christmas love..

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Lol we usually celebrate Xmas eve by watching A Christmas Carol. It’s my favorite xmas story/movie. It’s become a tradition now.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@anna_met:  My family has always met up with another family since we were small children. It is our tradition that every xmas eve we all get together and spend the night hanging out. The other family is three boys and a girl and our family is two girls and a boy. We are all very much older now and over the years our little party has grown to include the girlfriends and boyfriends and now FI’s and husbands and wives….maybe children as well some day? We’ve been doing this for close to 30 years. We switch houses every year. One year their house, the next year my families house I.e. the houses we grew up in, as most of us don’t live with our parents any more.  It’s nice to catch up, after all we all grew up together too.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@anna_met:  I am from South Africa. Here Christmas is a much bigger deal than Christmas eve. A lot of people go to a midnight church service but thats about it. We spend Christmas with my family though. I think Cbristmas is one of those magical times of year regardless of your relationship status or age. Maybe it is just me but for me it has always been that way. Even when we grandmother had cancer,  it was a time of year to enjoy and after we lost both grandfathers in a year, Christmas also became a time to remember. I wont be where I live for Christmas cause we going home, but theres an old age home for veterans of the wars here who I  taking cookies to this afternoon for their Christmas party this week. For me the magic of Christmas lies in there, in making another person smile.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Christmas Eve is my birthday. We usually spend it playing video games.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@anna_met:  Well the tradition in his culture is to have the celebration on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day. So we’ll be doing traditional dinner (tamales) and hanging out with his brother and cousins. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@anna_met:  We do the traditional Italian “seven fishes” meal but we put them all together in a big seafood soup! To be honest – my sister and I HATE it, lol! I hate half of the stuff they put in it – calamari, fish, oysters, ugh SO DISGUSTING! But – my grandma is old-school Italian and insists we have it every year. I try to make my bowl only contain shrimp and scallops since they are the only things I like. 

We also always make SO MUCH that there’s a ton leftover but no one wants to eat it because it’s gross. 

FI and I just got engaged in April, but his family lives 5 hours away so we are choosing to spend this year apart (which neither of us are happy with). After we get married, we will have to switch back and forth every year (his family one year, my family the next). We decided we werent quite ready for that this year, so we are having one “last year” with our families before we start switching. I am definitely going to miss him! He’s not going up until Christmas Eve though and coming back the day after Christmas, so we will still get some time together. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I never spend Christmas with my SO. I work in retail HR so I can never take Christmas off. SO jets off to spend it with his family and my own family is 5 hours away, so I’m completely alone for the week surrounding Christmas. But it does mean that I get presents from him early, mwahaha.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@weatherbug:  ciopinno????  My mother used to do the traditional 7 fishes as well and made a stew called cioppino.  I also HATED it and would get a sub from Publix (local grocery store)!

 

For the past 3 Christmas Eves, since I met FI and as my mother was sick and could not do the traditional thing, FI and I have spent Christmas eve alone just us.  We get all dressed up and go to a really fancy dinner, maybe go to some stores and walk around, drive around and look at the lights and decorations,  or go home and just snuggle With the dogs- one at our feet and one trying really really hard to get between us.  I beg to open presents knowing very we’ll that he won’t want to and I will give in and wait until morning. 

 

This is our one quiet time together before we are inundated with relatives and lots of people on Christmas. We get up Christmas morning, open presents, get ready to go and start the drive to wherever we need to be. Christmas Eve is my favorite holiday (even though it’s not a holiday) because it’s quiet and romantic and sweet and just us!

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My aunt has an annual Christmas Eve party complete with ugly Christmas sweaters! I love it 🙂 We usually watch a Christmas movie too.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

It is my family tradition to eat a Christmas dinner on Chrismas eve. Then we sing songs and my dad or younger brother reads the christmas story to us. We stay up till midnight and then open presents. We usually do a secret santa and my father and I will go to the dollor store to buy silly gifts (3-4 per person) for everyone that will be there. It’s always so much fun.
Then FI and I will head to his house to celebrate with his family. They are usually not awake yet, so we’ll play video games or watch movies with popcorn and hot chocolate 🙂

Love Christmas time 🙂

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