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Holiday: December 2012 Archives

New Year's Eve traditions from around the world

What will you be doing on New Year's Eve?
Maybe you'll be at a party singing Auld Lang Syne at the stroke of midnight. Or you'll stay home and watch the ball drop in Times Square or the "Bye Bye" on Radio-Canada.  Whatever it is, you'll probably mark  the New Year in a special way.
That seems to be the case around the world too.
Host Elizabeth Robertson called up a few Quebeckers with roots in Germany, Portugal, Venezuela and Haiti to find out how the New Year is rung in elsewhere.

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Holiday movie suggestions

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After the chaos of the holidays is over, there's nothing quite like curling up on your couch, wrapping yourself in your favorite blanket and watching movies--but how do you choose the perfect holiday movie from the millions of titles out there? 

Kevin Jagernauth is the managing editor of the film blog "The Playlist". He joined host Elizabeth Robertson in studio with these suggestions: 

Classic: Gone with the Wind, Doctor Zhivago 

Comedy: What About Bob? 

Animated: My Neighbor Totoro

Suspense: Take Shelter 

Television Series: Freaks and Geeks 

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New Year's Eve hors d'oeuvres with Derek Bocking

warm brie canapes.jpgSo you're hosting a New Year's Eve party. But after all the cooking and baking and entertaining over the last couple of weeks, you might be running out of ideas, not to mention energy. But don't worry! Our favorite cook Derek Bocking is here to help.

Derek is the man behind the food blog "Derek's Kitchen". He's also the sous-chef at the Montreal restaurant Ma Grosse Truie Chérie.

And more importantly, he's the guy we call when we're wondering how to feed 50 people at a New Year's Eve party without breaking a sweat. 
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