Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An English Christmas

The British Christmas, so veddy different.  Here are some things I gleaned from Anglotopia's "info graphic" on how the Brits celebrate the season:

Food We (Americans) do Not Eat at Christmas:

  1. Smoked Salmon with Buttered Brown Bread
  2. Chipolatas (evidently some sort of sausage?)
  3. Roasted Parsnips
We do, however, share a love of the roasted turkey and the roasted potatoes.

The Queen's Christmas Day Speech: I'd gladly add this one to my holiday list.  But no BBC here in the States alas.

Symbols of Christmas Good Will and Cheer:
  1. Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.  Not Ever.  Cara & I tried Mince Pies when we were in London.  And immediately spit them out into our napkins.  Ick.  Ditto on the mulled wine.
  2. Pantomime (or "Panto"): Okay, I might love this.  Classic stories and fairy tales performed for a family audience.  I would definitely go if I could see "Nowadays, a pantomime occasionally pulls off a coup by engaging a guest star with an unquestionable thespian reputation, as was the case with the Christmas 2004 production of Aladdin that featured Sir Ian McKellen as Widow Twankey".  Or Dame Edna as anyone.
And I'd definitely be up for celebrating Boxing Day (December 26).  More presents!


Sue said...

ummm - did you not see the word MIME there???

Laurie said...

lol, I'm ignoring that part.

zaideafraidey said...

figure this out and we will add it to the cabin festivities.

Lis said...

Roasted parsnips sound amazing.

Laurie said...

you crazy vegetarian!