My Christmas Traditions

December 21, 2015

I took a cute photo of my little christmas movie set up on my bed yesterday and really wanted to feature it in a blog post but I had no idea what to write about. I obviously wanted to do something Christmas related because Christmas is literally in four days. How crazy! It has all come so quickly. Anyways, I was scrolling through Google and found a blog post about different Christmas blog post ideas and one of the ideas was to talk about Christmas traditions. I haven't done a chatty post in a while, so I thought that this would be the perfect little post to do today seen as though I'm in a real chatty mood.

So besides all of the cliche traditions like leaving Santa milk and cookies, one of the first traditions that comes to mind is something that only I do myself as I'm the only one that seems to like watching it in my house, but every Christmas Eve for the past few years I have always discovered that the Victorian Farm Christmas Special is on just after tea time. I never get bored of watching it and seen as though its never really on TV anymore, I can never pass on the opportunity to watch it again. Also, even though everyone is always so busy on Christmas Eve preparing for Christmas Day, whenever we have a little spare time, a few of us watch The Chronicles of Narnia which is always on in the evening. 

I also cant remember a single year when my nana and grandad hasn't taken all of my brothers, cousins and sister to Debenhams to pick out some new clothes to wear for Christmas Day. I have always opted for a new fancy dress or cosy jumper. We always do this around late November and I look forward to this tradition every year because for me, this is the tradition that tells me Christmas is finally here.

Another tradition which includes my whole family is that every year we always, without a fail, go to my nana and grandads for Christmas dinner and stay there until very late at night. This is definitely my favourite tradition because Christmas Day wouldnt be the same if we didnt do this. We've done this since I was a very little girl so its definitely a more permanent tradition than my silly little Victorian Farm one. Furthermore, I've only been a couple of times, but all of the men in my family have also always gone to our local pub before Christmas dinner to meet up with their friends and to have a catch up before the new year.

The next tradition which I have to say, is not the same now that Matt Smith isn't the doctor anymore, but in the evening of Christmas Day, my family all gather round in my nana and grandads living room and we will always watch the Eastenders and Doctor Who Christmas specials before we have our Christmas tea. Our Christmas tea is normally a buffet of cheese, crackers, pies and cakes. Does anyone else do a Christmas tea like that or is it just my family? Boxing Day is also the laziest day of the year for my family because its our day to stay at home all day in our PJ's and play with whatever we received from Santa on Christmas morning. Now that I'm getting older and its all about makeup for me, I normally end up helping my little brothers and sisters out with their new toys and gadgets.

I absolutely love Christmas traditions and they're definitely something that make this holiday that little bit more special because I always looks forward to reliving them again, especially when they're traditions that have been passed on since I was a young girl.

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