Christmas morning traditions

posted 4 months ago in Holidays
Post # 16
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116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I will be spending my fourth christmas with my fiance this year. Usually we just watch Christmas vacation or Nightmare before christmas on the eve and have appetizer foods, then in the morning baileys with coffee, breakfast and open gifts and stockings together then take the dog for a nice quiet walk. On boxing day I usually skype my family as they have everyone go to their house. This year we will have his family visiting us (everyone is a plane ride away) so it will be a bit different. When I visit my family we usually do the same traditions but also go and see the christmas lights.

Post # 17
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

DH and I drink Champagne or Mimosas in bed. It’s nice to spend an hour or so just snuggling, talking and goofing around with the dogs before we make our way downstairs to really face the day.

A couple years ago my New Years Resolution was “to drink more champane in bed” and we’ve both fully embraced it ever since. It doesn’t even have to be for a Holiday, we sometimes do it for birthdays and even lazy Sundays. It makes life feel a little more luxurious!

Post # 18
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245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

love the other ideas!

this isn’t my first Christmas with my fiance, but it’s our first in our new home… with a fireplace (there won’t be a fire though- I’m in Australia so it’s summer… but everyone knows that Santa uses a chimney!)!! So I have ordered personalised stockings from Etsy and plan on putting them up Christmas eve and opening them Christmas morning to start the new tradition 🙂

We have had mum stay the last couple of Christmas eves since dad passed away, so hopefully she stays as well (trying to convince her!) so she’s not alone

Post # 19
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577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK

This will be our first Christmas just the two of us. I always go out for a walk with my horse on Christmas day so I’ll do that during whatever time the yard is open.

Honestly we plan to just chill out. On the one hand I’d like to have a special meal and on the other I’m not sure I’ll want to cook, but we’ll see. I was thinking a rack of lamb or beef.

Post # 20
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107 posts
Blushing bee

I have a bit different Christmas morning tradition compared to everyone else. My FI and I for the last 2 Christmas’s together we have started Christmas morning at 5am to get up and feed about 200 baby calves. He has a family dairy farm and so every year we let or regular calf feeders (all have small children) spend Christmas at home with thier families and we spend it feeding. We plan to continue this tradition with our kids when we have them. It kind of a giving back to our employees and also a family bonding time. Relationship are made on the farm because when its cold out and you have calves to feed you have nothing to do but work as a team. I always play Christmas music on my phone while we work. 

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