Anonymous what is christmas like where you live?
Well, in Argentina we put up our Christmas tree and decorations on December 8th, which is a holiday (“El día de la Vírgen”, the feast of the Annunciation - when Christians remember when Mary was told she would have Jesus). Some homes even display a Nativity scene (pesebre), and put baby Jesus on Christmas.
Our Christmas dinner takes place on Christmas Eve (December 24th). People eat turkey along with other meats, Some popular dishes include roasted turkey, roasted pork, stuffed tomatoes, olivier salad, vitello tonnato and pionono. After dinner we have dessert, and after that, the table is filled with sweets such as panettone, torrone, caramel-coated peanuts, caramel-coated almonds, chocolate covered raisins, and stuff like that. This is served along with cider, and people eat while they wait for midnight. At 0:00, people toast, and then they exchange presents.
On Christmas, people get together for lunch, to either eat the leftovers of the previous night (since everyone in this country always cooks more food than they can actually eat, that’s the italian heritage in us), or have an “asado” (barbeque with actual meat and not sausages or burgers). On Christmas night everyone is too tired and too full to do anything, haha.
You know what I hate the most about Christmas?
It’s very hot, and humid, and sticky, and our Christmas (eve) dinner consists of high calorie food that you would normal eat during winter beause our ancestors brought their traditions from Europe and they just stuck through the years.