Tag Archives: Christmas

Our Christmas Story

26 Dec

‘Twas Christmas day, and all through our home

candles were burning of cinnamon and plum.

The stockings were hung over the bed-couch with care.

While a fire roared for that holiday flare.

Stephen in his new slippers prepped dinner to keep pace.

Maggie decorated using her new vintage vase.

The table was set

with tastes from back home.

Merry Christmas to all and God bless us everyone!

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Christmas Eve Porteño-style

25 Dec

We got a taste of how they do things in Buenos Aires for Christmas Eve. It sounded like a war zone outside so we had to check it out. The height of the “show” lasted for over two solid hours starting at 11:30pm, and even at 3:00am, we could still hear them.

This is a far cry from the usually mellow, indoors Christmas Eves we celebrate in the United States. Seasons probably have a lot to do with that. Because when summer hits in the U.S., we also hit up the firework stands.

UPDATED:

Local news reported an increase in injuries from the fireworks this year, including one death. Spanish article. English article.