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post Dec 24 2016, 03:14 PM
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It's Christmas Eve already. blink.gif ohmy.gif I really can't be bothered this year, probably because it doesn't feel like Christmas.
My family will all gather round the grandparents' house which is where we stay all day.. Play a few games, watch TV (much to my disgust) and play bingo wub.gif

What about you? tongue.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 03:25 PM
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Christmas usually begins in our household by waking up early and vacating to the front room. We will then open our presents with Christmas music on in the background! The magic of Christmas has naturally waned as we've got older, for instance a few years ago me and my brother would still pester everyone to get up at like 5am, but it's still a pretty fun morning.

Christmas lunch is then usually served either at home or at my grandma's who lives very near us. This year we will be eating at hers! The Queen's speech and Top of The Pops are usually on at around this time - the latter is the only TV event I'm still strongly interested in on Christmas day, really.

The rest of the night will usually be pretty chilled in front of the TV. Until... we get Trivial Pursuit out *.* this sometimes alternates between Christmas and New Year's Eve, but whenever it will be - it will be a lot of fun.

Christmas is coming around quicker than ever, it doesn't feel like I've embraced the build up to the day as much as usual because it's gone by so fast!
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post Dec 24 2016, 03:35 PM
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We open presents in the morning, then go to church for the Christmas service. We then have family around, eat Christmas Dinner, and I host the Christmas Quiz biggrin.gif

Everyone leaves at about 4:00, then we have whatever's left over for tea/dinner/whatever-you-want-to-call-it. I'm then going to spend all the vouchers I got for Christmas/my birthday/Christmas last year/my birthday last year kink.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 03:38 PM
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This year I'll unwrap my presents first thing in the morning, then breakfast. Following that I'll sort my presents, and likely eat some of the sweets and chocolates I may have received, then lunch is with my extended family at my stepfather's parents.
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post Dec 24 2016, 03:48 PM
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Not a great deal in honesty. Eat, Sleep, Eat, Repeat.
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post Dec 24 2016, 03:54 PM
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I'm at that age where I don't have kids and moved into a new house with the future wife and so am at the beginning of new Xmas traditions in a way as I'm not home anymore on Xmas eve to go down to the local and Coke home on Xmas eve etc.

I'm heading to my parents though on Xmas day for dinner and staying there that night just food and watching TV etc - we don't really do games.
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post Dec 24 2016, 04:04 PM
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Probably not much different to any other day just with a big roast laugh.gif I'm not hugely fussed this year at all, the roast and all the soaps will do for me laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 04:06 PM
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I will wake up (first Christmas since buying my house-yay). I may be alone or my sister might be staying over tonight. Either way I'll drive us 15 minutes to my parents' house and my brother will join. We'll exchange presents to Christmas songs whilst eating a breakfast of croissants and bucks fizz. This is what we've done every year except we all used to live in the same house and the dog has changed. My mum will get frantic about Christmas Dinner because she's invited her parents and they stress her out. My auntie and uncle could also turn up unexpectedly, we never get much notice. The rest of us have to distract grandparents whilst mum is in the iamspamspamamiand the usual film, games will be going on. My dad's siblings (all 5 of them) live close together and will try and fail to successfully skype us. We'll eat leftovers for tea, watch more telly. Grandparents will leave late and I have to drive back too.

I think Boxing Day might be at mine this year ohmy.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 04:14 PM
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I actually have bagels with creme cheese, scrambled eggs and salmon for breakfast after hearing your tradition T Boy!

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post Dec 24 2016, 04:32 PM
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Having wife's auntie and uncle (no relative really but closest friend she has over here) and daughter/bf with 16 month old girl who is a nightmare. At daughter's birthday she took a liking to trying to pull my CD's out of the racks!! rolleyes.gif So have put a long length of sellotape across them to fox her this time. They're all over the place at that age so the tree or my aquarium may be at risk as well. She kept pulling the dog's tail too and don't want her to bite her.

TBH I hate having people so am always glad when she's in Philippines which she was last year and will be next Christmas. I don't mind being alone at all. Had cheese on toast one year for my Xmas dinner! I prefer just us three when she's here but she always wants company, says it's boring with me.

Anyone going to midnight mass or is no-one religious here? Am a lapsed Catholic but haven't been to one for years.


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post Dec 24 2016, 04:57 PM
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Christmas Day is always at ours, we used to wake up at the crack of dawn to open presents but now we all just kinda trudge down at midday kink.gif We open them, watch Top of the Pops, Queens Speech and then usually the film that's next on BBC (Frozen this year *.*) until we have Christmas dinner + dessert, which subsequently drains us all and we usually just have some kind of game (I think it's Poker this year, eek). We then kinda split off and me and my brother watch the Doctor Who Christmas special and my mum and dad watch Strictly and we all watch Eastenders *.* (and there's also Bake Off this year ;o).

Boxing Day is always at my grandparents, who prepare us a nice Christmas lunch and usually a game at the end (Worryingly, my grandma's apparently been getting worse with dementia and things aren't all rosy with her and my grandad so I hope that doesn't dampen things this year sad.gif). Not the most exciting day in the world, but kinda customary.

We sometimes see my cousins for another 'Christmas' a few days later and my aunt's always away so the actual family gathering is fairly small.


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post Dec 24 2016, 05:08 PM
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We usually open presents in the morning and then people usually come round to our house for the day/Xmas Dinner around about the time that the Queen's Speech is on. Usually it's just my sister, her husband and kids as the additional guests but this year we're also adding my brother's fiance, my recently care-home'd Grandmother, my Aunt, my Mum's Cousin...and a small dog. That'll be glorious carnage I'm sure!
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post Dec 24 2016, 05:16 PM
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Eat, Drink, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Slleep. And watch TV, some great TV watching tomorrow, TOTP, Bake Off, Dr Who, Frozen with the kids, and Eastenders

Bit depressing for me at times, its my first year without my grandfather, sadly passed away earlier this year (August), I miss him.
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post Dec 24 2016, 05:19 PM
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My family's in a bit of a transitional stage right now. We're all older now, so our past Christmas traditions have all kinda gone out the window. But this year, we're doing lunch at my grandmother's house with that side of the family, and then over to my sister's house for a late dinner with the family members most of my family doesn't like laugh.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 05:43 PM
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since my parents got divorced i've always had two christmas', the 25th with my mum, the 26th with my dad! double the roast dinners *.*

My mum doesn't really have any family so we usually spend christmas day just the three of us (my brother as well!) although on a couple of occasions we've spent Christmas day at a friends house which is always lovely of them to invite us over ohmy.gif it's been quite a hard few months for my family so this year we're just looking forward to staying home and actually having all three of us properly together, as i'm ofc living away atm, and my mum and brother both work laugh.gif we're going to make some prosecco cocktails, eat loads of food and watch whatever good is on TV!! present giving will happen, but we all know what we have got each other, my unwrapped present from my brother has been on the kitchen side since I got home last week laugh.gif !!!!1 (speaking of which I still need to wrap his, which is also on the kitchen side kink.gif)

Christmas with my Dad also varies, last year was just a roast dinner at his but I'm hoping this year there'll be a bit of a family gathering as I haven't seen either of my grandparents for AGES cry.gif I'll most likely be with my step mum's family tho as my dad is living there atm. i have NO idea what kind of boxing day/christmassy traditions they have there but guess I'll find out! ohmy.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 06:28 PM
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Pick my brother up in town (who doesn't drive), bring him home to the parents. We then exchange presents and go out to Christmas lunch back in town. On the way home, drop my brother back at his flat with his presents.
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post Dec 24 2016, 09:40 PM
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QUOTE(bah... humbug... @ Dec 24 2016, 05:16 PM) *
Eat, Drink, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Slleep. And watch TV, some great TV watching tomorrow, TOTP, Bake Off, Dr Who, Frozen with the kids, and Eastenders

Bit depressing for me at times, its my first year without my grandfather, sadly passed away earlier this year (August), I miss him.

Sorry to hear about that! Hopefully your grandfather is in a better place now.

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As for me I will be having a meal with family and I will watch Top Of The Pops and force myself to watch EastEnders as something special might happen.

On that note the standard of TV for Christmas this year for me seems to be a lot worse than usual, is there anyone else who feels the same way?
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post Dec 24 2016, 10:32 PM
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There's really nothing much on tonight they aren't showing any of the usual Christmassy movies on the main channels like the Polar Express etc just comedy and soaps. Polar express was on ITV 2 and I watched it lol. Least ch4 showed the Snowman this afternoon!
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post Dec 24 2016, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE(bah... humbug... @ Dec 24 2016, 05:16 PM) *
Eat, Drink, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Slleep. And watch TV, some great TV watching tomorrow, TOTP, Bake Off, Dr Who, Frozen with the kids, and Eastenders

Bit depressing for me at times, its my first year without my grandfather, sadly passed away earlier this year (August), I miss him.



My first without my mum too. sad.gif
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post Dec 24 2016, 10:52 PM
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Dec 24 2016, 10:32 PM) *
There's really nothing much on tonight they aren't showing any of the usual Christmassy movies on the main channels like the Polar Express etc just comedy and soaps. Polar express was on ITV 2 and I watched it lol. Least ch4 showed the Snowman this afternoon!



Enjoyed Blankety Blank, hope it gets a full series, then Corrie.
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