My favourite non-standard holiday traditions


New Year's dinner 2011

New Year's dinner 2011

My favourite part of the holidays is, and has been for years, our New Year’s Day dinner. We buy the fanciest foods we can think of—ones that we couldn’t afford to eat regularly, eat them and enjoy each other’s company. There’s no presents to worry about, and there’s never anything happening on the evening of the 1st of January (it all happened on the previous evening).

This year, we had steak and crab’s legs. We tried having lobsters one year, but Caitlin empathises too much with any food that has a face.


    title = {My favourite non-standard holiday traditions},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2011-01-1,
    url = {}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "My favourite non-standard holiday traditions" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 01 Jan 2011. Web. 22 Mar 2019. <>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2011, Jan 01). My favourite non-standard holiday traditions [Web log post]. Retrieved from

2 responses to “My favourite non-standard holiday traditions”

  1. Mike Morton says:

    Crab Legs are my favourite food, good choice!

  2. Murph E. says:

    Anything you eat with lemon butter is good. :)

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