Christmas Day At The Chinese Restaurant

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. ~Mary Ellen Chase

Christmas Day Has Arrived

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Christmas Day 2010

We finally got a chance to see the Thanksgiving Day parade and then we watched The Christmas Story. A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, including material from his books In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories. It was directed by Bob Clark. The film has since become a holiday classic.

The film is set in Hohman, Indiana, a fictionalized version of Shepherd's hometown of Hammond. Nine-year-old Ralph "Ralphie" Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. While using various schemes to convince his parents to get him this gift he continually bumps into objections from others saying, "You'll shoot your eye out."

Remember: Ralphie's friends Flick and Schwartz disputing over whether a person's tongue will stick to a frozen flagpole. Schwartz ultimately issues Flick a "triple dog dare" (the coup de grâce of dares used by the kids), and Flick's tongue gets stuck to the pole, much to his terror. A suction tube within the flagpole was used to simulate the freezing of Flick's tongue to the pole.

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Everyone's family!

Panda Palace Of Course... No! Sarge Did NOT Eat The Turkey!

Since the kids were busy and have their traditions we decided to begin our own.... Chinese on Christmas Day with friends and family!  Today was fantastic.  We had the Burn's and Cathey's join us foe two hours of serious cavorting with giggles to share for everyone.  Herb Silverstein joined us for the celebration as well as Carri and Dave.  The Kuhn's provided the before dinner entertainment!  Fun for all!

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The judge will throw the case out!

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Vicky and Del provided comic relief and funny stories about her collection of photos of stars

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Deep in contemplation

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Bunny and Paul compare wines!

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Susie and Keith with Bunnaford

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Tom has recovered from the hot sauce....  Dave still looks worried

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Paul checks on Herb to make sure he is behaving and he said....

בָרוךְ אַתָה  יְיָ  אֱלֹהֵֽינו  מֶֽלֶך הָעוֹלָם  בוֹרֵא פְרִי הַגָֽפֶן

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Serious studying going on here

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No Bunny... Wrong menu

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Christmas Dinner  2010 at Panda Palace
Tom is telling a story

Quote To Remember: Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

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"... and then did you hear the one about...."

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Great Stories Get Better All The Time

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Quote To Remember: You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. ~Laurence J. Pete

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Quote To Remember: A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart. ~Attributed to Heather Pryor

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Quote To Remember: The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown

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"You met who and DID NOT tell me???"

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Christmas Dinner  2010 at Panda Palace
"But Tom I thought you knew it was a little spicy"

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Linda nad James enjoying all the cavorting

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Sue brought the cuckoo along

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Keith is attempting to read Susie's mind!  He is drawing a blank!
No... No... She wants "Cream Of Tiger Soup"

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"No cream of tiger soup....please!"

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Decisions decisions... Herb decides to learn Chinese

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Christmas Dinner  2010 at Panda Palace
"No it's OK... I can feel my tongue now..."

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Christmas Dinner  2010 at Panda Palace
Linda is attempting to make that whistling sound again as she bows in his ear

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It's In The Bag So It Is Time To Go....

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"Paul... Did you put any of that hot sauce in my to-go bags??"

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"The flames shot out this far.... No, really"

Christmas Day 2010

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