Our Christmas tradition. For nine years running, MTM and I have spent Christmas in Montreal. Learn all about our secret to a happy marriage.

Our Christmas tradition. For fourteen years running, MTM and I have spent Christmas in Montreal. The same room at Hotel Gault, the same Christmas Eve gastronomy, and the same Christmas Day routine.

For those of you wondering which one of us has family in Canada, neither of us do. Our secret to a happy marriage is our Christmas tradition of not spending family holidays with family.

Christmas Day, we tune in to Radio Classique Montreal. They always broadcast a version of the complete Handel’s Messiah. (To download the best one ever, follow this link to the Dunedin Consort’s Grammy-winning version.) Without Handel, Christmas is incomplete. The whole pomp of it has come to represent the day for me. [A bit different from Hard Candy Christmas. ;)]

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We listen to the Christmas speech by Queen Elizabeth II, recorded prior to her decampment to Sandringham House and broadcast on Christmas Day. Always, we order room service, sometimes breakfast and dinner, others breakfast only. Movies are always on the agenda. One Christmas, MTM suffered through the entire BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. I take a bath or two. We nap, and we watch the snow fall. With all my being, I try to beat MTM at cards and Yahtzee.

We never leave the room. Nue de Noel is the only way to celebrate the day. 🙂 If you’re around today, please share your Christmas traditions in the comments.

Merry Christmas, Dear Reader.

May peace, happiness and prosperity follow you throughout the coming year and in life beyond.

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Remember the movie Sleepless in Seattle? Well, Ted Strutz gave it a whole new Dad Is Well Hung meaning with his latest contest entry. If Roy were on this tour, do you think he’d enjoy it?

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Golly Molly, Andra! Don’t tell me we’re going on a boat. You trying to kill me? Did I tell you about that time I was in the army? When I had to go on that ship to Southampton, England? The puke was flowing down them hallways. Never wanted to see no ship again after that.

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Good thing you got me perched over the side here, because HLEEAAHHHurkurkBLLEAAHH!!!!!!! (Wipes mouth on sleeve.) Hey there. Yeah, you. My daughter wrote this here book. Wanna buy it?

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What kinda tour is this? First you half kill me on a boat, and now you done gone and took me shopping? Did Linda put you up to forcing me to buy her some extra Christmas finery she don’t need? Because if you dangle me over the side of this balcony much longer, I’m liable to buy that woman anything.

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This is the worst tour I’ve ever taken in my entire life. What exactly do you call that there thing, huh? ART? Looks like a pile of junk to me.
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You trying to kill me? I-Talian food? I don’t eat no I-Talian. That stuff gives me the runs, and (chompchompchomp) I don’t like that green stuff, and (gobblegobblegobble) tomatoes give me gas, and…………You gonna eat that? ‘Cause it’d be a shame to waste it.

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So, you fill me full of I-Talian food, and you drag me to some god-awful shindig, like one of them plays Andra was always doing. Couldn’t stand none of them things……except for that one old guy. Always made me laugh. Wonder if he’s in this ‘un. ‘Cause if this ain’t funny, I could get up there. Did I ever tell you about that time my daddy made me dance on the bar? Yeah, I was two or three, and him and his friends paid me pennies and nickels to smoke cigars and cuss. My Hot Shot routine’d be a hit in a place like See-attle. Lemme see if I can find my way to the front……..

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Geez, Ted. Dad will never be the same!

Hurry! Time is running out! Get your final entries for my #DadIsWellHung Contest ready. All entries must be posted by 11:59pm EST TOMORROW, December 24, 2015.

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

That’s it! Every #dadiswellhung update will be entered to win the #DadIsWellHung Contest.

First Prize: A $25 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Second Prize: A $15 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Third Prize: A $10 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

And to encourage creativity…..
A $25 gift card of choice will be awarded to
MOST CREATIVE #DadIsWellHung post!!!

The only rules for Most Creative?

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

So EVERYBODY can wow Dad with creative homages to his well-hung-ness. Come back tomorrow for a selection of our favorite #DadIsWellHung entries so far.

Winners will be chosen at random on December 26, 2015, except for Most Creative. YOU will vote for your favorite.

 

 

 

 

I sense a #DadIsWellHung theme today. Tell me if you agree.

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Brick House Chick continues to slay this competition. And boy, does she know Roy. He’d probably eat bird seed after he finished the M & M’s. Just don’t ask him to eat Mexican. Or Italian. Or Chinese. Or anything hot-and-spicy.

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Mary Giese took Dad to the cat box. He deserved it after eating bird seed, right? He probably got a few feathers caught in his teeth…….

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Ted Strutz took Dad to a Seattle urinal………though Dad would NEVER place himself there. He knows how abysmal his aim is.

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Robert Johnson also gave Dad pride of place. (Dad never knew visiting a Manhattan apartment could be so sexy……..)

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Tom Merriman probably has the right #DadIsWellHung idea for today’s theme. He used Dad as a nose-pincher. It’s almost like THEY’VE MET.

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Hurry! Time is running out! Get your final entries for my #DadIsWellHung Contest ready. All entries must be posted by 11:59pm EST this Thursday, December 24, 2015.

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

That’s it! Every #dadiswellhung update will be entered to win the #DadIsWellHung Contest.

First Prize: A $25 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Second Prize: A $15 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

Third Prize: A $10 gift card to Amazon/iTunes/Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)

And to encourage creativity…..
A $25 gift card of choice will be awarded to
MOST CREATIVE #DadIsWellHung post!!!

The only rules for Most Creative?

  1. Post a photo of said gift on social media.
  2. Hashtag it #dadiswellhung.

So EVERYBODY can wow Dad with creative homages to his well-hung-ness. Come back tomorrow for a selection of our favorite #DadIsWellHung entries so far.

Winners will be chosen at random on December 26, 2015, except for Most Creative. YOU will vote for your favorite.