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25 Bizarre Twists On Holiday Traditions

 - Dec 22, 2008
Every family has their own unique holiday traditions; Jennifer Aniston, for example, always cooks chili around the holidays. While many families believe that these rituals are best when they're kept true to the original tradition, there are a number of other families who thrive on the novelty and fun of twisting these holiday traditions into bizarre forms.

The easiest place to twist a holiday tradition is to shake up the menu. You could cook a warming winter meal that your family enjoys, like Jennifer Aniston's chili, or go with another dish altogether. We have turgooducochiqua, your standard Thanksgiving turducken on steroids, as well as fun inedible turkeys for vegetarians and health nuts. In place of the fruitcake that everyone re-gifts and no one eats, we suggest an inflatable version.

In place of sending out happy, upbeat Christmas cards, try these apocalyptic Christmas cards, which are apropos for our global economic situation. Planning to go caroling? Make sure to learn these twisted holiday tunes before you go! Nix that Douglas Fir in place of our flat-pack, feather and headwear takes on that iconic Christmas tree.

Whether you plan to create your own holiday tradition, as Jennifer Aniston has done with her famous chili, or just subvert original traditions, you'll find plenty of inspiration in this cluster.