Just as the subject line states, it’s time for something a little different. Every Monday we’ll post a new “And Now for Something Completely Different” (ANFSCD) thread posing a question to you, loyal community members, that has nothing to do with Autodesk, its products, or the industries it serves. These questions are meant to be fun, to spark conversation and connection. And yes, we community managers will be joining in with answers, too!
So, to start things off, and in the spirit of the holidays, this week’s ANFSCD question is:
If you celebrate Christmas, what is your favorite Christmas family tradition? And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, share another holiday family tradition with us!
You get a kudo for that picture, Charles! So glad the title was picked up on.
We do Chinese food, too, but usually on Christmas Eve. Might as well extend the feasting an extra day, right?
Also..."you'll shoot your eye out, kid!"
Charles, do you know where I can get one of those lamps?
Well we always have to watch some movies like A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, all the Rankin-Bass Christmas stop-motion animated specials (planning on showing LIttle Drummer boy just to irritate my brother), and hey Polar Express is now on the list too. What can I say, lots of movies.
Otherwise just great food, friends, familly - hope you all have an awesom holiday season! Enjoy the people in your life, they make it worth living, tell them how much they mean to you...
Nice to see some Jean Shepherd fans here. I'm a native of southern New York state. So I got the pleasure of listening to his show on WOR out of NYC in the 1970's!
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Christmas dinner. When I was young it was followed by a flaming Plum pudding. The most memorable was the year my Father set the dinning room table on fire. Luckily extinguished quickly!
Talk about a Christmas show! At least the table and the pudding were the only things that got singed!
Aside from Chinese food on Christmas Eve, we tend to go crazy with Christmas breakfast (bagels, lox, danishes, omelettes, etc.). That's when immediate family come over and we do presents and all that jazz earlier in the day. My brother and I usually get into some sort of video game battle, then we do the whole feast all over again in the evening with extended family.
Great family time.
Brian, this one's for you:
Or if that's too much, try one of these:
If you celebrate Christmas, what is your favorite Christmas family tradition?
All of our children (3) are grown and have their own children. Only 1 of ours lives close enough to continue this every year, but I always cook a nice, big, Christmas breakfast....bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits, & country gravy. Since she's close, the youngest daughter brings her family over (herself, hubby, and 3 of our grandkids). Of course, all of the others are invited, but it's a long trip for breakfast (Washington state to California). We have a blast, have some good morning food, watch the little ones open gifts. Can't wait to hear them knock next Tuesday morning, nice and early.
We always go over to a friend's house on Christmas Eve. and have a "Fondue Party" with them and one other family. All of us are Autodesk employees who were relocated to Manchester NH so none of us have family in the area so this makes for a good substitute.
After the fondue party we head home and make sure to watch David Letterman and hear Jay Thomas tell his Lone Ranger story, throw footballs to knock the meatball off the Christmas tree, and then listen to Darlene Love sing "Christmas".
That is the Cristmas Eve tradition at my house as strange as it may sound.
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