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I’m always at a bit of a loss with what to do on Christmas Day. This year I did something I was always curious about: we explored Manhattan while everyone else was in unwrapping gifts. As I had hoped, the tourist crowds were minimal and we could see the windows and lights on Fifth Avenue without having to struggle to see over other heads!
We then checked out the huge tree at The New York Palace Hotel before heading downtown for lunch. Best of all we got to do another holiday mitzvah – while strolling downtown we ran into a family who were feeding the homeless community in Tompkins Square Park, and Ezra wanted to jump in and help! He and my husband handed out food before we headed home for the night. I think we now have a new tradition for December 25.

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and heading downtown to the East Village we found this cool 3D graffiti:

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handing out food in Tompkins Square Park:

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I’m not lying when I tell you that my kids actually do think they are warming up their little hands on the TV ‘yule log’. We usually start off Christmas watching this while making pancakes, then we drove to Connecticut to have dinner with friends and lingered there to enjoy the snow for a few days ..
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Anyhow here are some shots of our slow start to the day in Queens, and the festive scene in Cornwall.

warming by the TV fire

warming by the TV fire

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and some scenes from the house in Cornwall

and some scenes from our friend’s beautiful home in Cornwall

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