Post # 1
My husband and I are spending our first Christmas together ever and as husband and wife just the two of us. We were suppose to be with family but I’ve been sick for over a year now and traveling isnt something I can do right now. I wanted to know how I could make this Christmas special for us. He seems a bit bummed because this is his first year not going home for Christmas and I want him to have fun with it being just him and I. I am trying to come up with ideas but I am having a hard time. Any ideas?! I am capable of cooking but I can’t stand for very long periods of time. Thanks Bee’s!
Post # 3
Can you sit?
Just sit while you cook… it might take a little longer to do some tasks but its possible.
Last christmas I had strep but my mom was at our home so DH just was with her, but this christmas I didn’t want to board our dogs and she didn’t want to leave her FI so its just DH and I ( Yay)
I am really excited, we picked up some two player games and video games, and books we are just going to relax with our fur babbies.
I didn’t want to make a traditonal feast so we went to the store together and I told him I would make him what ever he wants- his favorite is of course the one thing I haven’t mastered cooking ( chicken cordon blu) but lucky me … he is easy to please, ( he would eat cereal every day every meal if I let him.) So he loves the pre made frozen ones! , so I got a huge costco box of them and I’m going to let him eat as many as he wants!
But I didn’t really want that… :/ so I’m making myself a huge slab of Peach Salmon with some rice, – and easy meal and one of my favorites.
Next husband wanted a boxed juliened potatoes for a side dish. I think its gross but he wanted them so I’ll make him those and I am undecided if I will make mashed potatoes as well yet. I might make one for lunch and one for dinner since we plan to eat around 2 or 3.
I am making rolls, and have been practicing recipies all week. I pre made devilled eggs, we are just both doing our favroite tradtional or foods we don’t have alot and kinda mixing them together and eating them all day.
Its silly but its great and honestly might be what we do with our kids as well.
I called his mom to ask if there are any traditonal foods he would like to have that I could suprise him with but she didn’t know of anything specific ( family of 7 hard detail to remember I guess)but if you could do that maybe you would have more luck?
Post # 4
Yes yes! We are! Go looking at lights tonight (just drive around-no walking)! Sleep in, drink some egg nog/wine, turn on a christmas movie, open your presents together and create one new tradition! Buy some premade Christmas cookies and bake them… or find a recipe your husband can cook while you sit in the kitchen and have lovely conversation. Make a small and easy christmas dinner tomorrow but pick one new recipe you can work on together (you can chop veggies while sitting.) Cuddle up on the couch with a blanket. Or, have hot chocolate and look at photos from your relationship and reminisce.
I worked yesterday and have to work on Thursday and both of our parents are 4+ hours away so we are home alone together this year. Idk if its crazy, but this has been one of the most romantic weeks . This is our first year with presents under “our” tree. Its our first year trying out things our way and he is beyond excited about making dinner tomorrow. We are cleaning up the house, buying egg nog, have Christmas music playing, everything is decorated. Its just nice. Its also our first married Christmas. Tonight we are going to look at lights and then we are going to cuddle up under tons of blankets and watch a movie. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m making an awesome breakfast just the 2 of us and then after opening presents we are going to the movies! Christmas for 2…ahhhhhh!
Post # 6
YES! We’re driving around looking at the Christmas lights! All the fun and beauty, none of the work and electric bill!
Post # 7
We are! It is a 7 hour trip to my parents in NYC, and a 12 hour trip to his family. It is just too much. I like spending Christmas with my fiancee and our cat. We watch Christmas movies, play music, drink mulled wine, and make wine to enjoy in the new year. I find it romantic.
Post # 8
We did Christmas “just the two of us” last year, and it was a blast. It was like date night all day. We got up early and exchanged gifts. We got a little frisky under the tree. We cooked a huge breakfast together. Then we went to the movies, and ate at a really nice sushi restaurant for dinner. It was amazing!
Post # 9
We are having a cozy Christmas for two! He’s cooking a Christmas feast complete with homemade dessert, and I cannot wait. He doesn’t normally cook but was adorably excited to do this, so who am I to say no?
Post # 10
YES! We are off together ALL week and it’s like we’re on our honeymoon. No running through crowded airports and sitting on stinky planes! It’s the best decision we’ve made all year!
My ILs thought it’d be cute if we all cooked and ate the same Christmas Eve meal and enjoy it together over video chat. So we’re making lasagna! DH is also baking some brownies. Low key, easy and fun!
Post # 11
We are! We can’t travel this year because my job SUCKS regarding holiday leave. So we are hanging out, watching Christmas movies and eating good food. I’m sad we can’t see our families, but I am relieved that we don’t have to travel.
Post # 12
Our families are in New Jersey and we live in Texas, so we’ve spent the last 4 Christmases just the two of us. Definitely light the tree, put a log on the fireplace if you have one, and catch some of the Christmas movies on TV to help you get in the spirit. Going driving to look at Christmas lights is always fun as well!
Post # 13
I’m spending it by my lonesome — does that count? SO is with his family and my family lives 6 hours away, and I work this week except for today and tomorrow.
I’ve cleaned up the apartment for when my SO returns at the end of the week, and I’m just sitting down with some champagne, lasagna, the lit Christmas tree, with the Grinch playing (the original, obviously!). I’ll get merrily tipsy tonight, methinks.
Tis the season to relax and not feel any pressure. Just be appreciative and happy and everything will go swimmingly.
Post # 14
This is our third Christmas “alone” We watch movies, eat, and nap. It’s a lot less stressfull and you can still have a chat with the family. We live out of the country so going home is not an option. (unless we want to go broke;)
Post # 15
we are spending christmas alone again this year. we had planned on a walk on the beach and some champagne and oj as usual but my dh was in an accident a week ago and is still in bed. we were hoping that we could go to the new hobbit movie but he can barely sit up let alone leave the house. i’ve been nursing him 24/7 (feeding, bathing, cleaning his wounds, administering his meds, bedpan duty, etc).
on top of that, we are moving in a few weeks and my whole house is in boxes.
we will be having xmas dinner in bed this year. leftover ham from the freezer and instant mashed potatoes.
Post # 16
We were meant to go to his parents but we both have gastro so Christmas is cancelled for a few days at least. So far we’ve watched movies, ate dry toast and drunk water. Tomorrow will be better!