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Sharing My World 2015 Week 51 Holiday Edition

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World series.

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What is your favourite holiday?
Christmas, I guess. There are only two, really. Christmas and Easter. Unless you count Bank Holidays, and they’re just days off work.

What types of food is associated with your holiday?
The traditional turkey and trimmings. I always buy some nice cheese and meat. And there’s always lots of chocolate of course. If you get through Christmas without putting on at least 10lbs it’s not really Christmas, is it?

I found this year that I have made a “terrible miscalculation”. After wrapping everything, I find that I “accidentally” bought far too many boxes of chocolates and chocolate biscuits.

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What a mistake to make. I guess I’ll just have to suck it up and eat them all myself. Bwahahaha nom nom nom.

Do you travel for your holiday?
I’m off to my parents’ later today and then to my brother’s. They all live in town about 2 miles apart, and about 10 miles from me.

Is it a religious or spiritual holiday?
Religious, I guess. The early Christian Church decided it needed a day to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Since nobody knows quite when He was born, the Church chose the feast of Saturnalia in what is now called “December”, hoping, I guess, that the pagans would gradually come across to Christianity since they were having a bit of a knees up around that time anyway.

Is there a gift exchange?
Oh yes indeedy πŸ™‚

How long does the celebration last?
For me, a day or so. For the shops, from just after Halloween (so early November) until around mid-January. At that point the shops switch to Easter-mode and start filling the shelves with Easter bunnies.

 

Merry Christmas everybody πŸ™‚

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  1. December 25, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. December 25, 2016 at 8:34 am

    What, the shops don’t do Valentine’s Day over there? That’s one of the Big Five retail holidays. The bunnies can’t go out until all of the chocolate and candy hearts are off the shelves in mid February…

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:51 am

      Oh yeah, I forgot about Valentine’s Day. The shops would die a death if they had to wait all the way from Christmas to Easter without being able to sell “special things”.

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  3. December 25, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Merry Christmas, Ali! Poor you having to eat all those chocolates. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

      It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it. Might as well be me! Hope you had a a great day!

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  4. December 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

    May you receive the gifts of peace and love. Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

      And to you and your family πŸ™‚

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  5. December 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Merry Christmas!
    Ferrero Rocher is the best miscalculation πŸ˜›

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Yeah, and look at the size of it too πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

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  6. December 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Merry Christmas!πŸŽ„

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

      And to you and your family! How did you get a little Christmas tree to appear in your comment? Cute πŸ™‚

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  7. December 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Too many biscuits..oh the horror! lol
    Merry Christmas!

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    • December 26, 2016 at 6:57 am

      How will I cope? Guess I’ll just tuck in πŸ™‚
      Merry Christmas!

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  8. December 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing. πŸ˜€ See you next week. πŸ˜€

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  9. December 25, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    It doesn’t sound much different on your side of the pond than on ours. I’m sorry I can’t help you out with your excess chocolate. DRAT!

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    • December 26, 2016 at 7:00 am

      Guess I’ll just have to eat it all myself then πŸ™‚

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  10. December 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    I’d be more than happy to take the chocolate and biscuits off your hands πŸ˜€ Hope you had a wonderful holiday! πŸ™‚

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    • December 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

      It’s amazing how many helpful people are offering to assist me with my biscuit/chocolate “problem” πŸ™‚
      I had a lovely day, thanks. Hope you did too!

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  11. December 26, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Merry Christmas!

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  12. Adam Ickes
    December 26, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Merry Christmas! Wish I could say I gained 10 pounds this year but I caught a stomach bug on Christmas Eve and spent 80%+ of Christmas in bed feeling miserable. My “feast” consisted of about 5 crackers and a few sips of Gatorade.

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    • December 26, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Oh no. If there’s ever a time of year you don’t want that happening, it’s Christmas 😦 You’re probably the only person who actually lost weight.
      I hope you’re feeling better now.

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      • Adam Ickes
        December 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm

        Yeah, it was a pretty rough Christmas for me. Feeling mostly better now though. I can at least eat again so that’s a plus. Another day or two and I’ll hopefully be back to normal. Until then I’m afraid you’re on your own with the chocolates.

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      • December 27, 2016 at 7:26 am

        I’ll eat one on your behalf πŸ™‚

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      • Adam Ickes
        December 27, 2016 at 11:39 am

        You’re a hero among men, my friend. Taking that kind of bullet for me. You deserve a medal!

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      • December 28, 2016 at 10:19 am

        πŸ™‚

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  13. December 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks for the laugh.

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  14. December 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I don’t think the knees up tradition’s ever changed. It comes with having an excess of sugar in the bloodstream after munching through the mounds of chocolate we ‘accidentally’ bought. Enjoy it while you can! A good knees up does everyone the world of good. A belated Merry Christmas, Ali. πŸ™‚

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    • December 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I’ve got enough there to keep me going for weeks! Well, days.
      Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves πŸ™‚

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  15. December 26, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Hope you had a Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚ Did you give that Ferrero away? πŸ˜‰

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    • December 27, 2016 at 7:33 am

      I did, hope you did too!
      I’m saving the massive Ferrero until I get the urge to scoff loads of chocolate πŸ™‚

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  16. Lyn
    December 26, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    LOL just don’t eat all the chocs and biscuits in one sitting πŸ™‚ Went to my youngest daughter’s place yesterday for second Christmas. My five grandchildren (ages 2-15) were upset because Daddy forgot to make Yorkshire Pudding and stuffing. The fact that he cooked enough roast veg to feed an army, along with pork, lamb, turkey, plus greens AND mashed potatoes wasn’t enough. He actually made them after we’d had lunch so they’d have them for dinner with leftovers πŸ™‚ He’s a pome from Nottingham.

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    • December 27, 2016 at 7:39 am

      Wow, that sounds like quite a feast! And “second Christmas” too! We’ll be having another Christmas meal on New Year’s Day over at my parents’, as my brother was with his girlfriend’s family on Christmas Day.
      I hope you enjoyed yourself πŸ™‚

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      • Lyn
        December 28, 2016 at 1:29 am

        LOL it’s a bit like the Hobbit’s “second breakfast” πŸ™‚

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      • December 28, 2016 at 10:20 am

        πŸ™‚

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  17. December 27, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I hope you had a great time with your parents and brother! Were/are the chocolate and biscuits good? How about the DW special? I still haven’t watched it, although I’ve seen a part of the Dalek cartoon thing . . . Anyway, stay well, Ali!

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    • December 27, 2016 at 7:40 am

      I did, thanks!
      I’m slowly working my way through the treats.
      The DW special was quite good, but there have been better Christmas specials.
      Take care!

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  18. December 27, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Let me know if you need some help with that chocolate πŸ˜€

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    • December 27, 2016 at 7:41 am

      It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to eat it πŸ™‚

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  19. December 28, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    That’s a heck of a lot of chocolates, Ali! Care to share? 😁

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    • December 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      It is! And no.
      Oh, alright then. You know where I live, right? πŸ™‚

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      • December 28, 2016 at 7:36 pm

        Somewhere in Cornwall. That narrows it down, right? 😜

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      • December 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

        Yep! I’ll watch out for you πŸ™‚
        I’m not even sure what country you’re in!

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      • December 29, 2016 at 11:42 pm

        I am a female of the homo sapiens species and live in Canada. That should help you identify me. πŸ˜‰

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      • December 30, 2016 at 8:59 am

        Chocolates on standby πŸ™‚

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      • December 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm

        Wait a minute…you’re a robot! I thought you only ate/drank oil. They make robots that run on chocolate now?!

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      • December 31, 2016 at 5:12 am

        I’m a product of the very latest in cocoa-bean-based cybernetics!

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      • December 31, 2016 at 5:39 am

        No need to boast. πŸ˜‰

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  20. January 2, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Granny says, never to much boxes of chocolate, especially the Ferrero Rochers one..YUMMY! Hope you had a wonderful Christmastime. Pawkisses πŸ™‚ ❀

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  21. January 6, 2017 at 10:44 am

    It’s such a shame you ‘accidentally’ bought all those extra chocolates. Whatever will you do with them all? Nom nom. πŸ˜€ I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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    • January 6, 2017 at 11:54 am

      One box has already been nom nom nommed πŸ™‚
      I had a lovely Christmas, thanks. I hope you all did too! Now back to work and it’s as if it never happened. Apart from the big credit card bills.

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