Xmas eve and day activities?

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Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby devildog » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:05 am

My husband and I are not traveling east to see family until NYE and my 5 year old is with his dad for the holiday this year. Any ideas for Xmas eve and day activities to keep our spirits up? Where do all the orphans go? Is there an amazing midnight mass we could enjoy or a bar with a good vibe? Or both? We like to be out and about, and I'm trying to avoid hibernating! All of our friends have family obligations.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Church?

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:02 pm

devildog wrote:Is there an amazing midnight mass

Ned Flanders wrote:Church?

Is "midnight mass" not church, Ned? It was the last time I checked.
I think devildog was looking for something more specific.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:03 pm

Does the reference to "an amazing midnight mass we could enjoy" not count as "church"?

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:03 pm

Feh. Too slow on the "Submit" button....

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:10 pm

More proof Ned doesn't actually read anything before posting...

As far as specific advice wish I had something good but my xmas's generally involve 4 family events in 24 hours. I understand movie theaters are generally open for Xmas. You may find a few bars opening late on Xmas day. I know the Vintage was open one year late on Xgiving night. Maybe the Jade Monkey.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby kurt_w » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:14 pm

Of course, it's not clear to me whether you'd really want someone named "devildog" showing up at your midnight mass...

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:18 pm

Devildog is slang for a Marine. Jarhead and gyrene are other such terms.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:23 pm

Sorry gals, missed the part about "church" in the original post.

How about a movie?

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:27 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Sorry gals...

Is that suppose to be a put down?

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:38 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:Sorry gals...

Is that suppose to be a put down?

I'm gender splitting my posts. Some say "guys",some "gals" so as not to offend.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby fisticuffs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:44 pm

and some say "Guys and Gals!"
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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby devildog » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:10 pm

Heh. Devildogs are also a delicious baked treat... for the record.

I like the idea of the Monkey as that's one of our go-to drink places - I shall investigate as to whether or not they are actually open.

A movie would work but also seems kind of lonely. I was sort of hoping someone would post "Oh, you haven't heard? All the fun Madison Xmas orphans gather for sledding, followed by cocktails and food at <insert awesome place here>". I suspect that was wishful thinking. Sigh.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby jjoyce » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Harris Lemberg appears to be appearing at Mickey's:

http://www.thedailypage.com/theguide/de ... is-Lemberg

And that's all I have to say about that.

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Re: Xmas eve and day activities?

Postby Ducatista » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:29 pm

Midnight mass at St Patrick's for me.

Told a friend I was thinking of going this year for old times' sake, and she asked if she asked if I'd take her so she could experience a full dose of Catholic ritual. I wonder how it'll measure up to her expectations and my memories. I'm about as ex as a Catholic can be, but my heart swells with papish pride when I look back on all the gorgeous midnight masses I attended over the decades.

Pretty sure St Patrick's has the only midnight mass on the isthmus, so I may do recon this Sunday to find out how early we'll have to show up.


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