Happy holidays to everyone! I'm also extending (((hugs))) to those whose holidays aren't so happy.
Xmas eve dinner at my parents house was Chinese! My mothers homemade sweet & sour pork, so delicious! She makes it quite often for Xmas eve. I did not know that was a Jewish tradition (we're not Jewish) but I'll share this with my mother. She'll be very happy to learn that she's being diversified with her cooking.
Just to clarify that this is sort of an inside Jewish joke, not an ancient tradition. Apparently,way back when, I think in the 50s, Jewish people who don't celebrate Christmas but had the day off, wanted to go out to eat and the only restaurants open were Chinese restaurants. So it became kind of a running joke that people go to the movies and eat Chinese food.
Sounds like a good tradition to me. I keep threatening to have Chinese food for Christmas, but the closest I've gotten is trying my hand at Peking duck.
I went to my nephew's house for Christmas. Aside from eating, we watched my great-nephew playing a video game -- half the time we were cheering for the monsters.
Niece-in-law and I also kept pointing out that all that rolling on hard flagstones takes energy and leaves bruises, while Nephew and G-N insisted that somersaulting for no apparent reason moves faster and no, it doesn't affect your health level. Later, we watched a perfectly horrible horror movie named "Jack Frost." By halfway through, I had been informed that I couldn't choose any more movies.
Next was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which was regarded as a much better movie, although Niece-in-law was disappointed that the children were merely peculiar and not X-Men type mutants.
I was disappointed that my other nephew couldn't come, but otherwise a good time was had by all.Edited to straighten out the quotes.