Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fa la la la la, heh heh heh heh

We have a stranded American physicist coming over for Christmas dinner tomorrow. I'm thinking it's a great chance to do really weird things and convince him they are Australian Christmas traditions. (He is taking revenge in advance by promising to bring a pumpkin pie.)

So, what are some exciting new Australian Christmas traditions I haven't thought of yet?

8 Comments:

Bardiac said...

Vegemite dip? (I understand it's an acquired taste?)

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

A pumpkin pie isn't revenge -- it's good!

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Well, of course we know that all Australians dance naked around the Christmas tree.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to go drop-bear hunting after the sun sets!

Dorie said...

Tell him you hid an opal in the pudding???? Merry Christmas to you and yours, Styley!

shrinkykitten said...

One year we went to my cousins' for xmas and my dad convinced them that he needed to bring a bohemian lemon cake to honor my mom's family's traditions. It was the only way, basically, they would have allowed him to make and bring something. So my dad had a recipe for lemon cake he'd never used before and made it. On xmas, he went on and on about how the recipe had been passed down for generations and we ate it every xmas.

We all then took a bite of cake - and it was the most horrific thing we'd ever tasted. It had actual lemon pieces in it - tons of lemon pieces so it was extremely tart and lemony. It was horrible.

I recommend doing something like that.

Or maybe convince him that barbecued spiders are an xmas delicacy?

JustMe said...

Calling something "normal" like chicken, traditional Christmas roasted kangaroo/koala/insert Australian animal here.

I second the naked dancing! And how about a midnight naked search for the australian pine cone/other plant thing hard to find there that us the spirit of Australian Christmas. Bonus points for dressing like warriors or scavengers or pirates or some historical australian thing that will make you freeze your ass off if it's cold, or have heatstroke if it's hot.

What about the location of the tree " having to be a certain place" in the room b/c of latitude longitude and you're being in the southern hemisphere...

Ok ill stop now. This is such fun, even vicariously!

StyleyGeek said...

Justme, you are officially invited for Christmas! Those are hilarious ideas.

And I love Shrinky's idea of the lemon cake and Bardiac's vegemite dip. Maybe we should have a traditional Vegemite Cake. With an opal hidden inside (I wish).

Actually we were pretty normal, but he must have got wind of our plans because he brought chocolate-covered nemesises (he claimed they are actually called buck eyes, but we know better). And we ate them all NOM NOM NOM and died.