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Thinking of Christmas Dinner Already

It seems to be far too early to be thinking of Christmas, but that's what I've been doing today. We're going a nearby city to see our son for Christmas, as he has to work Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. It takes the pressure off him and gives us a bit of a break.

However, if we want to have Christmas dinner out at a hotel or restaurant we need to think about making a booking now. It does seem far too early, but that's unfortunately a fact of life these days.

We've found one hotel with a Christmas Day menu we rather like, and are just waiting for our son to confirm with us. Maybe we'll just go ahead and book it anyway, so as not to miss out.

What about you? Have you started thinking about Christmas dinner yet?

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Paulie wrote on September 14, 2015, 2:41 AM

No, I haven't. I have no relation in Thailand and no one here celebrates Christmas.

valmnz wrote on September 14, 2015, 2:53 AM

Sometimes I think that would be a great situation. I'm not really an enormous Christmas fan.

Paulie wrote on September 14, 2015, 3:01 AM

I still miss Christmas since it is the biggest holiday of the year and many times wish I could spend it with my brother and sisters in the States.

CalmGemini wrote on September 14, 2015, 3:05 AM

It is a wise decision to do the booking early.You say it has a menu you like.What are the dishes in the menu?

valmnz wrote on September 14, 2015, 3:08 AM

It's an impressive buffet with both hot and cold traditional dishes, including a few local NZ favourites.

chrisandmark wrote on September 14, 2015, 4:22 AM

I love Christmas but haven't started thinking about the dinner yet - I cook it at home every year so I'm sure it'll be much the same as any other Christmas emoticon :smile:

Rufuszen wrote on September 14, 2015, 5:23 AM

I am not even thinkg of Christmas on the 1st of December!

bestwriter wrote on September 14, 2015, 5:48 AM

Compared to what goes on here when it comes to getting admission in schools your planning fades into insignificance. The moment the wife conceives admission is sought in prestigious schools.
I like your planning and it seems you will be having a grand time. Merry Christmas Val, well in advance - so that you get into the mood right away. As for me I already have got those polka dotted balloons for this year's Xmas party. The theme will centre round these balloons.

CoralLevang wrote on September 14, 2015, 7:44 AM

I appreciate the holiday dinners at restaurants. No clean up!

Dragonfairy1 wrote on September 14, 2015, 1:21 PM

I thought about the wine the other week, as I realised if I want to make fizzy wine for Christmas dinner I need to get on with it. In the end though I decided I don't think I have enough time so I'll just buy some x

AliCanary wrote on September 14, 2015, 3:49 PM

Oh! That reminds me, my sister sent me a message about Christmas, and I need to respond. Thanks! I still don't know how y'all can feel Christmassy in the summertime, lol

valmnz wrote on September 14, 2015, 5:26 PM

Unfortunately when you have to travel out of town for it, plans have to be made ahead. I'm usually like you, 1 December!

valmnz wrote on September 14, 2015, 5:28 PM

But no left over goodies to munch on either CoralLevang emoticon :sad:

CoralLevang wrote on September 14, 2015, 6:35 PM

Oh, the leftovers are at friends' and family homes. Just have to make sure you go one or two days after!

wolfgirl569 wrote on September 14, 2015, 7:05 PM

Not really but we will be staying home so I do have more time to do so. You do need to be booking soon if you wish to get a nice place to eat.