There are those who celebrate the religious significance of Christmas. They will tell you that Jesus is the reason for the season but in reality the Yuletide season is a celebration of food and abundance. Food is the reason for the season. Very little of the Christmas season has anything to do with the birth of Jesus. What we commonly refer to and Christmas is in fact a time to pay homage to our Belly God. In Norway for example people from work gather in early December to feast and drink booze. Traditionally, the mother of the house bakes seven types of cookies, julekaker. In the tradition called Julebukk or Nyttårsbukk, children dress up in costumes, visit neighbors, singing Christmas carols and receiving candy, nuts and other gastronomic goodies. "We all want some figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer"
In Denmark, Jul is celebrated on December 24th, which is called Juleaftensdag (Juleaften for Christmas Eve specifically). An elaborate dinner is eaten with the family, consisting of roast pork, roast duck or roast goose with potatoes, red cabbage and gravy. For dessert is rice pudding with a cherry sauce, traditionally with an almond hidden inside. The lucky finder of this almond is entitled to a small gift. After the meal is complete, the family gather around the Juletræ to sing carols and dance hand in hand around the tree. Then the children often hand out the presents which are opened immediately. This is followed by candy, chips, various nuts, clementines, and sometimes a mulled and spiced wine with almonds and raisins called Gløgg is served hot in small cups.
The entire holiday season starting with Halloween is a feast and celebration of the blessing of the Belly God. Every European country and culture celebrate the holiday season with food and excess. America being the greatest nation on earth has turned Christmas in to the most delightful and vulgar Pagan display on earth. That is why the Belly God has smiled upon us.
YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY YUM YUMS!
Happy Holidays to all and a special X-Mas wish to Teddy Bear of http://the-biggest-fattest-blog.blogspot.com/