Christmas morning traditions

posted 4 months ago in Holidays
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Commenting to follow because this is our first Christmas we’ll be together as well and I’d love to start a tradition. Right now we’re just planning to open the gifts we got for each other. 

Post # 3
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886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Growing up our tradition was Christmas Eve we got a present from Frosty, which was pajamas that we’d wear that night. Christmas morning 1. Wake up, open present from Santa 2. Open the rest of the presents each person going in order 3. Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate, and some scrambled eggs for breakfast. 4. Open stockings. Now that we’re married, when we don’t visit my parents, we do our little Christmas here and still have cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate before going over to the IL house.

Post # 4
Hostess
11109 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

anonb2 :   A nice breakfast together with something nice to drink or open a present or more again with something nice to drink. Can you tell what I like to do at Christmas lol. Enjoy creating traditions 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I like to do some special type of breakfast that we wouldn’t typically eat. There are a ton of ideas on Pinterest depending on what you like. There’s a cinnamon roll casserole I want to try or some type of egg and sausage casserole. We just like to be indulgent lol. 

Post # 6
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186 posts
Blushing bee

One of our traditions is watching, “A Christmas Story” on Christmas! It’s our favorite! We also usually fix ourselves some eggnog with whiskey while we take turns opening our gifts. This year, we would like to see if we can get some of our family to go with us Christmas Day to drive around and look at Christmas lights while sipping hot chocolate in the car.

Post # 7
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

This will be our first Christmas in our own home (living with my parents before) and first as husband and wife. We will open gifts, have a yummy breakfast then spend all day watching Christmas movies and playing board games. That night we are cooking a ham!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

This is also our first Christmas together (both as a married couple and in our own home) and I really, really wanted to make gingerbread houses together. I thought it would be so fun, waking up, open stockings, make gingerbread houses while having breakfast, and then gathering everything up to go to my parents’ house to spend the rest of the day with my family.

Buuut, that’s not happening. 

Christmas Eve is spent with my husband’s family, however, the festivities don’t end until at least midnight, though usually closer to 1-2 in the morning, and they live about 2 hours away. And this year my family wants to do breakfast early in the morning, so we’ve planned to go straight to my parent’s house directly after his family’s and just spend the night there. So, no waking up in our own home. No stockings. No gingerbread houses. It will still be nice of course, and I’m hoping that maybe we can still do these things in the evening once we get back home. 

Post # 9
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9938 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

anonb2 :  we’ve merged our family traditions. Christmas eve we do what his family always did – take out fried chicken dinner. Christmas morning is my family tradition of a big breakfast before presents. Then we head out to visit family – the past several years were were living near my family so we went to visit them. Now we live near DH’s so we’ll be spending it with them. IN previous years we did dinner with my family at my dad’s in-laws and then my dad, step-mom and brother woudl come to us on Boxing day. I don’t know if DH’s family will come to us on Boxing day or if we’ll just stay there Christmas night instead of bothering with the drive home.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

FI and I spent our first christmas morning just the two of us last year! It was weird, and a little disappointing as I love Christmas morning at my parents. But we’re going to make it even more exciting this year! We wake up, make coffee, open our stockings, and then make a big waffle breakfast with bacon. Then we open our bigger gifts, go for a nice walk (if the weather is good), and then head over to my parents house. We might put on a Christmas movie while we get ready for dinner too 🙂

Not gonna lie, I’m so excited to have kids so that Christmas will be a bit more exciting again, haha!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

You could do personalised stockings, or a specific special breakfast you can make every year. I spent my first year alone with Husband last Christmas and were doing it again this year. We’re going to go for a run then after showering, open presents and put on the Christmas dinner and play cards with some fizz. I quite like that last year it was low key and chilled. We read to each other and danced in the kitchen to Christmas music and I hope this Christmas will be good too, despite having most of our stuff packed and ready for moving house!

Post # 12
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60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We always go look at Christmas lights in our pajamas with our dog. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

This will be our 4th Christmas in our own home but our first as a married couple. Our plans probably won’t change much from what we’ve done in years previous – we catch up with friends on Christmas Eve, have a bit of a sleep in Christmas morning and watch a Christmas movie whilst we eat breakfast. We don’t really get each other gifts but we did this year (we both know what they are though lol), so we’ll open those too. Then we’ll head to my MIL’s house for lunch. It’s a pretty laid back morning, but we’re both so busy prior to Christmas that the opportunity to relax is well-received.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

FIL lives with us, so Christmas morning it’s the three of us. We open presents under the tree, and then I make us a nice brunch. Usually an egg and sausage casserol type deal, some sort of potato dish, cinnamon buns and nice juices. I also make sure there is a little Baileys to put in coffee. 

Next year will be the first Christmas morning with our baby (I am currently 26 weeks pregnant), so I’m sure the traditions will evolve 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Coffee and gift exchange at Mom’s house followed by a large brunch together.

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