Merry Christmas to all! It’s a beautiful day here in Wisconsin. Cold, but sunny. It’s so nice to look outside and see the sun shining off of all the snow, instead of seeing more snow come down.
And now, for your amusement:
How you know you are in a small town in the midwest for Christmas:
1. You put your beer in the garage refrigerator to keep it from freezing.
2. You have to put on boots and a parka to get a beer from the garage.
3. You sing the first verse of Silent Night in German.
4. Many of the congregation actually know the words.
5. You open presents on Christmas Eve.
6. When asked, both grandmas say you open on Christmas Eve because the men used to have to milk on Christmas morning.
7. A banner with “Jesus Loves You” stretches across the Main Street downtown.
8. No one here is protesting the banner.
9. Pickled herring is part of the Christmas Eve snacks.
10. Some of the herring actually gets eaten.
I hope everyone’s Christmases have been wonderful and family filled. I’m off to eat some Christmas kranz for breakfast and to spend the day watching my kids play with their new toys. Merry Christmas!
14 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from small-town Wisconsin”
Merry Christmas! I love that Christmas there is still simple. 🙂
That Wisconsin list could be copy and pasted and applied to MN very easily!! Merry Christmas!
love pickled herring. don’t know why. I’m not even Nordic. Merry Christmas! Love the list!
Wow, the beer is in the fridge to keep from freezing—that’s some kind of cold. I’m glad no one is protesting the banner. 🙂 Merry Christmas!
This sounds a lot like my Amish-loving section of Pennsylvania too! Hope you had a great Christmas.
sounds like a great Xmas! Hope it was a great day
Sounds like an awesome small town Christmas!
Aww the charm of a small town!! Merry (belated) Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Merry Christmas! LOL at your list because it seems to be the same here in MN.Hope your trip is going well.
Hope you had a great Christmas!! ;D ;D
ahh the midwest, we do so many things so…weirdly..err well
Being that I am in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan I so get this! It really made me LOL, however we don’t sing in German here, it is Finnish!