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Old 29th December 2016, 12:56 PM
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Default Did you do anything spiritual for Christmas?

Odd question, I know. I'm just wondering if anyone else gets dragged into doing traditional Xmas time spiritual things with their families?

My wife tells people at her (Anglican) church that I am Catholic and that is why I don't come to church with her. So I didn't have to go to church. Although in the 13 years we've been together I think my wife has dragged me along to Xmas services twice, so it could be a lot worse.

My wife is from an area that has only been Christian for about a century. Her grandmother, for example, was born before the introduction of Christianity and she never converted from traditional beliefs. Even now for most of my wife's family their traditional beliefs play a much bigger role in their lives than Christianity. One Christmas tradition they have is visiting their ancestors and leaving flowers, so my wife wanted to visit my grandparents in Rookwood Cemetery. We visited and laid flowers and I took the opportunity to tell my kds a few stories about how special and amazing their great grandparents were.
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Old 29th December 2016, 01:04 PM
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I cooked roast pork with apricot, apple, and banana stuffing. Maybe not spiritual for others, but I was in Heaven!
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Old 29th December 2016, 02:30 PM
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Yep. Had a pleasant day communing with family and the assortment of lost puppies who gather with us each mythmas to enjoy a day just for us.

That wasn't what you meant was it?
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Old 29th December 2016, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: Did you do anything spiritual for Christmas?

^ Close enough.

I was just wondering if others find themselves dragged into doing "spiritual" stuff at Mythmas and how they felt about it or dealt with it.

Like visiting the ancestors at the cemetery. Rather than getting into whether or not the ancestors' spirits were hovering around, I took the opportunity to give them a bit of family history that they could be proud of.
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I had an atheist vegan mythmas with my mum with homecooked pudding and custard. The only 'spiritual' things present were the carols. I'm mostly over the churchy ones but I heard 'Santa Baby' by Eartha kitt. Lol.

"Santa Baby"

Santa Baby, just slip a sable under the tree, For me.
Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, a 54 convertible too,
Light blue.
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed,
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed,
Next year I could be just as good,
If you'll check off my Christmas list,

Santa baby, I wanna yacht,
And really that's not a lot,
Been an angel all year,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, one little thing I really need,
The deed
To a platinum mine,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with a duplex,
And checks.
Sign your 'X' on the line,
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree,
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's,
I really do believe in you,
Let's see if you believe in me,

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing,
A ring.
I don't mean on the phone,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry down the chimney tonight,
Hurry, tonight.
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Old 29th December 2016, 05:30 PM
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^Vegan custard. I had to google it to find out if it was even possible

I taught my kids the Aussie version of Jingle Bells:

Dashing through the bush,
in a rusty Holden Ute,
Kicking up the dust,
esky in the boot,
Kelpie by my side,
singing Christmas songs,
It's Summer time and I am in
my singlet, shorts and thongs

Oh! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way,
Christmas in Australia
on a scorching summers day, Hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!,
Oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden Ute.

Engine's getting hot;
we dodge the kangaroos,
The swaggie climbs aboard,
he is welcome too.
All the family's there,
sitting by the pool,
Christmas Day the Aussie way,
by the barbecue.

Source: <a href="http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bucko-&-champs-lyrics/aussie-jingle-bells-lyrics.html">click here</a>
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Nope.

My views on religion are very well known in my family, and I'm not shy about them in general society. People generally don't ask me to attend 'spiritual' events.
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I cooked roast pork with apricot, apple, and banana stuffing. Maybe not spiritual for others, but I was in Heaven!
Much the same here. Roast venison, with roast potatoes (mine are perfection), honey roast parsnips, slow cooked pickled red cabbage, purple sprouting broccoli with garlic and chilli, served with a red wine sauce.
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Much the same here. Roast venison, with roast potatoes (mine are perfection), honey roast parsnips, slow cooked pickled red cabbage, purple sprouting broccoli with garlic and chilli, served with a red wine sauce.
Venison!

How luxurious!

I've actually never tried it!

I did discover that roast bananas taste very similar to parsnips, which is a great find in a country where parsnips are unknown!
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