I won’t be able to carry on with family Christmas traditions this year, since I’m not visiting my family. However, I thought I’ll share how I’m used to spending holidays!
1. We unwrap presents on Christmas Eve
Since I can remember we’d always exchange gifts after Christmas Eve dinner. I think it’s exciting (especially for kids) to wait until Christmas morning to see what they’ve got, but I might keep this nice tradition when I have my own family.
2. Santa is real
I don’t know at what point I figured out that it’s not really Santa bringing my presents (I’m not trying to say anything, maybe your presents are brought by him). My mom is the one fighting the hardest to prove Santa is working hard on Christmas Eve. As I don’t buy the Santa idea anymore, she’s onto my eight year old sister and so far it’s working really well.
3. No meat on Christmas Eve
My family members are not hardcore Catholics, but we would always have meatless Christmas Eve. We mostly have fish, dumplings with curd and various salads.
4. Meeting the rest of the family on Christmas Day
We always visit my aunt during Christmas Day. With my cousins, their partners and their parents it’s a whole bunch of people. It’s just hours of everybody talking at the same time and being extremely loud. Reminds me Kevin’s from Home Alone family. Despite that it’s really fun and I’m always looking forward to it. There is just something about everybody sitting down together and sharing the special day.
What are your family Christmas traditions? Share in the comments!
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