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Old 12-11-2007, 10:25 AM   #11
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We don't drink much ( except for when in Mexico then the tequilia flows freely)...

This time of year we tend to drink more.. parties, nights at home by the fire with hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps or kaluha.. Then there's New Years Eve, it's almost always a big drinking night for us.

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Old 12-11-2007, 12:05 PM   #12
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We have been alcohol free for years. FIL and DH are recovering alcoholics so...ginger-ale on New Years Eve works for us just fine. Grape juice for communion. Weddings are usually ginger-ale or sparkling apple juice. Works for me!!

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Old 12-11-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
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LOVE that! Uncle Bob is gonna love this too!
Good Evening Miss Kitty my dear....

I would never ruin a good cold glass of Ginger Ale with Bourbon.
Nor, would I ever ruin an Excellent Kentucky Bourbon with Ginger Ale!

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #14
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I am usually alcohol free, just easier to control my blood glucose without..But I have warm memories of my dad and I making his Tom and Jerry batter to have as we open presents ..How I loved them with that sprinkle of nutmeg on top of the hot cream and brandy..Now I put out wine and other things for the kids and their spouses and soda and juice for the little ones..Me I might have a sip or two of red wine, but more likely than not just hot coffee or ice tea...
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:45 PM   #15
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We tend to drink a little more alcohol at this time of year. Well, actually, we don't drink a lot most other times of year - it's not something that can fit in our budget right now.

But I recieved a gift pack of two bottles of Baileys, and have a few bottles of lovely bubbly that we were given (leftover from a wedding) so I feel quite stocked up (don't laugh! ) When you add work functions etc (which I tend to have a lot of at this time of year) I'll definitely drink more than I usually do.

This said, while I enjoy the odd glass of wine, I'm not really the type to over-indulge. Just doesn't do it for me.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:28 PM   #16
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Not a big drinker at any time of the year these days, on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve (if I go out), I am usually alcohol free. Too many scaries on the road for me to risk even a few sips as I usually spend Christmas Day in the car - or it seems like it.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:17 PM   #17
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I don't drink alcohol at all and I don't serve alcohol if I entertain. If people don't like that, they don't have to come to my house
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:35 PM   #18
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I don't drink at all. Never did and never will. If people want to drink when they come to my house they have to bring their own alcohol.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:39 PM   #19
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100% Alcohol free here. Amazing since there were an awful lot of alcoholics in my family.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #20
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I don't drink, and neither does my wife. As a type-II diabetic, a Snickers bar can get me to a happy place much cheaper than alcohol. :)

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