp on 9 December 2009 10:09pm
 
Can I have a pic of it? Can it be ordered from abroad?
 
Re: Christmas traditions by kazzzz on 9 December 2009 10:15pm
 
http://www.adamsmithcollege.ac.uk/relations/public/pressreleases/images/20051214/01/xmasdinner01.jpg

THERE ya go and THAT"S what you do with them!! :)
 
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