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My French Christmas: Emily

Hannah Duke 12/11/12

How do you spend Christmas in France? What do the French do better at Christmas time? And what could they learn from your pays de naissance? We investigate…

Emily says…

Emily Monaco - 08/06/2012My favourite thing about Christmas in France…
The way that it creeps up on you.

By the time Christmas actually rolls around in the States, you’ve been waiting so long that it’s a bit anti-climactic.

Christmas in France tends to just pop up; the decorations only come out about a month before, and it’s just enough time to get excited and finish your Christmas shopping before the big day.

Virginia Jones 16/10/12 What I miss about Christmas in my hometown…
Christmas movies on television. I managed to track down a copy of ‘Rudolph’ here, but that’s about it.

What I think the French do better at Christmas
Christmas dinner! My mom is an amazing chef, but the traditional offerings of Christmas meals here are definitely to my liking: foie gras, oysters, Champagne, capon, bûche… I’m drooling just thinking about it!

What are your favourite things about Christmas in France? 

Tell us in a comment below, or tweet us: @MaVieFrancaise, #MyFrenchChristmas.

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1. Virginia Jones

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