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What do you forget this Christmas?

Old Dec 28th 2005, 1:13 pm
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Default What did you forget this Christmas?

OK, fess up...

Me, On Christmas morning, whilst preparing the turkey, I got sis-in-law to wrap my specially ordered chipolata's in bacon. I put them in Fridge until needed... and forgot the damned things until they stared out at me Boxing day morning.

Boxing day meal, I forgot them again and that night we laughed ourselves silly how we ALL (really me) left em in the fridge.

Yesterday. I whisked up me Yorkshire Batter (bet you thought that subject was dead) and threw the whole lot in hot fat for the first ever, "bacon wrapped toad in the hole"....

This November, we found last years Cadbury's Chocolate Stockings in our garage where we "hid" them from the kids the prior Christmas. 3 months past eat by date and where they had laid the whole year in 100+ degrees.

Other than walking out in the street, forgetting to remove my paper hat on Christmas day this year.... that was my forgetfulness this Christmas..

I'm sure you can top that

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Old Dec 28th 2005, 1:31 pm
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Other than walking out in the street, forgetting to remove my paper hat on Christmas day this year.... that was my forgetfulness this Christmas..

I'm sure you can top that
Hmmm, you wear a paper hat on Christmas? Why? Were you entertaining the children by being a clown? Or perhaps you participated in a game of charades? Or maybe you are really only 12 and passing yourself off as an adult. LOL
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Hmmm, you wear a paper hat on Christmas? Why? Were you entertaining the children by being a clown? Or perhaps you participated in a game of charades? Or maybe you are really only 12 and passing yourself off as an adult. LOL
aaah the niavety of Americans is kinda sweet at times..................
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Hmmm, you wear a paper hat on Christmas? Why? Were you entertaining the children by being a clown? Or perhaps you participated in a game of charades? Or maybe you are really only 12 and passing yourself off as an adult. LOL

your crackers.... contain the paper hat...
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Hmmm, you wear a paper hat on Christmas? Why? Were you entertaining the children by being a clown? Or perhaps you participated in a game of charades? Or maybe you are really only 12 and passing yourself off as an adult. LOL
Common Brit thing ... before dinner you pull your christmas cracker ..get the paper hat out and wear it during dinner ..a very old tradition ..

The Christmas cracker is an integral part of British Christmas celebrations. It consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper (making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper). The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang (produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip).

The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat, a small toy, and a motto, a joke or trivia on a scrap of paper.
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your crackers.... contain the paper hat...
Should contain hat. Who knows if the American ones have similar contents to British Christmas crackers...
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Should contain hat. Who knows if the American ones have similar contents to British Christmas crackers...
We only use Marks and Spencers ....
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Common Brit thing ... before dinner you pull your christmas cracker ..get the paper hat out and wear it during dinner ..a very old tradition ..

The Christmas cracker is an integral part of British Christmas celebrations. It consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper (making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper). The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang (produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip).

The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat, a small toy, and a motto, a joke or trivia on a scrap of paper.
And they are Bloody hard to find over here !
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And they are Bloody hard to find over here !
http://www.oldenglishcrackers.com/

http://www.englishteastore.com/crackers.html
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And they are Bloody hard to find over here !
Linens and things... same as Tesco ones... I think even Amazon.. .com
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Common Brit thing ... before dinner you pull your christmas cracker ..get the paper hat out and wear it during dinner ..a very old tradition ..

The Christmas cracker is an integral part of British Christmas celebrations. It consists of a cardboard tube wrapped in a brightly decorated twist of paper (making it resemble an oversized sweet-wrapper). The cracker is pulled by two people, and, much in the manner of a wishbone, the cracker splits unevenly. The split is accompanied by a small bang (produced by the effect of friction on a chemically impregnated card strip).

The person with the larger portion of cracker empties the contents from the tube and keeps them. Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat, a small toy, and a motto, a joke or trivia on a scrap of paper.
Sorry, but that sounds like it would be more suited to a birthday than christmas.
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Sorry, but that sounds like it would be more suited to a birthday than christmas.
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Sorry, but that sounds like it would be more suited to a birthday than christmas.
crackers on your birthday ? no no no no no........ Crackers are definately a Christmas thing. IT's an essential part of Xmas.... My Dad used to buy the 'make your own' packs and get little gifts for people each year so at dinner we all had something better than the usual comb or plastic ring in it !
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Hmmm, you wear a paper hat on Christmas? Why? Were you entertaining the children by being a clown? Or perhaps you participated in a game of charades? Or maybe you are really only 12 and passing yourself off as an adult. LOL
"Crackers" are decorative party favors widely used in Great Britain to celebrate a variety of special occasions and festive events. They consist of a beautifully wrapped and decorated cardboard cylinder containing a paper crown (tissue party hat), a motto (British joke or riddle), a snap (popping device), and a small gift or novelty item. At dinners and parties, crackers are used to decorate individual place settings and are usually opened prior to serving the meal or refreshments. The pulling of crackers and donning of the party hats creates a relaxed, festive atmosphere certain to get any party function off the ground. Crackers provide a colorful and exciting start to any celebration, and also present each guest with a gift by which to remember the days events. At Christmas, crackers make great tree ornaments, stocking stuffers, and welcoming gifts for visiting friends and relatives. Crackers have been a traditional part of British Christmas festivities and other celebrations since Victorian times and are greatly enjoyed by children and adults alike. They were invented in the mid-1840's by a London pastry cook named Tom Smith, who came upon the idea while on a trip to Paris where he witnessed the French holiday custom of wrapping sugared almonds and other sweets in a twist of colored paper. Smith included a romantic message in his early crackers which he marketed in Britain as "Kiss Mottos". However the product enjoyed only limited success until Smith devised a way to make the cracker "pop" when pulled apart
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Default Re: What do you forget this Christmas?

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crackers on your birthday ? no no no no no........ Crackers are definately a Christmas thing...
Unless of course you "pull a cracker" when you're out with your mates for a birthday drink
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