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 Day 2 – Christmas Traditions

We don’t have any Christmas Traditions as such – except the usual of sending out Christmas cards and the giving of presents. Also since Taid passed away I’ve been visiting his grave around Christmas time to give him some flowers.

When I used to live with Taid, his Christmas Eve tradition was a Christmas Eve pub crawl with his friends! I used to be his taxi driver! I gave him and his friends a lift to the other side of town  where they would start off, have a drink in every pub and make their way back to our local where they would then play cards! From there they used to walk (or stagger maybe) home! If I was still up by the time he got home we would have a bacon sandwich.

Now that we have Little Miss no doubt some will develop – leaving cookies and milk out for Santa etc. She’s too young for this year but can’t wait until she understand the whole Santa Claus idea!

One Christmas tradition we’re going to start is that we buy Little Miss a Christmas bauble for the tree every year. Or when she’s old enough make one. She’s already chosen one for this year. We stood her in front of the baubles section at The Range and she chose this one – of course it had to be a twinkly one!

The other tradition is of course is the Advent Calendar. My Nain used to buy me an advent calendar every year but as an adult I’ve not been too bothered. Hubby on the other hand has to have one (an an Easter egg!). This year I’ve bought Little Miss a Disney Princesses one and my Mam bought hubby and I the Dairy Milk & Thomas The Tank ones (Thomas is for meeee!). As you can see we’ve not actually opened them yet!

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Do you have any Christmas traditions?

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5 Comments

  • Reply bevchen

    THOMAS!!

    we don’t really have any traditions at home because my sister and I used to alternate Christmases between my mum and my dad, and then after my step mum died my dad couldn’t really be bothered. Our only tradition is that we get to open 1 gift at midnight on Christmas Eve. Living in Germany that tradition is out the window though – gifts are given on the 24th here anyway! I hope when Jan and I have a family we’ll start to make our own traditions.
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    December 4, 2014 at 11:19 am
    • Reply Becster

      Oh yeah Thomas! Nothing can beat Thomas! Aww that’s a shame you don’t have any traditions but I can understand why. Why are gifts given on Christmas Eve in Germany?

      December 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm
      • Reply bevchen

        I’m not really sure – that’s just how it is. Until about 1 pm it’s a normal day (employers can technically make you work til then), then in the evening everyone eats together and towards the end of dinner Father Christmas or the “Christkind” (=baby Jesus) comes and secretly leaves the presents under the tree. In some families, kids aren’t allowed to see the decorated tree until present time.
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        December 8, 2014 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Holly Hollyson

    Christmas with children is the best! I had so much fun with my nephews last year!
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    December 5, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    • Reply Becster

      I think it’ll be even more fun next year when she’ll understand the concept. But yes looking forward to it this year!

      December 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

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