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Julia Report 19 Dec 2012 11:47

What time are you having yours,and why.

(Just as an alternative subject, if one is needed)

Julia in Derbyshire


AnnCardiff Report 19 Dec 2012 11:52

not a clue - shall be on my own, so have no idea what I shall be eating - not bothered really


Cooper Report 19 Dec 2012 11:54

MIL is doing the dinner this year. First time in 23 years. I think it is a 1pm. I have had Christmas lunch at many different times over the years depending if I'm on shift or not.

An early shift means dinner at 4 ish cooked by OH, I have dished at at 12 mid day if I have been on a late shift so I get lunch before work. If I'm off its at 1 pm, usually because the offering are chomping at the bit with hunger by then :-D



Island Report 19 Dec 2012 11:59

Nice to see you back Julia. :-D

I'm not sure we will be having a Christmas dinner as such but will probably have a veggie roast the evening before with guests and a buffet brunch on the day. Then it depends on when - and if LOL - we feel peckish again. :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 19 Dec 2012 12:00

Same time as usual - 6.00 - 700 p.m.


Barbra Report 19 Dec 2012 12:29

Hya julia We have ours 4pm after the queens speach tradition x its only the two of us & then i put a little buffet out for him indoors & myself we can nibble or not then :-D keep well enjoy your cooking x Barbra


AnninGlos Report 19 Dec 2012 12:37

As we are at daughters for Christmas I think it will be at about 2pm. Then buffet nibbles in the evening.

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 19 Dec 2012 12:44

Like daughters. And my daughter is more laid back than me and ..unless she's changed..not as organised so who knows!!!!


JustJean Report 19 Dec 2012 13:20

We shall be having our christmas meal on boxing day to fit in with our grandson
so just the three of us on The Day we will be doing a ham with jackets and salad with special cheesecake to follow.....sorted..... :-D :-D

*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 19 Dec 2012 14:04

2.00pm for us, then a nice zzzzz in the chair :-D


Barbinsglos Report 19 Dec 2012 14:07

We are early risers so traditionally 1pm

Then same as Mummo zzzz :-D


GinN Report 19 Dec 2012 14:44

Have to visit daughter and grandchildren on Christmas morning, see them opening presents and drink Bucks Fizz, then collect my Dad (he doesn't think he can take the kid's exitement any more!). Getting him in and out of the car is a work of art, so we get back around 12.30. We ask our neighbour to light the oven at midday, and I prep most things on Christmas Eve, so we can socialise over a few drinks for a while. Dad gets rather maudlin and goes to sleep!
We eventually sit down about 3.30, if we can prise eldest grandson, who also joins us, away fro m his laptop. Poor hubby has to stay sober, as Dad won't stay overnight.
Roll on Boxing Day, when we can both relax!


ButtercupFields Report 19 Dec 2012 14:47

As I cannot remember much of last Christmas I expect it will be more of the same! Lots of singing and dancing and neighbours dropping in and throwing shots back and lots of fun and laughs. Maybe it will be a late supper! :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 19 Dec 2012 15:12

What time are you having yours,and why.

What time: at lunch time probably, we'll be at the out-laws for Crimbo this year :-)

Why: 'cos it's Christmas and we'll be hungry :-)



Julia Report 19 Dec 2012 16:52

Karen, I put this thread up this morning at time when, in my opinion only, I thought it needed a little gentle lifting to help others. Fun was called for, not sarcasm, either about the way it was typed, or it's content.

I hope you enjoy Christmas lunch

Julia in Derbyshire

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 19 Dec 2012 17:05

We are going to our daughters which is about an hour s drive from us . They have the in laws coming too from the midlands down to Kent.

Not travelling to theirs till Xmas morning cos OH likes to go to midnight mass and as he isn't driving anymore I will be taking him to his local RC church and picking him up.

Daughter likes to do dinner 1-1.30 cos the pressies are done after lunch. She always said when she was a little girl she hated Xmas dinner cos she felt sick with the anticipation of pressie time.


ButtercupFields Report 19 Dec 2012 17:10

To be fair, Julia, I have never known Karen to be sarcastic and am sure her comment wasn't meant in that way. Just saying :-)

Nice to see you back, by the way.


♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 19 Dec 2012 17:19

We are going to our Sons new home... they have cooked never cooked a full Roast Turkey & trimmings meal before :-| ... so will feed OH a large breakfast

It will be lovely whatever time we eat it & whatever they dish up ... cos I will not have spent my usual Christmas Eve/morning preparing veg, stuffing an over size turkey, preparing the trimmings & making an assortment of puddings.

:-D :-D


BrianW Report 19 Dec 2012 17:32

When the smoke alarm goes off as that will tell us it's done.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2012 17:48

About 4.Youngest is on an 'Early' shift and won't get home until about 3.15

Normally we aim for 1.00 - 1.30, but everything seems to take longer to cook than usual