For many the 25th of December is awash in trees, decorations, family dinners and religious meaning.
For others of us, there is a completely different set of activities to be indulged. I don’t known when it started but Chinese food is a significant feature. When I think of it, in the 1960s & 70s it was the cuisine of the restaurants open on the 25th in large US cities. Fast forward to today where choices abound. There is Thai, Vietnamese, Indian. You can chose from Nepalese if you are in the UK or Pakistani. Perhaps Malaysian is more to your tastes? Oh I almost forgot! Japanese, Korean and Turkish in big and many smaller cities.
But in any case, going out and doing something is the order of the day. Usually that something is a movie. In fact, I think in NYC you have to be Jewish to go to the movies on the 25th. Bring that we are in Vienna, the first thought we had – Museums. Starting with the Jewish Museum of Vienna followed by the Museum Judenplatz.
Thai is on the menu for the evening, rather than going back to the ship for supper like everyone else. Movie? Ah, George brought along a DVD to watch. Something by the Coen Brothers about growing up in St Louis Park.