Originally Posted by whitney37354
Everything was so low key this year it was kind of weird.
Christmas Day: Woke up to snow---first White Christmas since 1976!
We missed church on Sunday because of the mounting snow and ice & spent the day doing laundry & eating junk food.
Christmas 2010 was good, just different.
Interesting because mine has a similar theme.
We took a five day weekend for Thanksgiving. Came home for four days then drove to Florida for a weeklong Disney Cruise. By the time we were home, unpacked and caught up with work it was middle December and we had missed our decorating time (usually takes 3 plus days) and a majority of our friends and families Christmas parties. So we put a tree and stockings and left the rest of the stuff in the basement. Shopped a little and then, before we knew it, it was Christmas eve.
Still, it was a great four day holiday. Extended family on Christmas eve and just us for a nice quiet day on Christmas. Everybody stayed in their pjs and I fixed my big pot of oyster stew to enjoy.
Your snow on Christmas day hit us after midnight so we missed a white Christmas by one day but in my opinion it still counts since we are in Christmastide. 9 inches on the ground and kids had a blast. Our New Year's plans look to be just as quiet. Great laid back season that I think more people should enjoy.
And we don't have the hassle of spending an entire weekend in mid January taking down decorations.