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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    You can still buy them. They are sometimes used with a hand powered turntable below them often called a Lazy Susan that could once have been a brand name.
    Lazy Suzie methinks.
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    Christmas tree up at last - placed in a different place in the room as previous years.

    If the baubles don't do it justice, then the lights will instead.
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    Why do all but a tiny minority of people only eat Christmas pudding at Christmas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Why do all but a tiny minority of people only eat Christmas pudding at Christmas?
    Isn't it only available in the shops then ??

    I love it with white sauce or rum sauce


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    Two reasons why I don't really eat Christmas pudding, either at Christmas or at any other time of the year:

    1) It takes ages to prepare and cook.
    2) The taste is too rich and sickly for myself.

    The Coop that I used to live near to had them almost all year round, although the word "Christmas" was not mentioned on the packaging.
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    Orrible!....The last thing i want to eat after a heavy meal is an even heavier pudding plus the sixpence gets stuck in my teeth.
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    It's possible to make a Christmas pudding at any time of the year...

    My own cynical theory is that such a rich, heavy, and potentially alcohol infused concoction is just too unpleasant for most people to actually want to eat. They only force themselves to eat it on one day of the year, after forcing themselves to eat sprouts, simply because it is festive tradition.

    An alternative to traditional Christmas pudding is college pudding. It's lighter than Christmas pudding and includes spices and dried fruit that isn't infused in alcohol. There are times when I think that shops should sell this instead of Christmas pudding as I could eat it regularly. Another alternative is St. Nick's pudding which is based on the old English plum pudding.

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    I like Christmas Pudding, though I agree that it is rather heavy after a big dinner. Always have it with either rum or brandy sauce. It used to be all home-made, but the puddings are shop-bought now my mum is no longer with us.

    Also mince pies. I also love them, but the very cheap ones often seem to have imo disappointing fillings. Home-made are best, but again we have to get shop-bought now mum is gone.

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    When I was in high school we would have a door decorating contest at Christmas time in which the winning homeroom class would get a pizza party. I had the same homeroom for two or three years and we always won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Two reasons why I don't really eat Christmas pudding, either at Christmas or at any other time of the year:

    1) It takes ages to prepare and cook.
    2) The taste is too rich and sickly for myself.

    The Coop that I used to live near to had them almost all year round, although the word "Christmas" was not mentioned on the packaging.
    They are strong tasting but that's why you cover it with oodlings of white sauce or rum sauce ..


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