Saturday, December 22, 2007

New Christmas traditions

We decided not to bother with one of our Christmas traditions this year - I'm sure it's one we share with lots of other people. It's the one where you're up till the small hours of Christmas morning wrapping presents. Not this year. I have a couple of things to wrap for DH tomorrow, and the kids have presents to wrap for each other, but basically we're done :-) Yay! So on Christmas Eve we can pack the kids off to bed and then sit and relax with a glass of wine and snuggle. A much more enjoyable tradition I think. It will not only make Christmas Eve much pleasanter but Christmas morning too as we won't be too exhausted to enjoy being woken up at the crack of dawn . . . A couple of years ago when we were in England for Christmas, Father Christmas told the kids they weren't to wake up until 8 a.m. on Christmas Day and to our amazement they didn't! We even had to wake the littlest one up at about 8:30! That's a tradition I'd like to see continue!


Anonymous said...

Wow, children sleeping till 8 on Christmas morning! When mine were small they used to come and wake me every so often from the early hours asking if they could open their presents. I used to give in about 6 o'clock.
Now they're grown up I can't get them put of bed but they do help an awful lot with the cooking.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like utter bliss. I remember one Christmas morning when Amy didn't wake up quarter to nine. I kept sneaking into her room to make sure she was okay! I think the reason for the late start was because she kept waking up in the night trying to catch Santa!

We're like you. Everything done and finished. Just sitting back now, enjoying the festive time with my famiy.

Take care and have a lovely time.
Crystal xx

Maddy said...

I think it will be between 5 and 6 around here - not a tradition that I particularly enjoy. I plan to have everything wrapped before Christmas Eve [day] as that wrapping until past midnight shift is no way to go.
Best wishes

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