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Name: Andria Buitendag Current hometown: Pretoria Now living in: Pretoria Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where: 2000 in Mosselbay. How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? On Christmas eve friends and family come to my house. We normally have a braai and enjoy each others company. About 8pm we will dress-up my father-in-law with his Father Christmas suit, where we will then gather all the children to wait for Father Christmas arrival. That is normally the highlight of the evening, to see all the children’s faces, when Father Christmas bring their presents. What are you going to do this year? We do it the same way every year.
Name: Glen (PARLOTONES bass and keyboard player)
Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where. I don’t really have a Christmas that stands out as most memorable. They are all special and memorable in their own way.
How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? During my childhood it was spent at home with the family and friends, where we would open our presents in the morning and then have a big lunch and spend the day swimming etc. These days it depends where we are in December, lately it’s been in Durban with my inlaws where they spend the holidays.
How are you going to celebrate it this year? I will be in Durban with my wife and her family. It will be a nice break from tour.
What is the best Christmas present you ever got? A Rambo army knife!
What gift would absolutely love to receive this year? R10 000 000 and a year off!
In 3 words, sum up the year 2010. Spent in transit.
Name: Ursula Newman (no photo) Current home town: Cape Town Now living in: Cape Town Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where: Spending the day swimming and kayaking on Lake Malawi, and then eating (chewy) goat for Christmas dinner! How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? Being outdoors, having an array of yummy food and spending time with family. What are you going to do this year? Going to Oudekraal Beach for a family picnic
Name: Lynne Dorning Sands (Amarula – photo of her and her dogs)
Current home town: Yamba, NSW, Australia
Now living in: Onboard a catamaran in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where: Just chilling with my husband and our 2 dogs onboard our catamaran in Lazy Lagoon, Tanzania (2008)
How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? Braai at the Yacht Club
What are you going to do this year? Sail around to Cape Town!
Name: Wouter Kellerman Home town: Johannesburg Now living in: Johannesburg
Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where:
In Little Brak River on the garden route, with my family. This house had a very old turntable, with just one record – Abba, and we used to drive our parents crazy by playing it over and over. The one song became my favourite Christmas song – it’s called ‘He is your brother’, with words ‘Treat him well, he is your brother… We depend on one another, love him that’s the only way’
How do you celebrate Christmas SA style?
Our whole extended family will usually go away on a December holiday at the coast and celebrate Christmas with funny gifts on Christmas Eve.
What are you going to do this year?
This year we’re planning a quiet Christmas at home in Jo’burg..
Name: Margot Johnson Hometown: Johannesburg – Sandton Now living in: Midrand Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where: Childhood Christmas’s will remain the best. When I was 7 my father recreated Reindeer hoof prints, knocked over water buckets and scattered hay to persuade us to believe that Santa and his Reindeer had been there on Christmas Eve. The delight and excitement seen through the eyes of a child over Christmas are truly magical and inspiring. How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? I like to be in a beautiful part of SA during Christmas – in the sun with people I love. What are you going to do this year? I will be going down to Cape Town to celebrate Christmas overlooking the sea.
Kahn Morbee (Parlotones’ singer) Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where. The year I still got presents that didn’t involve socks, chocolates, biltong, soap products etc. as gifts, yes the thought does count and I do appreciate it but Christmas was way more exciting in your youth when you’d rip every present open with such verve and excitement. That gets lost in adulthood but I guess the excitement will be recaptured when I have kids of my own. The synopsis of Christmas and manhood: When you’re young you believe in Santa Claus, then you don’t and then you BECOME Santa Claus
How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? Family, enough food and variety to feed a small country, outdoors, board games, swimming, some other form of outdoor activity (volleyball, soccer, cricket) and ….leftovers for dinner for the next 3 days.
What is the best Christmas present you ever got? A double tape deck player, I remember how disappointed I had been the previous Christmas when ‘SANTA’ could only afford a radio and how happy I was when the following Christmas I got a double tape deck player with HIGH speed dubbing. I think that’s when My love affair with music really began.
What gift would absolutely love to receive this year? A Headline from the purveyors of doom and gloom saying that crime is non-existant in SA and we can take down the walls ….now that would restore my faith in santa and may actually be worth behaving myself for.
Name: Louise van den Dool Home town: Polokwane Now living in: Centurion Let us know what your most memorable Christmas was and where: Most memorable Christmas was in the UK, we were living in Birchington in Kent. It snowed on Boxing day and we decided to build a snow man next to our weber and then roast a chicken in the weber of course. Due to the cold weather we also decided to use the stoep as our drinks fridge and keep all our drinks outside. How do you celebrate Christmas SA style? We celebrate SA style, nothing better than a roast chicken/beef from a braai. What are you going to do this year? This will be our first family Christmas with grandparents around. Due to been abroad for the last 12 years we have never had all our parents with us at Christmas time, so