When do you usually have Christmas dinner with Friends?

@Bebs08 (10685)
United States
December 8, 2008 3:28pm CST
Well, just last Saturday night we had our Christmas dinner in our church. Hmmmm too early for the Christmas haha but it was fun. We have our Christmas program and dinner with friends and other visitors. Others are asking why too early well, some people will be traveling to other states for Chrismas so we have no time to be together as a church family and friends so we did it earlier. What about you? will you wait until Dec. 25 to have Christmas dinner with friends? Just curious to hear your story.
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• Philippines
8 Dec 08
this reminds me of something and i smiled when i read the title of your post. i made a lot of friends way back in college, we were all seven as we graduate most of them worked outside the city and other went out of the country. that leaves me and my two other single friends in the city where we all lived in. it has always been a tradition of us 3 to have a Christmas dinner together, usually happens 2 to 3 days before Christmas. What is so funny is that we call it as "Christmas Party sang mga Laon" or "Spinster Christmas Party". LOL. we will be having it again this year though we haven't talked when it is exactly. I am really looking forward to it, this maybe the last time that we will be calling this get together with that name since i will get marry next year. LOL.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
wow!! princess at last "indi kana gid laon" you are not spinster anymore.. hahaha congratulations in advance.This year's Christmas dinner for the spinster can be called your farewell to the laon group hahaha.. yea, that is worth remembering.
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• Philippines
9 Dec 08
indeed, i hope my two other friends will find their knights in a shining Armour so we can change the party's name then. hahahahah. thanks a lot friend.
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• Philippines
27 Mar 09
Thanks for the best response friend...
9 Dec 08
really its like great festival in my home. all my guardians ,friends,and relatives.gather at my home.and my mother who is gud at the prepaaration of food items.makes smelling and spicy non-veg and many other varities.and we almost celebrate on the day of christmas
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
wow!! you make me feel hungry thinking of that food you will be eating on that day. Merry Christmas.
• United States
9 Dec 08
i am going to have a christmas dinner this weekend with a couple of my friends it should be fun were all going to bring are favorite movie,game and music well take a vote on wat we do first but were gonna have bbc,pizza,all types of soda yea... it will be fun :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :)
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Oh that would be fun!! good luck and merry Christmas.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
9 Dec 08
well ours this year is a day after christmas.we do have a skit organised by children.the theme is about the birth of JESUS and later on their is a lavish dinner with friends.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Oh!! that is similar as what we had last time. We had a skit about the birth of Jesus participated by the kids then we had eating after. That's all. No games and exchange gifts.
@dana820 (277)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
My friends and I will be having a (post-Christmas) dinner party after the 25th - been doing that for the past two years and this year will be the third time. It's turning out to be a tradition which is good since most of our friends have left the country and haven't had time (nor the money -- so they say! LOL) to come back here for the holidays. I can't wait to see them! :D
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
wow!! that is really exciting to think about. I wish i can be with my long time friends in my country also but that will never happen again. Good luck and merry Christmas.
@jhenn22 (1242)
• Philippines
8 Dec 08
usually i and my friends have dinner after the Dec.25..We agreed that christmas day should be celebrated with our family.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Oh that is cute!!! it reminds me of our family gathering during Christmas. I miss that day. I have been away from my family for 3 Christmas celebration already. I am just imagining that they are all together, my brother and his family and my sister and her family together with my parents. They will have get together in my parent's house. I am the only one living far away so, I can't be there for the 3rd time. How i wish I can just come in a day... hehehehe
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
8 Dec 08
Hi bebs, well it is good that you all think about each other. Well the genius behind should be congratulated because I know that here in my country they would go along with the december 25 date. If I was active in church then maybe I would have done what you do. It is always good to consider others.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Yea, it is fun to be friends in church.. Nice food and wonderful program..but I think it was too early.. hahaha.. but still we have fun!!
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I will be having a party after Christmas for my friends. I just had my big family Christmas with my sisters, brother and nephew and neices last Sat. night..and I am getting company over the holidays that are staying a week so I have tons of stuff to do in preparation for them...then they will be here so it's too much to have a dinner for friends. So come January....we'll be having our Christmas.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
wow!! so you have lots of Christmas parties ha? for your family and for friends? Oh!! I love that when family stay with us. It;s nice to have fun with them, do some activities we don't usually do. I could imagine your being busy but am sure you are also glad you have them for the week. And again another fun for January for friends? Great!!!
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Hi Bebs! We only have few friends here and we actually go out with them almost every week, lol. Last year we have dinner in our friends house, few days before of after Christmas and I'm assuming that it will be the same this year. Advance Merry Christmas.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Merry Christmas to you too. Well, for us, we will have another Christmas dinner in a friend's house on Christmas eve. Not much fun because we only have dinner nothing more.
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Our Christmas Dinner at church is December 14th. We have a party at our house on Dec 19th for friends and our family eats dinner on Christmas eve. I'm going to have to go shopping for some bigger clothes on Dec. 26th LOL
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
wow!! what a great celebration!! lots of fun, food and fellowship with friends and family. Oh!! I miss that fun!! Christmas here is not like what I used to. Merry Christmas.!!
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
9 Dec 08
Hello Bebs. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself so much for the Christmas dinner with your friends. I think that it is a good idea to have this special dinner earlier as friends will scatter at a different place on that day. This way all are present. Well, I guess that we will be organized to have a Christmas dinner as well by my school boss together with those foreign teachers at our school's nice and grand hotel. I am looking forward to it with keen interest. Merry Christmas to you, Bebs.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Wow!! that would be nice. so, you are working at the school? I remembered when I was also working in a school, we usually have our Christmas party on the 19th of December. It is always fun, we have games,exchange gifts and lots of food. I miss that kind of activity. I wish i can have that fun again. Merry Christmas.
@salonga (27830)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
Indeed your Christmas dinner has been too early! Anyway, for as long as the Christmas spirit is there, the date does not really matter. And obviously you seemed to have really enjoyed the fun. In our Church, we have set to do it on December 21. As always if will definitely be a very joyful event again. My son who is always the host of the party is now preparing the program and preparing games which everyone will truly enjoy. Of course there will be exchange gifts and raffles. The food will flood again as each family will bring shares for the Potluck. I'm already so excited! We don't do our Church Christmas party on the very day of Christmas. December 25 is set as a date exclusively for individual family celebration.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Hi my friend, wow I can truly imagine your happy faces on that day. I tell you what? Christmas celebration in America is very different from what we have in our country. Their program is very simple. They are not having games and exchange gifts. They only have short presentation about the birth of Jesus then music and eating that's all. That is in our church. I don't know in other places what they do. But am sure they have very simple program and lasted only for 2 hours unlike what we usually have, we will go up to midnight... hahaha..
@katkat (2378)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
Me and my friends will have our Christmas dinner or Christmas party I should next week December 19. Well have it in our favorite hangout place. It is like a small restaurant where you can buy drinks. I'm excited with it and sure to have fun and have discounts too as we are known in that place. We make friends to the owner and staff. They say that we are there regular customers. I'm looking forward to it as it would be our last get together this year and don't know when will be the next as everyone is busy with work and school. Advance Merry CHRISTmas!!!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
wow!!! that is pretty exciting to think about.. am sure you will have fun together. Oh yes, we always have that date for Christmas party when I was yet in my home country. we usually have Christmas party on the 19th of Dec.. wow!! good for you. Good luck..wish you the best.. merry Christmas.
@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Usually christmas Eve and day is spent with family. I think Bernie's family dinner in michigan is December 27th. I don't know if or when we will celebrate with friends as our thanksgiving dinner with friends got ruined by Bernie's jerk of a brother in law. My cousin is having a friend and family party on December 19th, i dont really get along with that cousin so i am still undecided if i am looking forward to that party or not.
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Hi Yvonne, good for you, you can spend Christmas with your family. That time is very memorable for me. Oh!! so you are not sure to be with your cousin's party? oh!! I hope you will be getting along this Christmas so that Christmas will be a happy one for both of you. Good luck.
• United States
8 Dec 08
We have a progressive dinner, a little here a little there, eventually we get to see everyone and eat some good food.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
9 Dec 08
wow I love that progressive dinner.. I never experience that, eating a little here and there. I had just experienced being invited on the 25th for a Dinner in a friend's house. It is fun,. but that is it.. there's nothing more like another there? Good for you.
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@theonerm5 (365)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I have dinner with mostly family but everybody that is my friend or a friend of my family is very much welcome!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
8 Dec 08
Oh really? so, when do you usually have your Christmas dinner? do you wait for Dec. 25 to have it? just curious...