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Fun for the whole family!
« on: December 07, 2014, 06:15:13 PM »
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So...several years ago, my in-laws began a "somewhat" tradition -- it's only been done twice, but it's something that will definitely happen again, even if not annually or semi-annually.  After building an elaborate (yet cheap) gingerbread house, we demolish it, often to a rewritten traditional Christmas poem or story.  I think it's pretty awesome, so I thought I'd share a few pics!  We've simply burned it 2/2 times, but are talking other possibilities for the future.












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Re: Fun for the whole family!
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 10:16:03 PM »
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That's a nice house there. Wouldn't it be better to eat it though?  :P
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Re: Fun for the whole family!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 12:30:05 AM »
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The candy itself would still be good to eat however the gingerbread and frosting might be a little hard and stale. That's the bummer of a gingerbread house unless you eat it on the same day you made it. I've never heard of a burning of gingerbread houses until now. A rather unique tradition.
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Re: Fun for the whole family!
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 04:13:53 AM »
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You guys should make a Gingerbreadvania and collapse it instead of setting it on fire.

With Awaken from the Nightmare playing in the background.


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Re: Fun for the whole family!
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2014, 11:10:25 AM »
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This house was built with a cheapened gingerbread recipe (made intentionally that way for the sake of the burning.) 

I suppose there are a few important details that help it make more sense.  The slightly longer version:

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The ridiculously summarized version:
Mom-in-law rarely has "junk" in the house.  The first house was a special situation to be made, and was already collapsing when sibs thought it'd be fun to burn.  It was fun enough for this crazy crowd that now we (sorta) plan it!


I love the Castlevania idea!!  If I'm ever actually here when the house-making happens, I'm totally doing that!  But...how would you just make it collapse?  You'd have to step on it or drop something on it...that would mess up the effect!

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Re: Fun for the whole family!
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2014, 11:31:54 AM »
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I can imagine a really elaborate way to make it happen, but it involves a lot of toothpicks and stringpulls.


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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2014, 01:01:14 PM »
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They were playing around with their ability to film in slo-mo on their iPhones.  I don't have one, but I bet it'd be pretty cool to see such a crumble in slow motion!

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