Food We (Americans) do Not Eat at Christmas:
- Smoked Salmon with Buttered Brown Bread
- Chipolatas (evidently some sort of sausage?)
- 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:
- 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.
- 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!