When I was younger we always used to see Family on Christmas Eve and Boxing day. We always used to have Chinese on Christmas eve too.
These have still stuck now I have my own two children.
As a family we have two other Christmas Traditions, Every year we buy one or two new decorations, which the children choose themselves and they go into a box (I have to take a photo of what decorations they have each so they go into the right boxes) The plan is when they either leave home or get married (I can’t decide which one as of yet!) they will get their box of Christmas decorations.
We also have Buddy the Elf who comes to visit! The Elf on the Shelf is a American tradition which has come over from across the pond, well the big ocean to be totally honest. The Elf can be naughty or nice, our elf does a bit if both. He comes from the North Pole to watch over the children and report back to Santa. The children really enjoying seeing what he gets up to and we take photos daily, or when I remember to do so!
I asked Being Tilly’s Mummy what her family’s Christmas Tradition is and here is what she say’s
“Every Christmas Morning my older kids and Tilly all get in bed with me to open our stockings. The older two are 24 and 21. This year there is my son’s girlfriend Amber and that’s going to be strange for her to get into bed with us all.”
I also had a lovely chat with A free from Life about their Christmas traditions and here is what she say’s
“My Youngest has his birthday on Christmas day, so every year we have Christmas in the morning and birthday in the afternoon. It’s spilt with lunch midday- Christmas Dinner with birthday cake for pudding!”
Last but not least is Me, My life and the Tardis
“In my house we have an traditional that accidentally formed. We all go off and do our own things for a few hours because my mum normally needs a afternoon nap as she has had about a bottle of baileys!”
As you can see everyone’s Christmas Traditions are very different but very special to each family.
What are your Christmas Traditions?