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Christmas Eve
a snack before Santa Pop comes knocking

Today is Christmas Eve, December 24th.

Large meals are common, often with turkey or ham as the main item. A traditional dish in Germany is roasted goose. In the Czech Republic and Slovakia it is a fish soup and breaded roasted carp with potato salad. Italian Catholics eat seven types of seafood. In some parts of Eastern Europe such as Poland and Lithuania, a traditional meatless 12-dishes Christmas Eve Supper is served before opening gifts. In Norway common dishes are pork ribs, pinnekjøtt (literally 'stick meat': salted, dried and sometimes smoked lamb's ribs which are steamed, usually, but not necessarily, over birch branches, and served with potato and mashed rutabaga), and, last but not least the notorius - and most excellent! - lutefisk, a traditional dish of the Nordic countries made from stockfish (air-dried whitefish) and soda lye. Traditionally, a rich amount of beer and akevitt (aquavit) are served as well. (sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and others)

Here are some musical dishes to go for the day and evening. Cheers!

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: "Christmas Eve" (off Spanish Dance Troupe)
Ben Folds: "Lonely Christmas Eve" (off The Grinch - Original Soundtrack)
Sufjan Stevens: "That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!" (Songs for Christmas)
Low: "Blue Christmas" (single)
Chris Isaak: "Christmas on TV" (off Chris Isaak Christmas)
Kate Bush: "Home For Christmas" (off Rubberband Girl single #2)
Tom Waits: "Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis"
Of Montreal: "Christmas Isn't Safe For Animals" (off the Kindercore compilation Christmas Two)
Mogwai: "Christmas Song" (off Mogwai EP)
Beck: "The Little Drum Machine Boy" (off the Sleighed compilation)

Cheers! Ta-dah!

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