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Food for Christmas

Not mince pies or turkey but...

When my son H was 6 he asked for a joint of ham for Christmas. And indeed got one, from Granny T, whose baked ham is unequalled in its yumminess.
When his best friend Oli was three, all he wanted for Christmas was a watermelon. And this year his little brother Oscar, 4, beloved of my heart, showed me his letter to Santa the other day. 'I would like a Nintendo DS and toast.' Toast! His sister wrote a letter, asking for 'chocolate'. And then scrapped it for a new letter requesting 'lots of chocolate.'

Is this a common thing? Or is it just a weird Yorkshire habit?

In which case, if Father Christmas is keeping an eye out - could I request perfectly cooked (and not by me) steak frites every night for dinner? Thanks, Santa.

Posted at 17th Dec 2008 - 10:22AM   Posted by KittyB   Food for Christmas Comments: 7

Angel's Avatar It must be a yorkshire thing Kitty!
I remember clearly being about 7 or 8 and asking Santa for "one of those stockings with nuts and satsumas in like my Nan used to have when she was a girl..." Then I added...with some chocolate coins too please..."

Eeh by gum! There's nowt so funny as folk!!


Posted by: Angel on 17th Dec 2008 at 10:29AM

Pipany's Avatar Doesn't happen here but could I have my Mum's braised steak please? Very Happy

Posted by: Pipany on 17th Dec 2008 at 10:54AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar I used to ask for a tin of tomato puree for Christmas...!

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 17th Dec 2008 at 12:19PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Tomato puree Shocked REALLY!!!!! Berlimey.

I always wanted pink and white sugar mice in my stocking . . . no Christmas was complete without them. I loved and still love my turkey dinner though and I adore sprouts and roast parsnips . . . YUM

Posted by: Westerwitch on 17th Dec 2008 at 12:38PM

Woolyworks's Avatar How charming to have children who don't ask for huge gifts and pricey "stuff"! They seem to be the types that are pleased with very little in a material way and I love that! I laughed about the request for "lots of chocolate". Beautiful! You have not because you ask not, right?

Posted by: Woolyworks on 17th Dec 2008 at 02:59PM

Salle de Bain's Avatar I think that's lovely....children with great values....and individuality....

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 17th Dec 2008 at 05:41PM

The eldest son was three when he asked Father Christmas for a 'pretty tree' in his stocking. No problem you might think, but it was 12.30 on Christmas eve when we were on our way to the panto. I scoured Newcastle trying to find a tiny artificial thing and eventually spotted one, sitting on the counter of a pet shop, draped in red and blue tinsel. It was their attempt at decoration. When I asked if I could buy it they obviously thought I was potty, but when I exlained why I wanted it they refused to take anything for it. It's 12" high, made of gold tinsel and soooooo tacky. I put it into the top of his stocking and needless to say the boy was thrilled. 23 years on and it still makes an annual appearance.Very Happy

Posted by: @themill on 17th Dec 2008 at 08:50PM

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