Thursday, November 23, 2006

tis the season to be jolly......


....tra la la la la la la la la...

is that the right amount of la's??

Anyhoo, I am very excited as I get to go home to England for Christmas in three weeks, I have been away for three Christmas' so I am very much looking forward to spending a Christmas at home with my family. What I love about Christmas' in England with my family are:

- Cold Christmas' are the best...
- Getting to hang out with my family on Christmas day.
- Turkey
- My Aunt's potent brandy sauce on Christmas pudding.
- Watching 'Only Fools and Horses' repeats on TV.
- Watching the Queen's Christmas speech - naaaaaaaa not really ;)
- Exchanging presents with my family - I love giving surprises and getting surprises.
- Opening up a present on Christmas Eve = tradition in our family.
- I am excited that Scott gets to spend a traditional Christmas with my family.
- I love that it is so cold you can see your own breath.
- Hopefully getting to go to church on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day with some of my family.
- I am so looking forward to talking with my little sisters about the REAL meaning of Christmas.
- Sitting down after a big lunch and just chilling out.
- My family coming around every hour or so trying to feed you more food, even after lunch.

So what family traditions do you have in your family or what are the things you love about Christmas in your country?

9 comments:

Tracy said...

We eat turkey on Christmas as well. We open our gifts all on Christmas Eve.

This year, Denis might have to work again. That's what happens when you work in a 24/7 industry. I will be able to attend a Christmas Eve service though.

Nixter said...

Thats a shame Denis might have to work, hope he doesn't...

Turkey = great on Christmas day. What do you have for Thanksgiving??

Tracy said...

Turkey. No problem having turkey twice in a year. leftovers make great sandwiches. we don't do football (that's a big American thing to do on thanksgiving - watch football)

Oh, on Christmas, Mom and I may go to see a movie. We have done that in the past.

Nixter said...

That's cool that you do that with your Mum. Very fun!!

Andy M said...

I've never experienced a winter Christmas, though walking through David Jones' department store here in Sydney (or nearly any other shop) you'd think it was winter with all the reindeer, snow etc (until you step out of the air conditioning to the heat outside).

I love a summer Christmas. I love the warm air, the beach, eating fresh seafood and cold beer, the long days and late sunsets, the glistening sun reflected in the shimmering water, the chorus of cicadas singing in the evening

lm1 said...

oh my lets see, we usally have a ham, or a duck. and always get to open 1 present on Christmas eve.
including the pets.
this year we will run around with our heads cut off with darrens family and then on Christmas day we will spend with mine. and then we get to come home and die... I mean relax ;P
and I can't say that I like the holidays!

Priscilla said...

I live where it snows a lot. On Christmas morning, it is always nice to see fresh, fluffy snow on all the branches of the trees. We usually open gifts on Christmas morning. Growing up, we always opened them up on Christmas Eve...but my husband thought this was wierd and refused to be swayed that way. Usually hubby makes a fairly nice breakfast for us. (eggs, sausages, fried potatoes) I help a little...but most of it is his baby!

After that we go spend the day with some family somewhere. This year it is my family at Martha's house. Next year it will be hubby's family somewhere.

Nixter said...

I love cold beer too (even though I am a Pom ;), but it is not quite the same when it is cold...

David Jones - man at each window they have a different carol playing - it messes with my mind.

Nixter said...

Duck on Christmas sounds good. I love duck... But I think I will stick with Turkey ;) I hoe you get to die, I mean relax and enjoy this holiday lm1...

Priscilla, I hope it snows at home this year, it is rare but it would just be fantastic if it did.