Monday, 15 November 2010

Its Chriiiiistmas!

Ooh are you getting excited yet? I start getting giddy at the end of August - seriously. There is so much to do and I always run out of time - and I always have a whinge about how much I 'need' to do but I'll let you into a secret ...I love it!

Around this time, I start to think about the Christmas traditions that we have..I know that each family has different ones and I love hearing about them.

One of ours is each betting to guess what colour the Queen is wearing for her speech (not that we tend to watch it, we are normally sitting down for Christmas dinner with a port and lemon at that point). We have a maximum 50p bet - Gamblers Anonymous please don't be alarmed - its only once a year! Its hard work managing to avoid what she's wearing as it is normally on the news the week before but well worth it.

A friend of mine's Dad insists on going downstairs first shouting bye to Father Christmas down the drive saying 'See you next year!" - She is 35 and married with her own son but they won't stop that tradition.

What are your traditions at Christmas? Share them -you may start a craze!

PS The photo is from Christmas 2008 in our living room - Another tradition, the house is a tip in 2 seconds flat!


  1. Me and my sister are in our twenties, but we still go downstairs together, squealing "Has he been? Has he been?". Just for the childish fun of it! My dad always makes us all a cuppa while me open the presents, and my sister always sits by the tree, handing out the gifts. Then we all start to eat whatever sweets we've been given before we have breakfast!

  2. Helen, you need to start a tradition of telling M it's Christmas, she has to wear a Christmas smile for the camera. V looks like she has grasped that one.

  3. Hehe... I love it too! As much as I moan about all the things which have to be done/bought I love it! The rush, excitement and general buzz about it!! Am liking the outfits girls! My OH had to stop me in a moment of madness when I suggested getting Oliver a Stephanie (Lazy Town) outfit!! Oops!

  4. Hello! As my children are still very young (3 and 1) we are making up traditions year by year. My favourite so far is mixing porridge oats with glitter on Xmas eve, then throwing it in the garden - so the reindeer can see and smell where to come to! Hope you enjoy your festivities!