Thursday, November 24, 2005

It's beginnning to look a lot like...


Thanksgiving?!?
Looooong over up here. We're looking at Christmas already. Tell me, my fellow north americans south of the 49th, isn't it a hassle making 2 turkey dinners in 2 months? Or do you do ham or wild boar for Christmas?
Is Thanksgiving really bigger than Christmas down there?
Say, st.hermanites, can we get a crew together to go and get a Christmas tree for St.Hermans? We have a stand already. It should go up this sunday, before the St.Nicholas Day thing, eh?

ps: this tapestry is on my wishlist, if any of you were confounded about what to get me...;)

7 comments:

Gabe said...

wild boar eh? has anyone ever read the Astrix comics?

Simply Victoria said...

yup! and I've always wanted to try wild boar. It always made me hungry at the end of the story, watching them feast on a big juicy wild boar. They make it look sooo good. I just know somewhere, people are still eating wild boar.
any clues as to where to find some?

elizabeth said...

americans often have ham for Christmas actually; esp honey baked ham... they always wonder why Canadians have thanksgiving so early and Canadians wonder why Americans have Thanksgiving so late! i've heard it all, since i have duel citizenship w. both countries!

biss said...

Wild boar. Sick.

Papua New Guinea and Australia, though in PNG at least, wild boars/pigs are considered extremely valuable and are traded for daughter-brides. When I lived there, they were allowed to wander around town freely (we have lots of pictures with pigs in them). If a person accidentally killed one (depending on the village) it was quite possible that his/her life would be in great danger. They were, however, sometimes slaughtered for great feasts.

Stacy said...

We've only had wild boar at Thanksgiving. Ham is always for Christmas.

I'm not sure about Thanksgiving being bigger than Christmas for all Americans but it is for my family. At Christmas I usually see just my immediate family and perhaps my grandparents. At Thanksgiving we have 60+ people some years. Many of the traditions I associate with family center around Thanksgiving.

Man, I miss them!

sigh

Stacy said...

Oh... and yes, I've read Astrix comics. We hosted an exchange student from France when I was in high school and she brought Astrix comics for me.

MatJenny said...

i heard the ddifference has to do with latitude ie our harvest is earlier, so tgiving is earlier. 2 turkeys: seems a hassle but my american friends point out that the bigness of thanksgiving and its closeness to xmas solves the who-do-we-spend-the-holidays-with thing for eg young marrieds. they go to one set of parents for one, the other for the other. i mentioned that in canada we tend to stay at home ie no air travel to see family then and they looked at me like i had two heads. it is one of our major cultural differences. . .