Repost of Christmas tradition: Eating flaming raisins


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 traditional activity has skipped a generation and fallen to me. So here it is, the Christmas Flaming Raisins for 2012!

 

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – 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 an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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8 thoughts on “Repost of Christmas tradition: Eating flaming raisins

  1. Flaming raisins? Like, you really pick up on-fire raising … and eat them? Doesn’t your throat get singed too? I do not eat flaming things. I make sure those marshmallows are thoroughly OUT before eating 😀

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