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BendyBadger Brickset BonusBall (Easter Holiday Edition) (03-31-2018)

SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
Holiday Greetings!  As we are late in the day, and the BonusBall is probably already picked, I'll do the customary drawing by the handy-dandy random number generator.  I will announce the winner once we hit 59 participants!

And yes, I have a festive prize for the winner!  (I know I have a Painting Eggs vignette floating around somewhere, but I can't find it.)

A weird Easter Tradition growing up in the SumoLego house was the annual viewing of the 'Ten Commandments', but with long breaks to celebrate Edward G. Robinson's '20's Gangster portrayal of Dathan, and the comic dramatic over-acting contest between George Taylor and the 'King and I'.

Any unusual holiday traditions at your homestead?

And good luck!


  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 Member Posts: 254
    edited March 2018
    Not any unusual traditions here, but for the past two years I was in the hospital during Christmas time which was definitely not fun, but then again, Christmas did brighten things up as I got the Falcon this past year. 
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    No holiday traditions.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    Not exactly a tradition but we always end up buying stuff you’d normally buy for the festivities afterwards - e.g we start buying Easter eggs on Easter Monday for the cheap goodies, we buy a turkey and have a second Christmas dinner between Christmas and New Years - the first one is usually supplied by my parents or the in-laws.

    Tradition or just cheapskate? 
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    Get up at 6 on Christmas morning and start drinking sherry..
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 715
    No traditions as such, but we don't really open Christmas presents straight away, can take hours from first to last sometimes!
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 599
    We have a tradition to not eat pork ham between Christmas and easter.  Pork ham is to be eaten on easter morning for the first time in a year. 
    It is a weirda  tradition but it keeps going year after year. 
  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    Not so much a tradition as a funny quirk. Each Christmas my family refuse to buy turkey, we use Christmas dinner as an excuse to try something a bit different or exotic.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    fairly typical Easter here, family gathers kids find baskets in the house, and then if weather permits an egg hunt outside after lunch.
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Member Posts: 547
    Only tradition was we’d be allowed open 1 present on Christmas Eve night. Usually one from one of our cousins...
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,487
    Giving hollow chocolate Easter bunnies instead of solid. It's a sin.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    My mind has gone blank. The only family tradition I can recall is that my dad always has bread and cheese with beer for breakfast on Christmas Day.
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    Trying to pretend they ain't happening...
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
     Christmas = Watching ‘Scrooged’!!!
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,026
    Trying to avoid any DIY stores during Easter....
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    No traditions here, other than the trend bucking towards buying each other non-edible presents like Lego.
  • benbacardibenbacardi Member Posts: 712
    Not us, but our neighbours always throw all their Easter eggs down the stairs, in their packaging, every Easter Sunday... they never really did explain why!
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    edited March 2018
    At Easter we used to always watch the Urbi et Orbi and then in the afternoon there was usually an oldy film like The Robe on. This was off course after looking for chocolate eggs all over the living room. Lunch is usually of the lamb-variety.

    Now I'm grown up we still do the egg thing and the lamb-thing, but usually no film in the afternoon, just games or building, or sitting outsides.

    Although tomorrow is a funny one. My husbands jogging club has it's annual spring jogging so he's got to go and help out, I'll be spending it with my son at my parents house. So a film might be necessary after all, is The Robe on? ;)

    Thanks for hosting again, happy Easter all.

  • LittleLoriLittleLori Member Posts: 155
    I normally make green scones for St. Patrick’s Day and get a box of Lucky Charms cereal. I wasn’t well this year so I didn’t bother and figured everyone was old enough to not see it as a big deal- boy was I wrong!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    On Easter Sunday we got our eggs as kids and they didn't last long if we already knew where they'd been stashed when bought. We'd have already eaten the bags/bars of chocolate and half the egg, carefully rewrapping and placing the foiled half egg in the display hole so it looked untouched.
    We (my siblings and I) didn't get many sweets as kids. My Mam had a huge jar of chocolate bars on the highest shelf in the kitchen, that never got touched. It was like they were there to taunt us, so when there were easier access sweets (Easter eggs in the under the stairs cupboard, we made the most of the situation.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    Taking bets to see how long after the schedule start time my sister finally shows up. Watching Elf, and Christmas Vacation at Christmas.
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 351
    My boys are only 5 & 2, so the Easter Bunny only started hiding eggs last year. Not a tradition yet, but will become one.
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,164
    Unusual?  I can't think of any.  It will be a little unusual this year due to the Easter Bunny recognizing my being good by leaving me a Lego Egghead set.  I'm 32...but I can't help egg themed set from the Easter Bunny!?!?
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    We used to do all the traditional Easter festivities, including home made hot cross buns.  Home made bear claws came later...
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,164
    *double post:  it helps that i have me an extra reason to get the sets I want, i.e.  keep the illusion up...or magic (but I associate that with Christmas...and my wife and i's justification for big sets for ourselves under the tree...)
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan Member Posts: 353
    We are Catholic, and we try to go to Mass Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Easter Vigil). Although, due to having a 2 year old, it makes it difficult. Last year we went to Friday and Saturday. This year Thursday and Saturday. IDK if that counts as "unusual", but its what we do to honor God. 

    Honestly just today my wife and were discussing if we were even going to tell my son about the Easter bunny. Why? It kinda takes away from the true purpose of the holiday imo. We will still give him an Easter basket, eggs, all the other traditions, just not "belief in the bunny". We DO tell him about Santa Claus, because it is based on the Catholic Saint Nicholas. So Santa has Chrisitian ties, the Easter Bunny does not. We haven't made up our minds as of yet, just something we were discussing. 
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    For Christmas my family makes a small stable with a manger that we built a few years back and puts that alongside the tree to be a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. Building the manger was a lot of fun. :)
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    For us it's mostly just going to church.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    Setting up an Easter egg hunt every year for us and the neighbours. 
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 264
    I’m hoping to start a tradition where I buy Lego sets at deep discounts around Easter time. I only hope that Target cooperates.
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter Member Posts: 46
    Immediately after Easter we go out and search the stores for the best deals on discounted Easter chocolate!
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    mostly just watching holiday movies
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    No unusual ones. Sharing and gifting. Watching some bank holiday telly.
  • mak0137mak0137 Member Posts: 288
    Lots of food on thanksgiving.
  • thenateraterthenaterater Member Posts: 15
    My family has a tradition that after we paint our hard-boiled eggs, we have a competition where we see who has the strongest egg by hitting them against each other in a 'head-to-head' style.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    I've been trying to get family and friends to give me LEGO for any/all occasions, trying to build a tradition out of it (a reflex even) but after about a decade of asking it's still gathering no traction. The usual responses to my "Get me some LEGO." is something along the lines of one of the following:
    • We never know what to get you.
    • You must have everything by now.
    • Don't want to get you something you already have.
    • Do you really need more LEGO?
    Preferably everyone would just hand me LEGO upon seeing me, like an involuntary reaction.
    A local charity shop now knows me as 'the LEGO man', so I'm kind of getting there right?

    @alldarker, as my forum name might (not adequately) suggest, "Scrooged" is on my Christmas watch list too. I also try to watch "Trading Places", "It's a wonderful life" and "Gremlins" over the Christmas holiday too, but since having children, that's been less easily managed.

    Thanks for your generosity in hosting the Bonusball yet again @SumoLego!
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795

    My family tradition for Easter is to get completely wasted and perform a full on wrestling tournament out in the yard between the cars on blocks and the cattails.  The champion gets to hold the replica WWE belt for a year.  Then we give a big huzzah and spit our tobacco-filled saliva on the weeds to kill them!

    But seriously, the only true holiday tradition my family has is to have Breakfast/Brunch for our Christmas meal, which we started around 20 years ago.

  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,392
    We are a Sicilian family and we have traditionally had homemade enchiladas for 4th of July dinner.
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    For Easter tomorrow we will be woken relatively early by young Sam to hunt the garden for the eggs the bunny dropped.  That will be followed by a long walk around the adjacent lake, back home for a Roast Lamb and finished off with Ready Player One.

    Not so much an unusual day, other than my 11 year old is still hopeful the bunny is real.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,538
    My wife and I get at least one unsuspecting relative a truly awful but funny gift to see how the recipiant will react each year at Christmas. Last year my brother got married so his bride got an amazingly tacky blazer that was silver with a host of other colors blended in along with shoulder pads etc. Something someone 3x her age would've worn thirty years ago.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Making papier mache eggs for easter, never doing it far enough in advance and taking weeks to dry.
  • CommanderRaabCommanderRaab Member Posts: 660
    Nothing unusual per se. But growing up in the Southern Hemisphere it was always a bit weird to have all the christmas movies talking of snow and reindeer when we were have a BBQ outside in 30 degree heat :)
    Though we don't officially celebrate Festivus, there always seems to be the airing of grievances!
     But seriously,  I was only thinking to myself last night (sttangely enough while watching The Ten Commandments for the umpteenth time while marvelling at the ethnic based casting choices of 1956) when I got to thinking about Easter traditions. With the kids grown and us divorced, tradition has really fallen by the wayside over the last few years.  I think my favourite will always be doing the flour 'bunny feet' for many years.  It got to the point where it became a challenge as to how long and complicated a trail I could manage in the early hours of Easter morning.  Over the years this started with our home, then the yard, then the neighbours yard.  It was agreed I was starting to perhaps take the game too seriously the year I managed to use 20kg of flour on our own and 11 other neighbours homes and yards.
    Thanks for hosting @SumoLego
    And @Shib I'm going to say smart (as a discussion with the kids over the last few days is leading to us instigating a similar Easter tradition)
    BTW - @CommanderRaab Have you posted in the 'I chose this username because' thread?  I'm intrigued (albeit for an intruiging reason).
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,581
    Family dinner!
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    Christmas only starts when the tree is put up & decorated whilst Muppets Christmas Carol is playing.
    Since my daughters have been old enough for Easter, the Easter Bunny has left behind thematically appropriate Lego 
  • M_BossM_Boss Member Posts: 256
    Usual Easter egg hunt, but one year there was an egg that “disappeared.” Never did find it.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 744
    Well it's not intentional, but it's become a tradition that every Christmas, my grandpa sets off the smoke detectors making pancakes....
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 631
    Skipping family gatherings to go on vacation.  Not entirely intentional, though.  =P
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    as a Jewish Christian I celebrate Passover and Easter......still have not been able to convince everyone to do Christmas and Hanukkah though.....which is a shame because then we could double dip on gifts :D 
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    edited April 2018
    Our Easter traditions are finding chocolates, going to church, and having ham at a big family dinner.
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 592
    An unusual tradition in our family has been making 3D bunnies out of rice krispy treats with marshmallow ears and tails, and jelly bean eyes. 
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