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Just finished setting up Christmas Breakfast!
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UndertheCedartree · 30/11/2021 22:03

Some people might remember I posted 2 or 3 years ago about the 'Christmas Breakfast' I do for my DC on 1st December. I got blasted by some posters and one poster branded it 'Plastic tat mentality' - which still makes me laugh every year! I'm still sticking to our tradition and have just got things ready.

I decorate the table and set the DC's places with their Christmas plate. I prop their advent calendar up at their place. I make something Christmassy for breakfast like star shaped toast or tree shaped crumpets. This year I am doing Snowman pancakes! They also have a jingle bell pen each. Can't wait to see their faces in the morning! Christmas music will be playing as they come down the stairs! Glitterball

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UndertheCedartree · 04/12/2021 08:33

[quote BlueFlavour]@UndertheCedartree
You’ve really helped me get a bit of my mojo back.
Thank you.[/quote]
That's brilliant - well done! Looking forward to seeing Father Christmas!

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UndertheCedartree · 04/12/2021 08:32

[quote Booksandwine80]@UndertheCedartree
I honestly wish I had done this-I might do it for the first day off school when DD breaks up for Christmas Xmas Smile[/quote]
First day off school sounds perfect!

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KurtWildesChristmasNamechange · 03/12/2021 21:24

@SimpsonsXmasBoogie

There are plenty of cultures around the world where Christmas/present things happen in early December. There are also all sorts of people who don't celebrate Christmas at all and live by a completely different calendar of celebrations. This weird prescriptive nagging about what days you are and aren't allowed to do things, how long it may last for, and what particular traditions you choose to incorporate (God forbid you do something that wasn't a "thing" in that person's part of the world in the 70s!) Is very tedious and narrow minded. I'm so fed up of it.

I don't live in the UK and they do technically celebrate Christmas in this country, albeit in a very different way to how they do it the UK. I don't go around telling them all that they're doing it wrong, because I'm not a wanker. They don't come into my house and sneer at my decorations being up from December 1st. One year we invited a few people over for Christmas dinner. We'd just moved here and felt a bit homesick for a British Christmas, so we did the traditional turkey roast. Our guests asked lots of questions about what things were. One of them couldn't stomach the turkey and cranberry sauce lol, but wolfed down the roasties. All of them were grateful for the hospitality and we all had a great time.

It's been such a sholit couple of years. Christmas rule book sticklers, please FUCK OFF AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES. You do not get to decide how an entire nation of people choose to celebrate something.

Sorry for the derail OP - your pancakes are fabulous and I'm going to give them a go one morning next week!

Too right! Well said Xmas Smile
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BlueFlavour · 03/12/2021 21:23

@UndertheCedartree
You’ve really helped me get a bit of my mojo back.
Thank you.

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BlueFlavour · 03/12/2021 21:22

Well said @SimpsonsXmasBoogie
Dc caved and had bacon sandwiches for breakfast today
But we’ve got raspberries, squirty cream, a few chocolate fingers and a lot of optimism, bring on Father Christmas Grin

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Newdad19 · 03/12/2021 21:15

@SimpsonsXmasBoogie

There are plenty of cultures around the world where Christmas/present things happen in early December. There are also all sorts of people who don't celebrate Christmas at all and live by a completely different calendar of celebrations. This weird prescriptive nagging about what days you are and aren't allowed to do things, how long it may last for, and what particular traditions you choose to incorporate (God forbid you do something that wasn't a "thing" in that person's part of the world in the 70s!) Is very tedious and narrow minded. I'm so fed up of it.

I don't live in the UK and they do technically celebrate Christmas in this country, albeit in a very different way to how they do it the UK. I don't go around telling them all that they're doing it wrong, because I'm not a wanker. They don't come into my house and sneer at my decorations being up from December 1st. One year we invited a few people over for Christmas dinner. We'd just moved here and felt a bit homesick for a British Christmas, so we did the traditional turkey roast. Our guests asked lots of questions about what things were. One of them couldn't stomach the turkey and cranberry sauce lol, but wolfed down the roasties. All of them were grateful for the hospitality and we all had a great time.

It's been such a sholit couple of years. Christmas rule book sticklers, please FUCK OFF AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES. You do not get to decide how an entire nation of people choose to celebrate something.

Sorry for the derail OP - your pancakes are fabulous and I'm going to give them a go one morning next week!

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Booksandwine80 · 03/12/2021 21:03

@UndertheCedartree
I honestly wish I had done this-I might do it for the first day off school when DD breaks up for Christmas Xmas Smile

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UndertheCedartree · 03/12/2021 21:00

@SimpsonsXmasBoogie

There are plenty of cultures around the world where Christmas/present things happen in early December. There are also all sorts of people who don't celebrate Christmas at all and live by a completely different calendar of celebrations. This weird prescriptive nagging about what days you are and aren't allowed to do things, how long it may last for, and what particular traditions you choose to incorporate (God forbid you do something that wasn't a "thing" in that person's part of the world in the 70s!) Is very tedious and narrow minded. I'm so fed up of it.

I don't live in the UK and they do technically celebrate Christmas in this country, albeit in a very different way to how they do it the UK. I don't go around telling them all that they're doing it wrong, because I'm not a wanker. They don't come into my house and sneer at my decorations being up from December 1st. One year we invited a few people over for Christmas dinner. We'd just moved here and felt a bit homesick for a British Christmas, so we did the traditional turkey roast. Our guests asked lots of questions about what things were. One of them couldn't stomach the turkey and cranberry sauce lol, but wolfed down the roasties. All of them were grateful for the hospitality and we all had a great time.

It's been such a sholit couple of years. Christmas rule book sticklers, please FUCK OFF AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES. You do not get to decide how an entire nation of people choose to celebrate something.

Sorry for the derail OP - your pancakes are fabulous and I'm going to give them a go one morning next week!

Oh I agree so much! Let people enjoy themselves! Even if they do it differently to how you do it!

@Booksandwine80 - send me the adoption papers! Xmas Grin
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Booksandwine80 · 03/12/2021 20:46

@UndertheCedartree
Sounds so lovely…..can you adopt me please?!Grin

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SimpsonsXmasBoogie · 03/12/2021 20:19

There are plenty of cultures around the world where Christmas/present things happen in early December. There are also all sorts of people who don't celebrate Christmas at all and live by a completely different calendar of celebrations. This weird prescriptive nagging about what days you are and aren't allowed to do things, how long it may last for, and what particular traditions you choose to incorporate (God forbid you do something that wasn't a "thing" in that person's part of the world in the 70s!) Is very tedious and narrow minded. I'm so fed up of it.

I don't live in the UK and they do technically celebrate Christmas in this country, albeit in a very different way to how they do it the UK. I don't go around telling them all that they're doing it wrong, because I'm not a wanker. They don't come into my house and sneer at my decorations being up from December 1st. One year we invited a few people over for Christmas dinner. We'd just moved here and felt a bit homesick for a British Christmas, so we did the traditional turkey roast. Our guests asked lots of questions about what things were. One of them couldn't stomach the turkey and cranberry sauce lol, but wolfed down the roasties. All of them were grateful for the hospitality and we all had a great time.

It's been such a sholit couple of years. Christmas rule book sticklers, please FUCK OFF AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES. You do not get to decide how an entire nation of people choose to celebrate something.

Sorry for the derail OP - your pancakes are fabulous and I'm going to give them a go one morning next week!

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UndertheCedartree · 03/12/2021 17:04

@Coughee

I can't get my kids to eat a breakfast on Christmas day. They're too excited and full of the sweets and chocolates from their stockings. I feel like doing it on the 1st marks the start of the Christmas excitement for us.

Yes, exactly Xmas Smile
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LowlandLucky · 03/12/2021 11:51

MaryAndGerryLivingInDerry "That wee elfy bastard" God i luv that, thanks for making my day.

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Coughee · 03/12/2021 07:41

I can't get my kids to eat a breakfast on Christmas day. They're too excited and full of the sweets and chocolates from their stockings. I feel like doing it on the 1st marks the start of the Christmas excitement for us.

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UndertheCedartree · 02/12/2021 18:50

@cherish123

It's 1st December! Would a Christmas breakfast not be on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

No - it's our personal tradition and we do it on the 1st!

However, as I explained in my original post I started this as I am a nurse and would be working over Christmas. Not everyone is with their DC on Christmas morning.
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cherish123 · 02/12/2021 18:17

It's 1st December! Would a Christmas breakfast not be on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

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BoredZelda · 02/12/2021 18:05

I have a friend who does this. I think she’s mad for doing it. But I do love to see it.

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LostForIdeas · 02/12/2021 17:57

That’s a lovely tradition.
If my dcs had been younger, I would have steal the idea!

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UndertheCedartree · 02/12/2021 17:15

Oh yes, we need a photo! Grin

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BlueFlavour · 02/12/2021 16:42

If we manage the Father Christmas one I’ll get a photo Smile
Thank you for kind comments on my neck challenged snowman Grin

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UndertheCedartree · 02/12/2021 16:20

@arootintootingoodtime

I'm so going to make snowman pancakes for Christmas morning for me and DH now!

Well, make sure you remember to post a photo! Grin ☃️
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UndertheCedartree · 02/12/2021 16:18

@Coughee

I remember your thread because it inspired me to do the same. My kids - 2 of whom are now teens - love it. It's a cheap and easy way to do something Christmassy. Probably the only time this year my 14 yo son has sat down to breakfast with us too! I could never be doing with that flipping elf - far too much effort. I don't have the money for Christmas boxes and expensive trips. So thank you op for giving me the idea for something simple that has given my kids a lot of pleasure over the last few years!

Oh, I have a little tear in my eye! It made me so happy to read this!
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UndertheCedartree · 02/12/2021 16:17

[quote BlueFlavour]@UndertheCedartree
It was requested again this morning
I managed to get a photo
He’s not too glamorous Grin[/quote]
Wow - he's brilliant! ☃️

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arootintootingoodtime · 02/12/2021 16:07

I'm so going to make snowman pancakes for Christmas morning for me and DH now!

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WeeTattieBogle · 02/12/2021 16:02

We’re a right mish mash of Christmas traditions now that I have 2 Eastern European daughters in law in the family.

It’s lovely.

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LowlandLucky · 02/12/2021 15:39

What is wrong with a Christmas breakfast on December 1st, you have a lovely Christmas tradition unlike the Mum i read about today that gets up at 04:30 so she can start drinking and admits she is pissed by breakfast, ow that is a terrible Christmas tradition.

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