Our Christmas Traditions


Happy Monday lovely readers I hope you all had a great weekend. Just a few days until Christmas, eep! So I thought today it would be fun to share with you some of my family's Christmas traditions.

Firstly, I should point out that my family doesn't actually celebrate Christmas and therefore we celebrate the winter solstice which usually falls on the 21st or 22nd of December. I won't go into why we don't celebrate Christmas and celebrate the solstice instead as I could write a whole post on that.

Christmas Eve 
We spent the entire day sorting out food and putting up our decorations. Yep, we leave it pretty late.

In the evening we have hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream and watch Christmas movies. 

We get up very early and usually go out for a walk and watch the sun rise, it's the perfect way for us to wake up and I always love watching sunrises.

Once we are back home and settled we crack open the Bucks Fizz, usually resulting in my mum being drunk after half a glass (yes really).

The traditional argument with mum about whether my brother and I should eat breakfast, she always worries and thinks we should but as we and my Dad) point out we are going to be eating sweets throughout the day and have a massive lunch.

Throughout the morning we will open our stockings and a few bigger presents. Poor Dad has to keep going in and out of the kitchen to check on lunch (my Dad's Christmas lunches are the best thing ever!).

We have lunch around 1 and oh my lord it's amazing and afterwards I feel like I can't move because I'm so full. Although I always make room for pudding which is chocolate log for me because Christmas pudding is gross.

After we have had lunch we will listen to some music and open a few more presents. Sometimes we all or a few of us will have a nap.

In the evening we finish opening the presents and will get the table out to play cards.

We play cards for the rest of the evening while listening to music, chatting and getting pretty drunk on my Dad's homemade sloe gin.

The rest of the holidays are spent eating waayyy too much and generally having lots of fun. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, do you share any of my Christmas traditions? What are some of your Christmas traditions? 

Thanks for reading!

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  1. I loved this post Ella! We have a ton of traditions but most of them revolve around eating way too much! Happy Monday beautiful friend! XO- Kim

    1. Traditions the involve eating too much are the best traditions! Haha thank you for stopping by my gorgeous friend!

      Ella xx