Which is best place to go in new year 2020?

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11. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1032 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

I bet you'd enjoy it with my family. They are great.

I'm not really a 'Family Holiday' person.
It's not something I'm used to.

12. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1215 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I guess it depends on your family. We all enjoy each other and have similar views on politics, etc. so talk up a storm when we get together. We all love the outdoors and nature and we all read constantly. Holidays are a fun excuse to get together. We're all pretty good cooks too . . . ???? Everyone is good about sharing cooking and cleanup duties and we'll try almost anything foodwise.

Now that I think about it we all like painting or photography (or both) too. We've got neat kids and they are all bona fide adults. Youngest granddaughter is a high school senior so we're pretty peaceful at this point.

Family is definitely a lot more fun than a bunch of loud strangers on a holiday. No stress, just fun and good food.

13. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

At one point we started spending the USA Thanksgiving on a trip. Not because we didn't like our families, but because it was the best way to solve the "whose family will we spend the holiday with" problem since, being basically lazy, I didn't want to do the work to have them all to visit us

This was after our oldest got married and had kids and she had to pick to spend Christmas and Thanksgiving with her in-laws or with us or with my widowed mother.

Then after we retired, we started spending the winters down south on our boat. I remember sitting on the deck when we were on a mooring near Key BIscayne and watching fireworks from four different cities - Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove and Crandon Park. Bob was asleep below. I don't think I've been to a real NYE party with everyone dressed up and with champagne and dancing since I was 16. It was fun to do once. But going to a party where other people are drinking (I do not) is really not fun - after the first hour you have no one sensible to talk to.

So I agree - sitting at home with a pizza and watching TV is a fine way to spend NYE. (Although I would not be wearing anyone's boxers

14. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1215 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

So I agree - sitting at home with a pizza and watching TV is a fine way to spend NYE. (Although I would not be wearing anyone's boxers

We all do drink wine although none of us goes past a glass or two at most. One thing you will never find us doing is watching tv. The grandkids like videos but the rest of us don't turn it on unless it's to watch the Boston Pops or the Vienna Phil on NYE. Even the Boston Pops has gotten to "poppy" for us. Get enough of that stuff in the grocery.

On NYE we have our traditional fondue party with several kinds of fondue. It's a big mess but we all love it and everyone pitches in to cook and clean up. I also make soft pretzels to dip in the cheese fondue. Christmas and Thanksgiving are turkey and all the trimmings going back to when I was tiny and probably well beyond. Many hands make light work . . .

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16. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1204 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

Quoting greatgrandmaR

So I agree - sitting at home with a pizza and watching TV is a fine way to spend NYE. (Although I would not be wearing anyone's boxers

We all do drink wine although none of us goes past a glass or two at most. One thing you will never find us doing is watching tv. The grandkids like videos but the rest of us don't turn it on unless it's to watch the Boston Pops or the Vienna Phil on NYE. Even the Boston Pops has gotten to "poppy" for us. Get enough of that stuff in the grocery.

On NYE we have our traditional fondue party with several kinds of fondue. It's a big mess but we all love it and everyone pitches in to cook and clean up. I also make soft pretzels to dip in the cheese fondue. Christmas and Thanksgiving are turkey and all the trimmings going back to when I was tiny and probably well beyond. Many hands make light work . . .

Fondue sounds like fun. While my dad was alive, my parents would have a buffet party - turkey, ham, shrimp, munchies, wassil and eggnog.

My mother would have everyone for Thanksgiving or Christmas, but one year she just could not manage to have the turkey done before everyone was "hangry". (She was probably in her late 80s at the time.) Everything else was done, but not the turkey. So after that if she hosted the group, someone else cooked the turkey.

My family is so spread out that it is difficult for us to be all together unless it is for something like a wedding or a funeral. (We have had one of each this year) And even then, not everyone can come. We live in Maryland, and our geographically closest child is also in Maryland, but the others are in Texas, Florida and South Carolina, with grandchildren in Vermont, RI, CT, Maryland, D.C., Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida. We all get together for our significant anniversaries (we just had our 60th) - the four children, 3 inlaws and 2 of the 10 grandchildren. Generally our kids plan a get-to-gether every couple of years. But it is not usually at Xmas or New Years.

17. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 764 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

For New Year we usually just stay up to watch the harbour fireworks on TV. The last time I saw them in real life I was a child. Every year we keep telling each other maybe this year we will book one of those New Year dinners that the harbourside restaurants offer but then December comes upon us we are just think "nah can't be bothered maybe next year"

For Chinese New Year it really is about the food. Everyone cooks the most complicated dish they have and then we all bring it together for one big feast. In some communties there are some festivities so we will go visit those places watch some dances and of course buy more food!

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