Christmas Greetings From PA Pundits International – 2017

Posted on Mon 12/25/2017 by


Christmas 2017

In what has been a momentous year on every front, the regular contributors at PA Pundits International would like to take this special time to wish you all a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas, and we hope that you can share that day with your family, because after all, Christmas started out with a family, and it is a time when we should remember this with our own families.

Message from TonyfromOz in Australia

I hope all our readers have a wonderful time on this Christmas Day. Stay close to your children, or, if you are older, be close to your grandchildren if they are with you, and you’ll see the happiness in their faces. That is what makes us happy, and while there is so much trouble in the World, our family, our children, and our grandchildren are what keeps us grounded. Most of you have mobile telephones and these have the facility to take images, so if you are in a position to see the faces of your children as they unwrap their presents, take the time to take some images of them to have a permanent reminder of the joy that all children experience at Christmas.

There is so much in the wider World which gives us cause for concern, so on this day, let’s just forget about that stuff and concentrate on our families, and by doing just that, those wider concerns will fade away, even if just for one day.

Take the time to give thanks for what we have.

Here in Australia, in Rockhampton, where I live, Christmas Day will be warm to hot, as it usually is. The maximum temperature looks likely to be around 35C which is 95F, and that’s about the average for a Summer’s day here in Central Queensland.

My good lady wife and I will be having a quiet morning, just the two of us, and we will share a couple of presents with each other over a quiet breakfast. At around 1PM we will be driving the short distance to our daughter’s home, and spending the day with her, her husband, and their daughter, our grand daughter. The Christmas Day meal is usually around early to mid afternoon here in Australia, and more often than not, it is held outdoors, mainly because of the heat.

Not many people in Australia will be partaking of a Christmas meal which most Americans might identify with, that being a hot meal, as here in Australia, the heat makes that type of meal a little too much, especially for those in the kitchen. We will mostly be having cold seafood, cold chicken, cold ham, and salads, usually spread out on large plates placed in the centre of a table downstairs, under an annexe, with shade cloth to protect it all from the Sun, and you just help yourself. And, there will also be some beer as well, but not too much. This year, even I spent some time in the kitchen, preparing something to eat with our salads, but it was only basic in nature, just some curried eggs, and I used an old recipe my mother always used. They are also called Devilled Eggs, but they are basically the same, just boiled eggs cut in half, with the yolks scooped out and crushed, and then adding some mayonnaise and curry powder to the crushed yolks, smoothing this mix out, and then spooning back into the egg halves, and with some Paprika sprinkled over the top.

So, from our family to all our readers, we hope you have a wonderful and a peaceful Christmas with your family, because that is what Christmas is really all about, family, reminding us of that family from more than 2,000 years ago, Mary, Joseph, and their baby boy child, Jesus.

From our other contributors.

Ed and his family, Marlin, Al, Annie, and Pat P would also like to wish our readers a Merry and Blessed Christmas, and may that happiness last all year round.