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Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas - or whatever you're celebrating for the winter solstice this year.

How are all you expats in France celebrating the holiday? Any big changes in plans, thanks to the "lovely" weather, various public transport failures or assorted strikes? (Heck, even Radio France Info is on strike at the moment.)
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Bev
 

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Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas - or whatever you're celebrating for the winter solstice this year.

How are all you expats in France celebrating the holiday? Any big changes in plans, thanks to the "lovely" weather, various public transport failures or assorted strikes? (Heck, even Radio France Info is on strike at the moment.)
Cheers,
Bev
Thanks Bev and Merry Christmas to you, luckily we are staying here in France, dont like travelling at Christmas and thank goodness for that, I feel so sorry for everyone caught up in the Eurostar shambles.
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A "Merry Happy"? Are you sure you haven't started celebrating already, Bev? ;)

Anyway the thought is much appreciated, and the same to you and all fellow French ExpatForumers :)
 

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A "Merry Happy"? Are you sure you haven't started celebrating already, Bev? ;)

Anyway the thought is much appreciated, and the same to you and all fellow French ExpatForumers :)
A "merry happy" is what I start wishing people when I suspect there may be folks in the audience who don't celebrate Christmas. (I actually consider Christmas a secular holiday - but some folks get upset when I say that...)

One friend of mine celebrates the Solstice, and in the US there are plenty of folks who go for Kwaansa (not sure of the spelling). Of course I think Hanukkah is pretty much over, isn't it?

Anyhow, we found a bottle of "Christmas wine" we bought several years ago and have decided that this is the year to make sure it's still OK. It seems to be mulled wine, but they advise on the label that you can add a bit of rum to it while heating it. I'll report back after Christmas on that one...
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A "merry happy" is what I start wishing people when I suspect there may be folks in the audience who don't celebrate Christmas. (I actually consider Christmas a secular holiday - but some folks get upset when I say that...)

One friend of mine celebrates the Solstice, and in the US there are plenty of folks who go for Kwaansa (not sure of the spelling). Of course I think Hanukkah is pretty much over, isn't it?

Anyhow, we found a bottle of "Christmas wine" we bought several years ago and have decided that this is the year to make sure it's still OK. It seems to be mulled wine, but they advise on the label that you can add a bit of rum to it while heating it. I'll report back after Christmas on that one...
Cheers,
Bev
Bev,

Thanks for all the info throughout the year. We are not in France yet but as soon as the house sells, we will be there (sud). Thanks, for the greeting. I will consider it as a CHRISTmas greeting but everyone else as they seem fit (I allow those who celebrate in their own way). Hope the season goes well for your and yours. You are really helpful to those of us who depend on your assistance and knowledge.
 
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