Christmas Eve/Fireplaces

Ahhh So warm - My wife and I sitting on the mantle of the Mystic lake Cainos & Hotel Fireplace. This was in the lobby and taken Christmas Eve Morning.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
December 24, 2007 12:27pm CST
Do you have a fireplace, be it wood burning, gas, or electric at all? Do you enjoy sitting beside the fireplace with family on Christmas eve? As a child I grew up with a huge living room with a wood burninfg fireplace and the family would sit around the fireplace after Midnight mass with hot chocolates and open our stockings or exchange gifts with friends and other relatives. Now my house does not have a fireplace. But I did get to sit beside a gas burning fireplace Today. My wife & I were at Mystic Lake casino and I had this shot taken in their Hotel Lobby. The hat from it was great. Thanks all. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Nope can't say that I have any type of fireplace. The closest thing I had to this was a wood burning stove that we hovered around just to keep warm in the winter time. Maybe next year I may invest in one of those electric fireplaces. At the end of the season would be a good time to maybe get one a bit cheaper.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Dec 07
They also have stoves that burn ecological safe pellets for heat. I want to get one for the basement. They vent through basement windows easily I was told. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 Dec 07
hmmm that is interesting! Pellets to burn!
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• United States
25 Dec 07
Don't forget the corn burners as well, Grandpa Bob. I hear they cost a small fortune.
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@cici0081 (27)
• China
25 Dec 07
In my country,we haven't fireplace,but in the winter ,we have something like fireplace to get warm,we put carbon or wood into a copper container,then sit aroundn it,talk and have something eat with my families or friends,it is really great,I think the fire our heart is warmer
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I think they are called Chimeras here in the states. HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Stockings hung from the mantle with care... - Nothing like the real thing when it comes to a fireplace.
This is where we sit every year including tonite/tomorrow morning to open our presents and empty our stockings.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Even doing dishes - That's right. It's wash and wear. HAHAHA!!
I'll be there next year. In my hat of course. HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@bethyboo (399)
• United States
26 Dec 07
When I was younger, I loved to sleep in front of the fireplace on Christmas Eve. My dad would have to eventually have to carry me to my room so Santa could come. It was so much fun snuggling with family in front of the fireplace. This year I was very sad that we didn't have a fireplace. So on Christmas eve, my husband put in the computer in the living room and downloaded a screensaver that looked and sounded just like a fireplace and put the heater right beside me. It was so sweet and it make me feel just like I was falling asleep in front of the fireplace.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
25 Dec 07
No fireplace here but that's okay....got lots of love burning in the heart and souls to keep us warm!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I do not have a fireplace, I had one in my last house and really miss it. It gives the room a warm glow and it is hard to be upset when you are sitting watching a fire. It looks like your Christmas eve got off to a nice start. Enjoy!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Dec 07
As a child we had an open range fireplace, it was a huge thing and I remember my mother black leading it from time to time. She used to boil the kettle on it, and I remember all of us sitting round it at night - it was very cosy. However, I live in Australia now, and we don't have a fireplace, only air conditioning, lol! This is a good shot of you and your wife Grandpa Bob - you suit the hat!
• United States
27 Dec 07
We do not use our fire place due to air quality in CA we can only burn it a few days a year.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
27 Dec 07
I don't have one. not even an electric one! i think hardly anyone has a fireplace in my country. Perhaps some ambassadors who miss home have electric ones in their homes, but it's warm all year round so... unless they switch on the cold air conditioning at full blast to simulate winter, and then switch on the fireplace electrically to provide some warmth, haha! now wouldn't that be weird and funny?
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I grew up in Florida. So having a fireplace was not something that most people longed for in the southern state. But a couple of years ago, when my partner was looking for a house, I let him know that a fireplace was a must. :) There were a couple of places we have been and had a fireplace for a short time. I completely loved it! And now...happily, we have a house that has a fireplace. It is both a gas and wood burning. But I have converted it into being only a wood burning because that is just what I prefer. :) Happy Holidays Grandpa Bob
• United States
27 Dec 07
We have a fireplace and enjoy sitting near it in the evening. We cozy up on the sofa and watch the flickering flames. It is warm and cozy. When we have a housefull at Christmas it is wonderful to light the fire and share the warmth.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
27 Dec 07
No, we dont have any kind of fire place, but I would love one. Most Australians dont have fireplaces. The old Aussie homes had fireplaces, as it was their only form of heating in winter. On the very rare occasion that I have been in a house with a fireplace, I have always been impressed with them. A number of homes have pot belly homes, or wood burning "oven" type fire place. Wood is expensive unless you have access to free wood. Fireplaces are discouraged here, due to smoke pollution. But I dont think the authorities will ever totally get rid of fireplaces. Aboriginal people have outdoor fires as an integral part of the culture.