Merry Christmas you beautiful people!
Every year, our traditions remain the same. My brother will stay here on Christmas eve and my sister will get here early with my niece. Mum still makes us little stockings of goodies up, regardless that we’re 19, 26 and 27. We’ll send my 2 year old niece in to wake mum and dad until they have to get up so that we can go down and open presents. We’re always impatiently waiting for dad because he can’t function unless he’s done his morning routine, and we can’t do anything until he’s eaten his breakfast.
After we’ve all opened our presents and given them out, there are a few hours of, pretty much nothingness, where we just chill out and mong out at the television, where my brother insists we watch The Queen’s Speech… yawn. That’s where I’ll go and do my makeup and try on any new clothes I might have had.
After the nothingness hours, we get around the kitchen table that gets used once a year – for Christmas dinner. There’s always an argument because nobody likes to sit on the chair that’s closest to the bin. After dinner we pull Christmas crackers and get excited at the novelty of the tiny gifts that will end up in a drawer never to be seen again, except for the nail clippers… they’re actually quite useful.
There’s another period of nothingness which is when boyfriends and girlfriends will come up. This is my first Christmas with Jake, and I am so excited. We’ll exchange gifts, have a chill and get ready to go and see the rest of mum’s side of the family at my grandparents, who conveniently live next door. We go to see dad’s side of the family on Christmas eve. At my grandparents we all exchange gifts again, are forced to watch all of the soaps Christmas specials, unless you are fortunate enough to sneak into the kitchen for the buffet. Strictly no talking during the soaps. From here on out, gramps rules are ‘help yourselves to booze, and take your empty bottles out’ and that sounds good to me. I have a bottle of amoretto round there with my name on it.
This year, I’ll be Vlogging Christmas day, which will be on the blog within the next few weeks.
So anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful, magical Christmas with your loved ones and receive everything you wished for. Enjoy your Christmas dinners and sing Christmas songs till your lungs give out. Christmas comes once a year, so make the most of it. Here’s a snap of the family from last year:
Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas,
Lots of love,