Blogmas Day 20: Family Christmas Traditions

Oh boy 13 year old me and sister!

Family traditions are a really important part of the Christmas time to my family. For the past few years we’ve kept a steady schedule of places to be a people to see, so to speak. As a recommendation from my mother, (thanks mom) I’ll be sharing some of the traditions my family upkeep from Christmas Eve to the day. I’ll also throw in a few rather unattractive pictures of my sister and I over the years as a bonus! I really hope you guys enjoy this!

On Christmas Eve my family usually meets up with my mom’s sister, brother in law, and nephews at Tanaka of Tokyo for a late dinner. It’s always fun to spend time with my mom’s side of the family as we don’t get to see them as often as we’d like. After dinner, present exchanges and goodbyes, my family heads over to church where we go to the 11 o clock service. It’s nice to go to the late service as everyone is there until 12:30 on Christmas day!

Hello no makeup!

On Christmas day, I’m usually the first to wake up as I’m so excited to open presents! Waiting for my parents to get ready is always the hard part. My family starts by opening our stockings and finding the bits inside. My dad will usually take a break from opening presents to make us a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, and rice. He’s such a good bloke sometimes! After the presents are opened (I usually finish opening mines first because I go through them so quickly!) we sit and eat our breakfast together until we’re all stuffed. Christmas music is usually playing in the house and the wonderful smell of bacon lingers in the air for the next hour. We spend our day relaxing and watching Christmas specials or football until it’s time for dinner. For the past couple of years, we’ve gone to eat dinner at the country club we’re members of. Dinner there is always delicious and we have such a great time together! After our long day of festive gatherings and present opening, we head to bed happy and full.

I really hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to know what some of your family traditions are!