Merry Christmas Open Thread

A great song to get you in a happy mood on Christmas morning.

If you're in a reading rather than watching mode, here's an old favorite, from The Onion, How the Weed Delivery Guy Saved Christmas.

If it's just listening you want to do, I always recommend Boulder's 93.7, KBCO, which will be commercial free all day. You can listen live here.

And if you're cooking, while I'm still partial to the lasagna I made last year, tell us what you're making and looking forward to eating.

But, whatever you're doing, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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    Last day of the WOC (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by observed on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 08:51:03 AM EST
    Happy Holidays, O'Reilly and Beck; Merry Xmas and Season's Greetings to everyone else.

    Cooking.... (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by smott on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 01:01:53 PM EST
    Has been a bit of a smorgasbord!  
    Turkey-leek pie with puff pastry (Jamie Oliver's recipe) on Thursday....delightful!

    Risotto porcini and seared scallops last night...

    Spanish Cocido stew simmering all day today...(NEVER made this one before and despite the lovely salty cured/smoked meats it still seems to be missing a bit of something....)
    Not sure what  - any Cocido experts out there feel free to chime in!!

    It might (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 03:37:14 PM EST
    be the kind of ham or meat you are using. It's my understanding that there's a special ham in Spain that can't be imported here because of the process it undergoes. Obviously not an expert though.

    Holiday savorties and sweets (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 01:27:11 PM EST
    Wife and mother in law are making a rib roast for early Christmas dinner, broccoli with Hollandaise, garlic and rosemary new potatoes, and my wife has already made her incredible chocolate bread pudding for dessert.

    As a kid, I grew up on junk and frozen dinners. A lucky man I became.

    Too my beautiful wife! Cheers and peaceful holiday wishes, y'all.

    My (none / 0) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 03:39:42 PM EST
    mom did a rib roast at her house for celebration with my side of the family. We have done this for quite a few years and it is wonderful. You are truly lucky to have a wife that cooks that well and I'm really kind of sad to hear that you grew up on frozen dinners.

    lots of salsbury steak and apple cobbler (none / 0) (#9)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 07:45:52 PM EST
    or drive through slop. or canned something or other. a microwave childhood. i like to think it built up an incredible immunity to all the chemicals i ingested. of course, this was also when our pajamas were all flame retardant thanks to asbestos. i love to think of us sleeping soundly in our little cancer suits. but don't be sad. ahem.

    my wife (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 07:49:32 PM EST
    lucky man i am indeed. and i can't believe how long we've been together. more than a third of my life i've been with her now. amazing. just realized the other day that she is the same age my (admittedly young) mother was when my wife and I first started dating. my wife replied simply "shut up."

    I had (none / 0) (#11)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 08:26:37 PM EST
    a relative like that. Served cans of beef stew, frozen means etc. No fun at all. Anyway, I never thought of those pajamas I wore as a child as cancer suits but I sure do remember them being stiff and scratchy and not liking them at all.

    WOW (none / 0) (#2)
    by dead dancer on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 09:20:52 AM EST
    The Lady can sing!

    Speaking of HairSpray; reminded me of this
    John Pinette comedy.

    Happy Holidays all

    Must listen to the great Otis Redding (none / 0) (#3)
    by DFLer on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 10:57:19 AM EST
    Merry Christmas
    to Jeralyn and BTD and all TLers. Thanks for the site.

    not Christian, but (none / 0) (#4)
    by desmoinesdem on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 12:22:54 PM EST
    My spin on my mother's Jewish noodle kugel has become our family's unofficial Christmas tradition. Last night we had Chinese food with a bunch of other Des Moines area Jews.

    If you love food blogging, you should read Patric Juillet's post about the traditional Christmas meal in Provence, where he grew up.

    " the lasagna I made last year..." (none / 0) (#12)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 11:26:51 PM EST
    I love leftovers too but please... treat yourself to a fresh batch.