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Happy Holidays everyone! 

(Photo credits: Nationaal Archief / Spaarnestad Photo / Walter Blum at Flickr Commons)

There is exactly one meal a year in which I actually look forward to having some boiled potatoes (with codfish and greens): Christmas dinner.

Have a Merry Good Time, everyone!

Wishing all my readers a Happy Holiday!

Tonight I shall attend that yearly dinner consisting of egg-rich entrées and desserts (pictured above), with boiled cod with boiled potatotes and cabbage as the main course. That is to be followed by a giving of gifts before some people head for church, while the rest of us stay and help ourselves to some wine, cheeses, dry fruits and some more high-octane desserts. We shall have a good time, made slightly melancholic by all the planning and obligation put into it.

I wonder if there is a symbolism to the tradition of having such an incredibly bland main course bracketed by extremely sugary entreés and desserts in Portuguese Christmases. Ah well, enough philosophising:

Whatever it is you do tonight, I wish you a Merry Good Time!

Whatever is your name for the Yearly Gift-exchange, may it be high on spirits and low on socks and regifted coffee mugs.

Merry Christmas / Hannukah / Kwanza / Winter Solstice afterparty / Festivus!