Bom Natal

It’s Christmas Eve, the day when most Portuguese have their big family dinner and open gifts. My brother-in-law is here for a visit, to our son’s great delight, and our dinner is roasting/simmering/refrigerating. The house is full of good smells, and if there aren’t a great number of gifts under the tree, it doesn’t matter because each of them will be received with delight. (Especially the one I got for my wife, which I can’t tell you about because she reads this blog.)

I wish all of you a bom Natal, and hope that you are enjoying these special days.


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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4 Responses to Bom Natal

  1. xenatuba says:

    I think that is the German custom, too, although we’re doing our celebrating American style. bom Natal to you and yours.

  2. mudlips says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. Lisa Shaw says:

    We do the Christmas thing at 5 p.m. sharp on Christmas Eve, which is not only 19 minutes away now but WHO’S COUNTING?!? That is a German custom, xenatuba, and I can’t imagine having it any other way. Fröhliche Weihnachten! 🙂

  4. CoolNik says:

    New Zealand is always well ahead of the rest of the world so when you are just getting ready to celebrate Christmas, we are getting ready for the Boxing Day BBQ on the beach!
    Our best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year are just as heartfelt even if they are early. So I wish you all a happy, healty New Year.

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