Christmas tradition: Eating flaming raisins 2012 version

For some families the post-Christmas dinner tradition consists of story telling, perhaps a few jokes and a glass or two. Not my family! Soaking raisins in brandy, setting them ablaze and watching an apparent adult eat them is more our style.

My Grandfather was the first, and only other person I ever saw eating the Christmas Flaming Raisins. Having survived the trenches of World War One I guess he figured a few singed fingertips were no big deal! Somehow, stupidity mostly I fear, this tradition has skipped a generation but has been handed-down  to me. So here it is, the Christmas Flaming Raisins for 2012!

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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6 thoughts on “Christmas tradition: Eating flaming raisins 2012 version

  1. I am joining you next Christmas – at least for the Flaming Christmas Raisins!

  2. Reblogged this on DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society and commented:

    A reblog of a family Christmas tradition. Does anyone else have a weird annual activity?

  3. Reblogged this on Exposure and commented:
    That is some sick stuff!;)

  4. WOW! I’m speechless after seeing this! Great addition to the prompt! 😀

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