[Dixielandjazz] Christmas cheer

dingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Sat Dec 18 07:04:35 PST 2004

John Farrell wrote:

>I have just crawled out of the wreckage of a hard drive crash to wish
>everybody on the list a very merry Christmas. Here's a link demonstrating
>how we celebrate Christmas here in the UK
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/4081415.stm
>John Farrell
>Dixielandjazz mailing list
>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
Don Ingle replied with:
I would have to note that the Scots may have the best idea of how to 
celebrate this holiday season.
The word is Hogmanay -- and about 400,000 are expected to take part in 
Glasgow alone.
My Scots ancestors took part in such and it explains why I brighten up 
on hearing such phrases as "come in and have a drink," "The Bar's open," 
"hurry and order - it's Last Call," and "Let's party!"
This tradition is much like Trick or Treating for grown ups. A good 
Scots-born friend of mine, knowing of my own Scots roots, used to call 
me up every year to wish me a Happy Hogmanay. Having had this tradition 
passed down in my family, I understood what was meant and thanked him 
for the good thought. Open the Cardhu and let's get at it!
So, Scots or not, let me in turn pass on the same invitation to you and 
all lurkers to indeed have a Happy Hogmany.
Don Ingle

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