Too Early for Turkey?


I am sure I have explained this before, but for the benefit of anyone coming to this blog for the first time, I will do my best to be brief. Owing to the fact that my family and the connections between different members (think in-laws) the demands of Christmas mean that everyone want to see everyone else and scheduling can be difficult–Does it really matter who you grace with your presence on Christmas day or Christmas eve?  Apparently it does.

My father, to his credit, does not care what day we celebrate Christmas and eat together. He only cares that everyone can be assembled at one time.  This year it happened on the 15th.  This is not the earliest we have done it (I think the record was a full two weeks before Christmas), but this is certainly early.  Most people haven’t done their last minute Christmas shopping yet.  Last year I was cycling in  Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam and arrived the day before we celebrated.  Ah what a difference a year makes.

So, how does this translate into yesterday’s perfect Moment? Most of you are still anticipating your turkey dinner (or some other tradition that I am unaware of)  I, on the other hand, having already had my turkey, have moved onto the turkey leftover phase.  Yesterday was the delicious turkey sandwich.  I would have preferred to use alfalfa sprouts instead of lettuce, but lettuce is what I had on hand.  Also, you probably cannot see the spicy mustard, but rest assured it was there.

Delicious. And I have enough turkey for another one–maybe two.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to Too Early for Turkey?

  1. Alphe says:

    In all honesty, Christmas should be about the values and traditions behind it, the day should be of lesser importance. Do you get to celebrate Christmas twice in that case, just with fewer members of your family present the second time? Or do you not celebrate Christmas at all on actual Christmas Day?

    • Anthony says:

      Multiple Christmases on multiple days. Sometimes more gifts, always more food and snacks and occasionally some libation.
      How about you?

      • Alphe says:

        That’s perfect then, who wouldn’t want multiple Christmases. I’m on the completely opposite side of the spectrum, my family is so small that Christmas doesn’t stand out from the rest of the year in terms of attendance… That being said, I always go crazy with Christmas baking and prepare enough food to feed an army. And, as a result, we then eat Christmas cookies for like 3 months, until Easter 😀

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