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Probably the most popular Christmas song in Britain (my favourite as well):

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AdamH on Dec 24 2017, 04:52:33 PM wrote:Probably the most popular Christmas song in Britain (my favourite as well):
believe it or not, :blink: it was quite popular in Japan in the mid 90s when I lived there
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since we're sharing our faves
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two versions of my other fave song
okay, neither are the best, but they're the best I can find in the style I was looking for
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cheers guys

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just watched The Garden of Words and the theme music reminded me a bit of this
Mr Lawrence's Merry Christmas
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If you've seen the movie, you know this isn't particularly festive, but the music is so damn good.
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Merry Christmas DOMINOS!!!!
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUPn5I ... JeNJOV9p2A

norwegian railroad engineer livecams for all your snow needs :smiliz19: which i'm enjoying here in the southwest

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Well, talking about slow TV: This year we had a 6 hour broadcast of a christmas dinner in the oven. With temperature changes stats and countdown.
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LOL you guys are the kings of slow tv. loving the trains
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merry christmas everybody.

now back to basketball for the next 10 hours.
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Roasting chestnuts and listening to this as I write



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how does one roast chestnuts, i thought those trees were wiped out years ago. oh i see they are imported from europe and china now
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RBG on Dec 25 2017, 06:17:26 PM wrote:how does one roast chestnuts, i thought those trees were wiped out years ago
Only the American ones, they still thrive in Italy, China and Japan among other places. Most chestnuts you find in supermarkets here in the midwest are Italian. There are some surviving chestnut groves yet, including one not too far from where I live, but they haven't apparently quite figured out how to re-introduce them and keep them healthy. Same issue with the American elm though it wasn't wiped out nearly as completely as the chestnut.

What you have to do is put a slit or cross in the shell, then you boil, roast or boil-and-roast, which is what I did. I put them in water, got it up to a simmer, then put 'em on a cookie sheet and hit them in the oven for 20 minutes at 425. Then the shells start coming off and you can peel them. They're pretty awesome, sweeter than most nuts, kind of "bready" (and chestnut flour is used for bread-baking sometimes, used to be common in some parts of the US before the chestnut blight); I'm using them with wild rice in a stuffing for a duck.
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oooh sounds fancy. i'm having shrimp and fries. gonna watch the new blade runner. cheers!
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RBG on Dec 26 2017, 11:56:36 AM wrote:Image

dog nativity scene
talk about a Christmas miracle! Bitch only had a single pup instead of the more usual 12 pack :huh:

still, damn cute! wonder how they got everyone to sit so long? I don't think my dogs have ever been so cooperative with my camera
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We've been enjoying our new grandson - now going on 3 months. We've seen him on Facetime on the IPad our kids gave us, but this is his first meeting. He smiles when I sing to him - only person in the family who does. He's much more laid back than his sister (6), who is prone to screaming fits when her execution of a drawing fails to measure up to her artistic vision. Fortunately my daughter can talk to her artist-to-artist and they're spending a lot of time together.

We weren't expecting them this year and had like 4 days notice that they were coming after all (I had had their presents sent to their house) and I'm not feeling very well, but they're staying at a nearby b&b and we're glad to see them. We managed to find a small tabletop tree and a reasonable facsimile of ingredients for our traditional Norwegian Christmas eve dinner -- collard greens, fatback, chitlins etc. Yesterday I made julekake, which we'll have for breakfast this morning when they get here.
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AdamH wrote: December 24th, 2017, 11:52 pm Probably the most popular Christmas song in Britain (my favourite as well):

This song entered the Dutch Radio 2 Top 2000 this year for the first time in it's 19-year history. :)
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Content but exhausted after 3 days going with the flow of offspring-and-grandkids circus. I did most of the cooking to prevent them from landing us with a fridge full of takeout leftovers. Slept 12 hours last night.
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3eyes wrote: December 26th, 2019, 6:13 pm Content but exhausted after 3 days going with the flow of offspring-and-grandkids circus. I did most of the cooking to prevent them from landing us with a fridge full of takeout leftovers. Slept 12 hours last night.
Haha! I like doing the same thing - cook to control the situation a tad. But glad you got a chance to rest and recover!
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Merry Christmas from the future :P

I went to my grandmas yesterday to help her cook lunch this year. Every year she puts on a massive amount of food for 10+ people (for Easter and Christmas) and never has anyone offered to help or been willing to when she's asked. Her arthritis has gotten worse over the years and she recently had a bad fall and hurt her hand, so I was happy to help. I've only been comfortable in the kitchen for a couple of years, have just generally been lazy, and I didn't realise no-one had ever helped her, so when she told me that earlier this year I said ask me any time.

Anyway, she found a recipe for a vegan nut loaf so I had something else to eat this year which was cool. I made up a batch of vegan brownies, but I'm not going to tell anyone they're vegan until they've tried them and loved them because they are the best brownies ever and they are the types of people who would instantly dismiss anything vegan.
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