Sunday, December 25, 2016

CHRISTMAS WISHES 2016



Thank you all for the Christmas wishes of the last few days.  We wish you all nothing but the best, hope you have a wonderful Christmas, have some great time with family and friends and of course, eat lots of wonderful food.

Speaking of, last night was Christmas Eve tamales, a tradition we have, and today we're doing a ham dinner with lots of sides.

Pics to follow!

Oh, and we do have a question we ask occasionally around the holidays:

When do you open presents?

Christmas Eve?
Christmas Morning?
Other?

23 comments:

Leigh said...

Wishing you both a very happy Christmas!

The food traditions are great fun, aren't they? We have pepperoni bread for our Christmas Eve, homemade doughnuts and Scotch eggs for Christmas breakfast, and this year our own brined pork roast for dinner.

We open presents Christmas morning! Just the two of us so we can get it done before critter chores. :)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! We open with my son and his family on Christmas Eve, my ten year old and I on Christmas morning and with my parents and siblings on Christmas day in the afternoon. Catherine in south MS

anne marie in philly said...

xmess morning. spouse and I just returned from our fave indian restaurant; NAMASTE!

Marcia said...

Merry Christmas from Maryland.

We open gifts on Christmas mornings most of the time. We have been known to do one or all the night before. Not this year though. Off to my youngest sister's home for dinner this evening.

Elephant's Child said...

A very happy Christmas to you.
My Christmas tradition is a huge bowl of fruit salad - often all I can face at the hottest time of the year. Presents are opened on Christmas morning.

Texas Rose said...

I love the vintage Christmas card!
Sounds like some really good food at your house.
As for gift-opening, when I was a kid we always opened gifts on Christmas Eve.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

never ever until xmas morning. have a wonderful xmas!!!

Practical Parsimony said...

Christmas morning! Today, was broccoli soup and preparing a meal for when friend comes tomorrow.

Gemmagirl said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved one. Christmas Eve we go to Church. This is followed by an Italian style "spuntino" consisting of breads, cold cuts, cheeses and a shrimp. Ring . The next morning it's freshly home made cinnamon buns, piping coffee while we open our gifts.

Colleen said...

Merry Christmas to you and 2nd man and to each and everyone.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day

Mum said...

Merry Christmas. We open presents on Christmas afternoon, after our Christmas meal and after the Queen's speech on TV.
xx

1st Man said...

Do you know I've never had a Scotch egg? I SO need to try that. And we LOVE pork roast (never thought of brining one though that is a great idea). Thanks for sharing!!!

1st Man said...

Now that's a nice way of spreading it all out, ha . Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Yum, Indian food, love it!!! Namaste back at ya!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks for sharing that, and hope you had a wonderful time.

1st Man said...

LOL, we forget how hot it is in other parts of the world. It's crazy to think of Santa and the reindeer in the heat, ha. I just think of Christmas as cold and snowing. Of course, we broke a record high here on Christmas Day (81!) so......... ;-P

1st Man said...

love the old cards, I used to have a great collection, but they were all stolen in an apartment breaking back in the 90's, ugh. Growing up, we were always Christmas Eve, 2nd Man was more Christmas morning, so we've kind of done both over the years.

1st Man said...

Never EVER? Not even a small one or two? LOL! Thank you for sharing! Merry xmas to you!

1st Man said...

Another vote for morning! Broccoli soup, yum!!!

1st Man said...

Wow, what a great tradition. Love that food. Cinnamon buns sound wonderful on Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing your traditions!!

1st Man said...

Thank you sweet Colleen!!! Wonderful day to you too!!

1st Man said...

Now that's neat that it's tied to the Queen's speech. I hope she is doing better, heard she and Prince Phillip were very sick. XO to you!!!

1st Man said...

Prince Philip, my apologies for the misspell! ;-)