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kt / December 23, 2005 1:49 PM

marinating my liver in johnny walker black.

christian / December 23, 2005 2:14 PM

sleeping, reading, writing, photographing.

most likly i'll just be doing the sleeping part.

Chuck Norris / December 23, 2005 2:17 PM

roundhouse kicks

daruma / December 23, 2005 2:41 PM

visiting the Spertus Museum of Judaica
watching Brokeback Mountain
stuffing myself at Rezas buffet

Leah / December 23, 2005 3:33 PM

I'm trying to find new plans since the Knishmas concert at the Metro got canceled. Dim Sum anyone?

hench / December 23, 2005 3:44 PM

audio editing, hopefully some bike riding if the weather holds, serious drinking & carousing, sunday brunch, etc... all the usual stuff in my weekend, just for an extra day.

kate / December 23, 2005 4:29 PM

waking up at 7:30 am and trying to go back to bed. Damn sleep cycles and work. Opening a present or two. Avoiding malls and 90/94. Prancing around my neighborhood in new kicks. Drinking too. Have a Happy.

slb / December 23, 2005 4:48 PM

drinking heavily. airing my festivus grievances. sleeping in. watching 40yr old virgin at the brew and view. maybe get something accomplished around the house, maybe, but most likely just getting inebriated w/friends for 3 days...

slb / December 23, 2005 4:49 PM

oh, and on xmas day hopefully some thai food and a matinee of jarhead.

e_five / December 23, 2005 8:13 PM

I have my own Christmas tradition, so this year will be the same as the last six or seven-- balled up in a corner of my tiny one-room apartment sucking on a frozen Banquet Turkey TV dinner while sobbing quietly.

Brittany / December 23, 2005 8:35 PM

Working...at Marshall Field's...quite possibly for the last time. I also plan to spend my time watching Home Alone 1 and 2, drinking hot chocolate and passing out from a food coma.

Baltimore / December 23, 2005 9:34 PM


Well I lost my &#@$%!! bike lock key, so unfortunately I can’t get dressed up in my ratty assed Santa hat, drink lots beforehand at the Twisted Spoke and ride in the Annual Santa’s Rampage, a patriotic event to terrorize- by bike- the evil hordes of Suburbanites- who brought us 8 years of Bush- and spineless liberals- who brought us eight years of Bush- as they shop along North Michigan Avenue to feed our Evil Empire.

So instead, tomorrow some friends and I are going to wear mardi graw beads along with just plain old strange and ridiculous outfits and dine, drink and menace suburbanites and yuppies at some really expensive restaurant in the west loop, so if ya see us I would urge ya to cross the street! Christmas dinner I’m making hot assed Cajun Gumbo from a recipe I stole from my Aunt Murk while she was drunk years ago. Then were going to The Bossman’s Blues Center located under the green line el tracks in East Garfield Park.
I try to spend all my Christmas’s, drinking in a real blues joints full old black folk! Since the 9th ward is temporarily disconnected, The Bossman will just have ta do.

But before that I’m going to drop off gifts for my “adopted” Christmas Family in the Austin Neighborhood. My “adopted” family is an 80 year old grandmother raising her crack addicted daughter’s two children. They can only afford a “nice dinner” this year, states her letter. I found out about this family because they along with other families wrote WLS radio seeking the most basic “gifts, hats coats, gloves, Jr. Monopoly, Uno cards, Barbie dolls etc. WLS being the Rush Limbaugh, Shawn Hannedy crazy nut wing radio station with millions of dollars in its coffers simply dumped the request letters at my office because they just assumed that we would take care of them all. Those in my office who wanted to respond to the letters did, most didn’t, so just remember that when you folks are writing about your corny dreaming of a white Christmas, Miracle on 37th Street family traditions while listing your “traditional family” recipes of chest nut and sage stuffing and boo fo ho pie that are so “hands down” the best. Course I haven’t seen those responses yet, but like they did at Thanks Giving, I’m sure they are coming
just as I’m coming to terrorize the unsuspecting. Evil chuckle

Signed

Ye Ole Cajun Grinch to be avoided

p.s I just read closley and saw the question was "Other than holiday stuff with family, what else will you be doing..?"

So thank Gawd you want be writing
your corny dreaming of a white Christmas, Miracle on 37th Street family traditions while listing your “traditional family” recipes of chest nut and sage stuffing and boo fo ho pie that are so “hands down” the best.

Carlotta / December 24, 2005 12:34 AM

My boyfriend & I will visit my friend's apartment on Christmas Eve where we'll eat low-fuss foods, drink lots of wine, watch the DVDs "Modigliani" and "Bad Santa," then crash overnight.

On Christmas my boyfriend is hot to see "King Kong" so we'll kill a good three hours that way. He's also insistent for a turkey dinner, so we'll probably end up at the Melrose (ugh) for it.

Rick / December 24, 2005 1:04 AM

Working. All. Weekend.
Please everybody, whip out your tiny violins.

Dave / December 24, 2005 1:33 PM

pirates v. ninjas, pay-per-view

A. / December 24, 2005 3:14 PM

Working really hard for an upcoming show.

Mac / December 24, 2005 6:39 PM

Laundry Under the Influence.

Clare / December 24, 2005 7:47 PM

I'm watching the Christmas specials on BBC America, to remind me of when I used to live overseas (and the rainy weather today is certainly helping that association along). Earlier today I made rum brownies to take over to a friend's house for dessert.

Steve / December 25, 2005 12:00 AM

Gettin' married. Well, actually we already done got!

Ray / December 25, 2005 5:52 PM

I just threw the carcass of my Thanksgiving turkey (been in the freezer since then) into the pot. In about six hours I'll have some killer stock.

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