Christmas TogetherWe're here year round and even though we are scattered all over the world and most of us have never met face-to-face we find ways to celebrate the season together. From our annual Christmas exchanges to scheduled chats our Christmasing together is discussed here.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
I used to sit at home with the girlfriend and enjoy a deli platter and watch Christmas shows and movies. Last Christmas was my first one alone (and single) so I loaded up on junk food and continued the tradition. And you know...it was just as great! I treated myself to a new laptop (since I didn't have a 'spouse' to shop for) and had a great day!
Soooooo, to anyone newly single or alone, Christmas can still be a great time! I look forward to continuing my solo tradition this year! I'm thinking...a new iPhone or a video game console. Because I've been really really really good this year.
Well, I intended to be...
I'm still getting an iPhone, dang it!!!
That was cute it made me giggle - thx
I think I too have been well most of the time, but sometimes maybe, well I still hope Santa remembers me
When I was little, we opened them up on Christmas Eve b/c Santa was in the morning.....all the adults would open theirs so it was all about my brother and me (AND SANTA) in the morning!
That's what we did when I was little also! My mom would let us open ONE gift on Christmas Eve. My grandmother ALWAYS gave the boys socks and the little girls those little underpants with the days of the week on them. We would BEG every year NOT to open that one on Christmas Eve because we KNEW what it was!! LOL
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-If hubby and I have to work, we work no later than 3:00PM. Then we go to our house to change/shower or whatever and go over to my in-laws.
-If we don't have to work, we just putter around until noon and go to my parents place until 3 or so then head over to the in-laws.
-At the in-laws, we hang out and watch anything Christmas on TV.
-When it's dark around 5 or 5:30, hubby and I get in our car and hubby's parents, sister and niece get in their car and we drive around and look at lights until about 6.
-We have a pot-luck dinner and hubby and I always order Chinese food while we're looking at lights and then pick it up before going back to the in-laws.
-It is strict tradition that we watch a movie-cartoon called 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' while we are eating dinner. Here's info on the movie: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800140369/info
-We open 1 gift before we leave (it's always PJ's...LOL) and then head over to my parents to visit them and my brother. There we just hang out and play a game or cards.
-We leave my parents before 11:00 and go home. We take the gifts to eachother out of hiding (they have to be hidden until Christmas Eve or else we'd likely know what they are!) and put them under the tree.
-We watch TV and read Luke 2 outloud and then nestle down and try to sleep before midnight hits (or Santa won't come! )
Christmas eve is when the magic begins. In the morning DH does the Turkey pickup from the butcher, and the boxed veg & fruit from the farm shop, so i can get the home ready for the family visiting early evening. I start my baking of mince pies for them all, and they get eaten whilst they are still warm, with fresh cream by my visiting sisters+ and brothers+. We have this time to exchange our gifts and place under the tree ready for the big day. Later when the family have gone we settle down for the evening all in new pj's by the fire and candles and magical twinkling tree and DH tells us a christmas story. DS sets out a mince pie, whisky and carrot, and not forgetting the stockings on the hearth. Then its off to bed for the little one.
We have our Christmas with our famil;y on Christmas Eve. All the kids are married with kids and grandkids of their own so we like to celebrate on Christmas Eve. That way the girls can go to their spouces parents home on Christmas
day. It has worked great for all. Hubby and I spend a quiet Christmas Day. We exchange our gifts to each other have nice steaks for dinner and just enjoy the quiet of the season . Kids and grandkids may stop by for deseert but not manditory ...
What I'm going to do and what I'd like to do will be two different things. I'd like to stay at home and watch Christmas shows all night long with my husband and kids. That's my ideal. Rick's mom passed away in April so it will be just a bit different. We'll likely go to his sister's house.
A Beary Merry Christmas to all!