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Windows 7: What Did You Get for Christmas?

26 Dec 2010   #51
RJ12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I got a few things

My first phone
an iPod Touch 4G
Some Clothes
Chocolate
Rubik's Magic
Electronics set (Radio Shack)
iTunes Cards
And a few other things, it was a great Christmas!
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26 Dec 2010   #52
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Got a 8GB USB (that'll come in handy for school)
A 12 yr old bottle of scotch (well, I HAD it)
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26 Dec 2010   #53
armyslowrdr

windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

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26 Dec 2010   #54
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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Ohh and before you ask, since my family is from Europe we celebrate on the 24th.
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I live in California, but its not Christmas yet, but in Europe we celebrate on the 24th not the 25th
I'm in Europe, though I call it England, and we celebrate on the 25th. Who celebrates on the 24th and why? Just curious and thirsting for knowledge. Well thirsting for something this Christmas Day lunchtime (hic)
In Scandinavian countries, as well as here in Germany where I live now, the Santa Claus comes on 24th of December bringing gifts to kids. He comes late afternoon or early evening and meets the kids, not as in America where he don't want to show himself to anybody.

I think my family's Christmas tradiotions were / are quite normal Scandinavian ones. Christmas Eve, 24th, starts with bringing the Christmas tree in and decorating it. This part of Christmas traditions was in our family one never broken; no tree before 24th, and tree always stayed in until 6th of January, when it's taken out late in the evening. Sauna was always heated up very early, and around noon we went to Christmas sauna. We ate Christmas dinner quite early, around 3 or 4 PM. Around 6 PM arrived Santa Claus, kids sing a few carols to him, he gives a present or two to everybody and leaves, then parents take care of dealing the rest of the presents. Only day of the year when there's no bed time for kids and absolutely no television until 26th.

Christmas day 25th is then the holy day, opposite of that more material 24th. Everybody stays home, no visits to neighbors and so on. Only exception is the church; Christmas ceremony is very early, we normally went at 6 AM to church.

Food stays on the table from 24th to 26th: cold cuts, traditional Christmas ham and salads, bread and so on. Not counting the Christmas Eve's early dinner, everyone eats when he / she wants to. According to an old Finnish saying, "The best part of Christmas is that you can eat whenever you want to".

Boxing day 26th is then the first opportunity to go to show new presents to neighborhood kids. In the evening everybode gather around for a dinner together, which officially then ended the traditional Christmas.



I got everything I had wished, and a bit more. Next few days are going to go very fast, installing this and that.

The most valuable gift was once again to realize how lucky I am to live this life of mine, to have an opportunity to love and live together with the most wonderful, beautiful and sexy woman of this universum, my dear Angelika (Angie for friends ). It never stops amazing me to realize she has chosen me; although I can never understand why, I'm happy she did so.

Angie was unhappy with her hair so I'm not allowed to post a pic, but my dear mother-in-law gave permission to post this image titled "two three-time-stroke-survivors enjoying Christmas dinner":

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Kari
Great to see you looking happy Kari. That's a nice present for me. I wish you all the best for next year my friend
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26 Dec 2010   #55
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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I'm in Europe, though I call it England, and we celebrate on the 25th. Who celebrates on the 24th and why? Just curious and thirsting for knowledge. Well thirsting for something this Christmas Day lunchtime (hic)
I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one who had not heard of the Christmas on the 24th. I just always assumed that the world observed December 25 as the day. I am in the USA and we opened presents on the 24th, but still the 25th is Christmas. Is this what everyone is referring to about the 24th?
Looking at the OP's name i think he might hail from Romania. That being the case perhaps they do celebrate on the 24th but I will look after the holidays to see if I can find out! Just curious.
Yes my family does originate from Romania, actually I am the first of my family to have been born outside of Romania( It was here in the US).
Other than that I also got a gift card at bestbuy, and a sum of $45, and some clothes.
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26 Dec 2010   #56
z3r010

 

A bottle of Remy Martin VSOP landed ealrier from the inlaws...it should be gone shortly
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26 Dec 2010   #57
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Ah so that's why you're falling over your letters.
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26 Dec 2010   #58
Trucidation

 

Not my religion so I spent it like any other holiday: lazing around playing videogames during the day, and getting abused by my bandmates in the evening. They got wasted so I have puke on my shirt and trousers; does that count?
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26 Dec 2010   #59
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
A bottle of Remy Martin VSOP landed ealrier from the inlaws...it should be gone shortly
You jammy bugger! My in-laws arrive soon from the mother country. At most I'm hoping for socks, and maybe a bite of sarcasm....
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26 Dec 2010   #60
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
In Scandinavian countries, as well as here in Germany where I live now, the Santa Claus comes on 24th of December bringing gifts to kids. He comes late afternoon or early evening and meets the kids, not as in America where he don't want to show himself to anybody.
Thanks for the info. That is quite interesting. I had never heard that before. Now that I think about it, it makes sense. He has to do one half of the world on one day and the other half on the next day. He's fast, but not fast enough to do the whole world in one day. == I think the reason that he doesn't show himself in America is because he is a bit exhausted from the 24th. He probably had to stop by some Pub's to "freshen up". By the time he gets to American he is no shape to be seen. -------- But I could be wrong....
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