Xmas-Day

some italian!pidge hcs from an italian™

before i start off with this i wanna say that i’m basing this off my own experiences and while i’ll try to be generic, each region in italy has a very different culture, and as much as we’d like to think there are no differences, there are…several aspects that differ between the north and the south.

here we go:

- her mom is the italian one in the family, but was born and raised in the states. her grandparents were most likely immigrants who, if voltron was set during the present time, would have probably moved out approximately post ww2

- neither pidge nor matt have learned to speak italian properly, and only know pretty basic stuff like ciao, buongiorno, buonanotte etc

- has never been to italy except for a small vacation the whole family took when she was a baby, probably to rome and they have 25 photos of them posing in front of the colosseum all around their house

- huge football fans. bc football “calcio” if you will, is the true religion in italy. they root very hard everytime the italian football team plays. it’s a huge occasion to reunite with the rest of the family (and be super loud in true italian style) all wearing the player’s jears obviously. you’re not italian if you don’t sing POPOPOPOPOPO after every goal. (and the national anthem at the beginning of every match)

- italian families are usually huge and very respectful of certain traditions™. pidge was definitely named after her grandma or some other relative. it’s pretty typical to do that. it can cause…family wars trust me i know some shit

- hand gestures. ye…we have to go there. as stereotypical as it is, it is indeed true that italian use them a lot. especially ….if we’re angry (we cuss a lot too but shh)

- always has to kiss and greet every single relative during families reunions. if she doesn’t, they’d hold a grudge against her forever

- lunches especially during festivities such as xmas, last entire days. Can’t leave the goddamn table. but no matter what her grandma will always tell her she doesn’t think she’s eaten enough

- “i didn’t know what to buy for you here take the money” - grandma (only in an envelope though, it has to look official)

- knows perfectly most of the food that are passed off as “”“italian”“” in the us are not actually italian. (this shocks hunk a little. but no worries pidge is there to explain all about the real italian cuisine)

- is able to recognize another italian from the way they act….or drive

- her parents drink coffee after every meal. or….everytime someone comes for a visit. coffee is the way. She’s always liked it (the italian coffee™) but has never quite taken the habit of drinking it in the morning, and after lunch. unlike matt. he made shiro tried it once, but it was too strong for him

- secretely knows every popular italian song™

- the team: *does some fuckshit*
pidge: no maria io esco

hi babes.

on wednesday night i had a couple of health scares that prompted me to go out of town to several different appointments all day thursday, and yesterday – friday – was spent taking blood tests and the like and way too much shit that i don’t want to get into, lol. basically this week was spent more in pain and a little bit of fear and panic, i won’t lie, so i wasn’t able to write as much as i wanted to. therefore, and i’m sure you all figured this out already, no chapter was uploaded friday.

i don’t get all of my test results back until wednesday, so for this weekend i’m going to try and keep my mind off everything worrying me and try to finish where i left off. i’m sorry i couldn’t deliver the chapter to you guys when i’d told you it might be up; sometimes life sucks, lol

i did try to write today (or, friday, it’s past midnight), but my head is not all here right now. still, those boys haven’t left me alone entirely, so some scenes have been written on my phone while out of town and whenever i felt the need to try and get away from reality for the moment. so there’s not many scenes left, but scenes are long in this fic, as you know, so there are several thousands of words. honestly, i promise you, i am going to try and push past the bad stuff this weekend to get this out to you asap – i’d really like to, anyway. real life is not somewhere i wanna station myself atm.

this is also why i have been in no contact w anyone via messenger or any other app. sorry, my head has not been in it at all this week. i love you all and i promise i’m going to get back to it. i just need to be either in the clear or just sure of things by wednesday and then maybe i’ll have more time to adapt to whatever situation’s being thrown at me.

today and tomorrow will hopefully be spent blasting music in my ears to drown out any thoughts that aren’t tmtts. i miss my boys, and trust me, i read your messages and your comments on the fic — i know you miss them, too. if i could just magically conjure up the rest of the fic in an hour for you guys, i would. i fucking love them so much. and i fucking love you guys so much.

trust me. it’s your support and your kindness that hasn’t allowed me to let this story go. were it nothing but petty entitlement — and i have encountered that in many other fandoms — i’d have probably shut it down already. but instead you guys are kind and patient and lovely, and that’s the kind of thing that keeps an author going and keeps an author wanting to give you more. so thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.

because of your patience and your love and support, here are certain things i can tell you about the chapter to hold you over until hopefully after this weekend. i’ve put them under a read more, in case you don’t want to spoil yourself until the chapter is posted!

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❄⛄🎶Christmas Music in Different Languages🎶⛄❄

Hello! So, I’ve researched some Christmas music in different languages. Some have a lot, like, too much so I narrowed it down, and some don’t have that much, but I found the best I could. Some are similar songs to what English speakers and Americans are used to such as “jingle bells” etc etc, while others are their own original seasonal songs. If it’s similar or the same song as traditional songs in English, I’ll put them in the parenthesis. So anyway, enjoy and happy holidays! 


Arabic

Laylat Eid- Fairuz (”Jingle Bells”) 

العيد ببيروت - البوم كستنا لـ جان ماري رياشي ، غناء يارا (”Santa Claus is Coming to Town”) 

Adeste Fideles -Fairuz ( اديسيت فيدييس فيروز )

“Ya Yasoo” by Wafic 

Gloria in Excells Deo- Marwan Rahbani, Ghadi Rahbani 

Remember Us -Marwan Rahbani, Ghadi Rahbani (ما تنسانا السنة الجاي يا بابا نويل) 

Talj talj- Fairuz 

Tonight Is Xmas by Marwan Rahbani, Ghadi Rahbani (ليلة عيد الميلاد) 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -Fairuz

Bizet Carol- Fairuz

المجد لك ايها المسيح 


German

Die Flippers- Süßer die Glocken nie klingen 

Schlittenlied- Michelle (Jingle Bells)

Der Kleine Trommler- Jonny Hill (Little Drummer Boy)  

Heintje - Kommet ihr Hirten 

O Du Fröhliche- Roy Black 

Ihr Kinderlein kommet-  Michelle

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht- Michelle (Silent Night)  


Italian

Dio ci Benedirà- Andrea Bocelli 

Bianco Natale-  Irene Grandi (White Christmas

A Natale Puoi- Sergio Cremonese 

Sarà Natale Se- Renato Giorgi 

E’ la notte di Natale- Enrico Turetta 

“Italian Jingle Bells”- Lou Monte [Neapolitan] 


Russian

Raduitesya vsi Lyude- Novokuznetsk choir 

Nebo i Zemlya ~ Russian kolyadka 

ТИХАЯ НОЧЬ ДИВНАЯ НОЧЬ (Silent Night)  

Angeli v Nebi ~  Russian kolyadka 

Белый Снег- Аллы Чепиковой 

ЗВЕЗДА НАДЕЖДЫ- Аллы Чепиковой 

”We Wish You A Merry Christmas” (RUSSIAN) 


Esperanto

PAŜOJ- Aleksandra Watanuki 


Japanese

Kiyoshi, Kono Yoru- Ashley Serena (Silent Night

Jingle Bells (JAPANESE) 

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer (from Morning Musume) 

会いたいロンリークリスマス- C-ute 


Spanish

Rodolfo el Reno de la Nariz Roja- Belinda 

Hoy es Navidad (”Jingle Bells” tune)  

Paseo en Trineo- Opus Christi (Sleigh Ride)

Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano 

El burrito de Bélen- Juanes 

El Pequeño Tamborilero- Raphael (Little Drummer Boy)

Din, don, din, dan 


Chinese

铃儿响叮当 (Jingle Bells

我们祝你圣诞快乐- Cuishan He (We Wish You a Merry Christmas

神的孩子 

圣诞节- EXO 


Hindi

Yeshu Paida Hua

Shaanti Ki Raath (Silent Night

Ek Tara Chamka Hein- Domenic Marbaniang+ 

Woh masiha aaya hai- Lata Mangeshkar 

Jingle Bells (HINDI) 


French

Il Est Né- Michael Gettel

Vive le vent (Jingle Bells

Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris-  Christmas Sound Orchestra 

Rudolph, le petit renne au nez rouge 

Il est né le Divin Enfant- Tino Rossi

Mon beau sapin- Muriel J (Oh Christmas Tree)  

Petit Papa Noël 

Les douze jours de Noël- Carmen Campagne (12 days of Xmas) 

All I Want for Christmas is You (Mioune on yt) 


Korean

스타쉽플래닛- Starship Planet

크리스마스 소원- MYSTIC 

Zzang Christmas(짱 크리스마스)- BESTie 

루돌프사슴코 - 꾸러기 동요 (Rudolph) 

Dear Santa- Girls Generation TTS (Kor.) 

울면안돼 (Santa Claus is Coming to Town) 


Norwegian

Mitt hjerte alltid vanker 

Glade Jul, Hellige Jul (Silent Night) 

Jul I Svinget- Frederikke Kaysen 

Det Lyser I Stille Grender 

En Stjerne Skinner I Natt 


Hungarian

Szent ünnep- Nox 

Csengőszó (Jingle Bells)

Ünnepelj Ma Velünk!- Lola 

Fehér karácsony- TNT 

Fehér Karácsony (White Christmas)

Szülte A Szűz Szent Fiát 

Csendes Éj (Silent Night) 


Finnish

Varpunen jouluaamuna- Suvi Teräsniska

Rekiretki- Vieno Kekkonen (Sleigh Ride) 

Petteri Punakuono (Rudolph) 

Joulupukki matkaan jo käy (Santa Claus is Coming to Town) 

Joulupuu on rakennettu 

Kolme yötä jouluun 


Croatian 

O, pastiri, čudo novo  

Radujte se narodi 

Bijeli Božić- Oliver Dragojević 

O, Betleme, grade slavni- PATRIA 


Polish

Dzisiaj w Betlejem 

Kolęda Tryumfy Króla Niebieskiego 

BÓG SIĘ RODZI 

Przybieżeli Do Betlejem 

Gdy Się Chrystus Rodzi 

Do szopy, hej pasterze 


Persian

Mary Did You Know- Dariush & Marya

O Holy Night-  Dariush & Marya 

Tavalod Tavalod- Gilbert (Jingle Bells) 


Hawaiian

O Holy Night- Willie K

Me Ke Aloha Nona 

Mele Kalikimaka- Bing Crosby (Eng) 


Estonian

Jõuluingel 

Aisakell- Lauris Reiniks (Jingle Bells

Aisakell- Karavan (Jingle Bells) 

Estica Jõuluingel 


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-Cecelia

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