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Old Dec 18th 2017, 3:32 pm   #1
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Default Are you being Hungarian or British for Xmas?

Questions in the title.
Are you being one or the other or a bit of both?
( I would point out if you choose Hungarian then you already missed Santa ( Mikulas) ;-) and no tree until Christmas eve!

Which ever you choose I wish you a Happy One.
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Trying for a British Christmas for me, in as far as I can without easy access to all the normal British things. Will be trying the Hungarian one next time.

A little surprised no easy access to mince pies, but then thats part of the learning curve. Mrs thought of bringing over with her on the 22nd in a carry on bag. Good thinking but have to wonder what state they will be in when they get here!

Anyway, a happy Christmas to one and all.
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Old Dec 19th 2017, 6:49 am   #3
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Don't mention Mince pies to Hungarians, they think they are full of meat.
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Old Dec 19th 2017, 7:45 am   #4
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Don't mention Mince pies to Hungarians, they think they are full of meat.
Ermm - originally mince pies did contain meat. My son who really likes to cook found an old recipe - with meat - and followed that. We were a bit dubious but they were actually very nice.

Oh and to get back to the thread title having a Hungarian wife we have always (35 years or so) had 2 Christmas celebrations, 24th and 25th often with different bits of the extended family.

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We're having an English Christmas with some English neighbours. The tree and dec's are up but we'll also be having stuffed cabbage, maybe on Boxing Day so our English friends can try that.

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I will be having an Ebenezer Scrooge type Christmas, although probably without any ghosts! I don't do decorations, cards, presents etc. but do indulge a bit in nice food and booze. If I knew of anything I would quite like to do something practical for a children or animal charity but would not know how to find out about such activities.
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I will be having an Ebenezer Scrooge type Christmas, although probably without any ghosts! I don't do decorations, cards, presents etc. but do indulge a bit in nice food and booze.
Oh Yes!!!
My kind of Christmas!
Unfortunately with 5 chimneys I can't stop the Fat Man in Red getting in, and now the Baby Jesus is muscling in on the act too.
But irrespective of where I live I am still British, so no presents until the 25th. Then 'proper' Christmas dinner at lunch time just to add confusion,

Warning. Don't give Hungarians the 'brown sauce', once they taste gravy they get totally addicted, All Sunday lunches now have to include a ridiculous amount of gravy.
The supermarkets are overflowing with Brussel spouts, I thought this was an English thing, apparently not.
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Christmas Day will be British but it's likely it will kick off with a couple of shots of palinka. That's if my wife brings some back from Hungary. We will probably open one present each on Christmas eve.
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Tree up early this year as we had friends over & their kids wanted to see it. Dinner & presents Christmas Eve, with Unicum tó settle the stomach!
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Don't want Christmas. Am too tired and work is bonkers. Going through the motions for the kids but I have no real interest in it at all this year.

Suppose it will be Hungarian if anything as I will be just drinking Palinka.
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Don't want Christmas. Am too tired and work is bonkers.
Sorry to hear that, but on the bright side if you are busy working then you don't have to listen to Heart TV (and others) playing non-stop Xmas hits over and over and over and...
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Tree up early this year as we had friends over & their kids wanted to see it. Dinner & presents Christmas Eve, with Unicum tó settle the stomach!
Unicum..... I hate that stuff ...
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Rite of passage!
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Guess who delivered our Tesco groceries in UK? A hungarian! Wife told me about him a few weeks ago. He asked my wife if she was Hungarian because her name is Agnes like his mother's.
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Guess who delivered our Tesco groceries in UK? A hungarian! Wife told me about him a few weeks ago. He asked my wife if she was Hungarian because her name is Agnes like his mother's.
& our Tesco guy on Tuesday was Hungarian too!
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