We bought new ornaments this year :P

So how were your Christmases?

Mine, in a nutshell:

  • No MU pressies :(
  • Soup noodles for breakfast and waffles for lunch! lol
  • Pizza on Christmas Eve – oh, how common! We do try.
  • And usually fail… they were whole wheat, thin crust, topped with feta, baby spinach, black olives, and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Well, there was one normal-person one. Mozzarella, old cheddar, asiago, black olives, artichokes, and Genoa salami.
  • Christmas was great!! No grandmother to cause arguments or bitch at us. Just mum, dad, my sister and I – everything went pretty well, and we had a ton of fun.
  • Two words for the activities on the night of the 25th: Speed. Scrabble.
  • Tried alcohol for the first time. White wine – felt like hellfire crawling down my throat! Not for me, I’m a little too sensitive. (I can’t even eat spicy chips)
  • Lamb for Christmas dinner – whoo! Traditionally people eat turkey or ham, if I’m not mistaken, but I hate turkey and my sister hates ham.
  • No boxing day shopping. Just movie-watching, sleeping, and eating instead.

In all honesty, this was one of the least memorable and least eventful Christmases ever.

Also probably my favourite.


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  • Rae

    Wait, Canadians have a conventional breakfast? What is it, and why has it not been brought to my attention?!^^ Sushi for Christmas is a concept that makes me giggle, but also makes a lot of sense. (We're sushi lovers as well)

  • Rae

    Tessa: Whoo! MU stockings sound like fun.I think it's wonderful that you can have Christmas Eve dinner with your neighbours – ours are a horror. (I may post about this later if I get bored!) We don't tend to buy pizza, the exception being Funky Pickle's greek style one (it's similar and AMAZING, with super-fluffy, super-soft whole wheat dough) – I get stomachaches if I have too much processed food x.xI guess I'll have to bug the parents about red wine for the next tasting!! I'm pretty sure we just pulled something from the basement (Dad gets a lot of alcohol as gifts from his Taiji students)Ah, sushi AGAIN! I must try to hop onto this trend – it sounds delish :PHappy Christmas, hon! It's nice to hear from you again.

  • Arianne

    Scrabble = Full of Win. Speed scrabble sounds even better.Looks like a good Christmas. I know people usually hate getting these kinds of gifts, but one of my fave presents this year were pajamas. I live in pajamas all day when I'm at home. :)

  • Rae

    ^^ So do I, Arianne!Mum got for sets of flannel PJs for my sister and I in hopes that at least one pair would fit.None of them did :( The XS sets were all way too big, unfortunately!

  • Fabulously Broke

    Glad you had a good time.

    1. I hate turkey too. I only like the dark meat, with LOTs of stuffing and gravy. I prefer Sushi for Christmas.

    2. Glad you had a wonderful time without your grandma..

    3. I eat noodles/pies for breakfast too. I am not into sweet or conventional Canadian breakfasts

    Fabulously Broke in the City
    Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver…

  • Tessa

    Sounds absolutely amazing:)
    My Christmas in a nutshell…
    -some MU in my stocking (eyeshadow, eyeliner, some lippies, and a blush)
    -waffles, strawberries, and whipped cream (my fave!) for brunch. Lol, there’s usually a semi-big Christmas brunch hosted by one of my mom’s friends.
    -ham and turkey on Christmas eve! we were spending it with neighbours, because most of us were going to be with family on Christmas:)
    btw- the pizza you ate, the one wiht the feta and spinach, I love that pizza too! It sounds like the one my mom always buys from Costco-minus the olives. lol.
    -Christmas was great, though it was just my mom, dad, cousin and me. My cousin had a sleepover the day before, but we’ve had ALOT of snow this year, and no one could pick her up. So she spent Christmas with us. lol, it was fun.
    -3 words for activities on Christmas night; NHL09 (lol, my fave), eating, and pictionary.
    -I’ve tried alcohol many times before:) lol, I prefer red wine, or champagne :D
    -Turkey and Ham for Christmas! But I don’t usually eat either, and I had turkey the day before, so I opted for some sushi out of my aunt’s kitchen. It was awesome!
    -Too much boxing day shopping, lol.

  • Rae

    Mmm, that sounds amazing! I'll have to bug the family about making an Italian meal soon – with my grandmother gone, we've been eating quite an assortment, and most of it has been absolutely delicious! You better ^^

  • melanie

    Hey hon! I am so glad that it sounds calm and fun. No stress= good times. :) We did italian for Christmas dinner. Spaghetti, meatballs, ciabatta bread, ravioli. Sounds like many people did something a little different this time round. Delish!

    Talk to you soon m’dear!!

  • ' * : . b | u 3

    Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Mine was rather uneventful actually (as I don't have family here) until it got to Boxing Day :) I'd rather have lamb too! Thats what I made for Thanksgiving instead of turkey :)

  • Rae

    Lol! I think we did a small chicken for Thanksgiving? It was just the three of us – we’ve been using a crazy-easy recipe out of Chatelaine recently and it is *amazing*… delicous, moist, and tastes like chicken (I hate how most recipes end up tasting like spices with the texture of “real food”, lol!)