Season's greetings, you Christmas Islanders and GOG community in general!
In my area of Portugal this is what a traditional Christmas looks like: Gede:
This is a commercial for an olive oil, and the song is not a Christmas specific tune (but it is
traditional). I'll see if I can find some local Christmas tunes.
We usually eat boiled dry cod with cabbage (that you see in the clip). I understand it does not sound too yummy, but it is nice if you are not a fancy person. And I think the recipe is just like it sounds: leave the cod in water overnight, to take some salt away, put the cod and cabbage and some sliced garlic in a pan (pressure cooker, perhaps), boil it, serve with a lot of olive oil.
Some people go with the turkey.
I'll try and add some songs and recipes (for sweets, perhaps) tomorrow.
(Should Santa came by my chimney carrying a GOG code, I would welcome him — and that reminds me of a story I'll see if I can add here to the thread. Thanks. I hope this will summon the spirit of Christmas.)
This is the most "traditional" Christmas song in Portugal. As you can quickly understand, it is not that
old. And the lyrics are just as silly and "light" as they can be. No real content in there, just sugar coated happy thoughts. Gede:
t seems you've been nice this year! Santa left a present in your stocking.