Christmas traditions

Our Christmas traditions

Isn’t it funny how we all have different Christmas traditions? Everyone around the world will celebrate in different ways and we all have different things we like to do.

I’m pretty sure my family have stuck to the same tradition for about 20 years! I love everything about Christmas. It’s such a happy time of year with so many lovely things to celebrate. I thought I would share with you some of our Christmas traditions!

Christmas Eve 

My mum always prepares food for Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve. When I wake up I always help her out by peeling potatoes and chopping up veg, we always have Christmas music playing in the background making it really festive!

In the afternoon my family always go bowling and then out for pizza. We’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember. It’s honestly so much fun to get all the family together the day before Christmas; you’ve gotta love a bit of competitiveness with the family!

In the evening I always sit down with my mum, dad and brother and we watch A Muppets Christmas Carol … and of course, Shaun joins us for this as well now! He also comes bowling with us 😀

Christmas Day 

Up at 7 am, sound familiar?! haha. We always get up super early and head downstairs. We open our presents as a family and then have breakfast together. Mum then starts preparing the lunch and I usually play Mariokart with my brother. Around 11 am my grandparents and uncle come over and we open more presents and then sit down for lunch. Mum always does the most amazing Christmas lunch – My favourite is always the roast potatoes and pigs in blankets! In the evening we usually play lots of board games as a family and eat lots of food!

This year, for the first time in my life I’m actually breaking the tradition! I’ll be waking up at Shaun’s house on Christmas day and spending the morning with his family. His mum is going to cook us Christmas lunch and then we’ll head to mine in the afternoon to see my family! It’ll be strange to break tradition, but I’m still excited.

Boxing day 

For as long as I can remember, we’ve always spent boxing day at my Nan’s house. She cooks a second Christmas dinner and it’s always amazing! As some of you know, my Nan very suddenly passed away this year so things will be very odd this year 🙁 I’m so sad that I won’t get to spend the day with her as she loved Christmas… BUT my amazing Grandad is stepping in! With my help, we’re going to do a buffet for the family. There will be cold meats, sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties etc. I’m so excited to be able to share the time with my Grandad preparing the food and I know my Nan will be very proud of him for stepping up to the challenge! My Nan was like a cooking queen. But I’m sure Grandad can do just as well!

I’m so excited for Christmas and I’m eagerly counting down the days! How do you spend your Christmas? 

Charlotte xx

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6 Comments

  1. December 14, 2017 / 9:32 PM

    Great post! It’s lively to re as about what people get up to over Christmas and realise everyone’s are so different.

    • Charlotte Shares
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      December 15, 2017 / 10:25 PM

      Exactly! It’s amazing how everyone does something different! X

  2. December 14, 2017 / 9:36 PM

    This is such a lovely lovely post. Your family traditions are amazing, I especially love the bowling idea – something everyone can get involved with! I hope you have a lovely Christmas day morning with Shaun, how exciting to be doing something different. I am so sorry to hear about your grandma, it’s always difficult around this time of year, but your Grandad sounds like he’s got everything covered and I’m sure he will love the support for you guys as well! X

    • Charlotte Shares
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      December 15, 2017 / 10:26 PM

      Bowling is definitely one of my favourite things about Christmas! Yep Grandad definitely has it covered 💕

    • Charlotte Shares
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      December 15, 2017 / 10:27 PM

      I completely agree! It’s so interesting to see what others do to celebrate! X

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