Hey everyone, ♡
Happy Blogmas day 6! It’s only 3 days until Christmas and that is just crazy to me. I am so so excited.Thanks so much for coming back to my blog to read another blogmas post, it means so much. Today’s post is going to be all about my Christmas traditions and what happens on my Christmas and Boxing day! I have always wanted to do this post as I feel like it helps you get to know me better and I love reading them. I really hope you enjoy this post and make sure to let me know down below what your traditions are and how you spend your Christmas!
So I was talking to my Granny the other day and she was telling me all about her childhood christmases and it sounded all so magical and also so different to how mine is nowadays. The love of Christmas is big in my family and it goes down through the generations. She was talking about how she got an orange in her stocking and other lovely bits. How she would open her stocking on her parents bed and then wait until the time to open the rest of her presents. If they got sweets it was a big treat because it was still soon after the War and they were still rationed. Also the thing that shocked me the most that wouldn’t happen at all nowadays was that her parents put candles on the Christmas tree and then when they were about to have their presents they would light them for 2 seconds and then blow them out. Obviously that is a big fire hazard nowadays and totally dangerous, imagine all the flammable things on the tree and lying around omg. But I just love the fact that my Granny has such fond memories of her Christmas., that means so much to me, it is so lovely.
My Granny telling me about her Christmas prompted me to ask my mum about hers. Hers was very similar to my Grannies, apart from my granny loved waiting till after tea to get her presents, whereas my mum said it was absolute torture because all her friends got theirs in the morning and she still had to wait. They opened the stockings on my grandparents bed and had their lunch. My mum also has very fond memories which I find so lovely as well.
So moving on to how Christmas and Boxing day goes for me:
So if you didn’t know my parents are split and have been for most of my life so I basically have two Christmases which is fine with me. I still get to see all of my immediate family but it is just spread out and I do just love how everything works.
So on Christmas Day I tend to wake up super super ealr like I am still a little excited kid. When I can finally drag my mum and brother out of bed we go downstairs and open your stockings. Then we open some other main presents and mum opens her presents. We then eat chocolate for breakfast because it’s Christmas why not? After that, it is probably still really really so we just chill until around 10 o’clock. Then my dad comes and picks up my brother and I and we go to his house where we open our presents from bhim and just chill there for a while eating more christmas chocolate. Then we get dropped back home and either we go to my Auntie and Uncles or my Grandparents. This year we are going to my Grandparents, where we will eat Christmas dinner which is just the best and then chill out with our christmas food babies. Then we play some games, eat some more food and do some more gift giving. It is such a lovely and magical day and I wouldn’t have it anyway. I think everyone likes how their Christmas goes, how their routine is on their day and that is all good. Christmas is totally personal to everyone.
So on Boxing Day, Christmas carries on. My brother and I go up my nans, we have a chill day where we eats lots of chocolate and a lovely lunch, then we play some games again and share some gifts. Then we end the day with the BEST thing which is my Nans buffet. She does it every year and it is the best! I also spend the day with my cousin which is always hilarious and it is a great day!
So that’s it for today’s post. Christmas is such a special time for me, it is truly such a magical time and a time to show your appreciation for all the good people in your life and be grateful for what you have.
Have a lovely rest of your day!
Fancy reading any more festive posts? Well here are the links to the rest of my Blogmas series:
Lots of love & Christmas wishes,