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I like x-mas in Thailand 😉  

Had Christmas once on beach in the Maldives, was totally wierd eating lobster, just wasnt "Christmas" at all to me. As the years have rolled on it doesnt mean anything anymore. Its a time for you

I love the beach, dont get me wrong. but christmas day in the beaming hot sun just doesnt feel right, does it?   If I had one wish every year it would to be transported back to blighty

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5 minutes ago, giddyup said:

 The subject is about spending Xmas in a hot climate. Do you really need to have it spelled out?

Better have a conversation with my dog, get better replies. Good bye.

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Christmas for me and the wife this year means Lazada and online groceries have been busy. In recent weeks I have bought

 

1 x 5 Kg turkey

1 500g Sage and onion stuffing.

4 x mince pies

2 Individual Christmas puddings (both for me, wife hates them 🙂 )

8 x 500ml cans of Frosty Jack's Apple Cider

1 x 5 foot Christmas tree, lights and garlands - the locals, esp the kids, love my tree.

1 x decent gift for the wife.

1 x 48 box of Beng Beng for the local kids

 

It will be a fun day in the sun, nowhere near the beach but also checking Pattaya hotels as a trip is still possible.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Saltire said:

Christmas for me and the wife this year means Lazada and online groceries have been busy. In recent weeks I have bought

4 x mince pies

2 Individual Christmas puddings (both for me, wife hates them 🙂 )

 

Did you buy the mince pies and pudding from Lazada? Can't find anything listed.

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3 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

 

Who are the mince pies four?

I can't answer that till I find out if the wife likes them or not. She has never had Christmas mince pies. Here's hoping it's the same result as the Christmas pud, which means the answer will be 'me'.

 

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Just now, Saltire said:

I can't answer that till I find out if the wife likes them or not. She has never had Christmas mince pies. Here's hoping it's the same result as the Christmas pud, which means the answer will be 'me'.

 

My daughter sends me a home made Christmas cake every year. Not found one Thai that likes it.

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Spent Xmas last year in Udon. Found a decent Xmas dinner, better than anything I’ve had outside my home in the UK. 

 

The Thais seemed to be making more of it each year with decorations everywhere, and the children more switched on. I guess they see the commercial benefits. 
 

Give me the heat over the s-hit weather here any day. 
 


 

 

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13 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Had Christmas once on beach in the Maldives, was totally wierd eating lobster, just wasnt "Christmas" at all to me.

As the years have rolled on it doesnt mean anything anymore. Its a time for young families and kids and snow which has all long gone for me.

Pretty hard to find snow in Australia in December

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In my opinion, it's what you make of it.  12 Friends are getting together at a Restaurant on the beach, with traditional Christmas Dinner and we will by a pressie worth less than 500 baht each, which will be picked blind-folded.  We have as much alcohol as you want, included in the price and we intend to have a whale of a time having fun with our Friends.  Sure it will be different, but that is the beauty of life.  You are not here for ever, so enjoy it whilst you can is our motto!

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I have spent most of my life changing, making adjustments to my situation, my environment, my circle of friends - Christmas!

Now 75, I have enjoyed the Western-style Christmas, especially without religion, for more than 50 of those years.

In Thailand, Christmas is becoming more popular, but mainly spurred on by the media and business interests and of course an excuse for Thais to have another party. Being close to the New Year creates a "season" of festivities that also appeals to tourists for a warm-weather Christmas for a change.

 

I do miss the traditional Christmas but not enough to do much about it!

 

My Thai wife and I exchange gifts and some of our friends have entered into this spirit as well!

 

Anyway, I take a moment to offer good wishes and goodwill for those I know, and those I don't know for the coming Christmas period and the New Year, hoping that whatever maybe not so good in your life to become so!

 

Meanwhile, I feel for those people all over the world for whom Christmas might easily be some kind of ordeal this year as it relates to the Covid-19. My heart goes out to them!

 

Cheers!

 

Chris and Kessara in warm and sunny Lampang

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