Christmas Traditions, around the world and in my house.

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Right so, i know Christmas is different for everyone. But come on, who doesn’t love having a sneak peak into what happens in other homes at this time of year? I love learning about different traditions and how other people celebrate.

Let start with different houses, here are a few traditions some fellow bloggers have in their homes!

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Lyndsey says: We open our presents at midnight on Christmas Eve so that we can spend our time with our daughter. It’s been tradition in my family for years. As we got into our teens we did this so we could watch younger cousins with their presents on the big day. You can find Lyndsey’s twitter here and her blog here.

Lianne says: We visit everyone Xmas eve so we can chill and spend time as a family on Xmas day – we wake up have presents and a nice breakfast and then the little ones play and I make Xmas diner and then we play board games and have a buffet in the evening. You can find Lianne’s blog here.

Vicki says: The children’s stockings are left, filled at the end of their beds, by Santa. One of our favourite traditions is when they wake on Christmas morning and come running into our room dragging their stockings with them. They explore the contents of their stockings on our bed … I absolutely love this start to Christmas Day – it’s heart warming and magical . You can find Vicki’s Blog here and her twitter here.

Sinead says: Presents are left until after dinner (but before pudding!). All started because my parents were landlords for 25 years so we always worked Xmas day; with our own Xmas not really beginning until we’d fed and watered everyone else. keeps the excitement going a little longer and is a great break between all the eating! You can find Sineads blog here.

Jenni Says: We open most of our Christmas presents on Christmas Eve, as is the custom in Germany where I’m originally from. On Christmas Day, first thing we do is inspect our stockings, which Santa has filled with a few extra things, then we always have a full cooked Scottish breakfast! (my husband is Scottish). I blogged about out ‘double Christmas’ last year, if you want fuller details, you can read here. You can find Jenni’s twitter here.

We have recently started a tradition, as this will be our 3rd full Christmas together as a full family and our first with Miyah!

Our Tradition starts the on Christmas Eve. We all snuggle up before bed with a duvet and hot chocolate- watching a Christmas movie. After the movie has finished we plate up everything for Santa and his Reindeer and off to bed we go! When we wake up, we watch Rosie open her stocking and head downstairs to see if Santa has been! We see if Rosie wants any breakfast but by this time she is so excited she will probably stop half way through to eat haha! We put on some Christmas music and we all open our presents. Rosie is very slow at this so could take a while haha! After we have all opened our presents we tidy up and get dressed! We may have a cheeky chocolate or two. Around 11 o clock, we head to the pub nearest us and meet Michaels family for a drink and a socialise before heading home and having our Christmas dinner. As usual and as it always will be, Michael cooks our 3 course dinner and by the time its done, we are bloody stuffed and can’t move. Rosie will go off to play with her new toys and me and Michael will tidy up.Around 5:30/6 Rosie will go her dads house till boxing day night and me and Michael chill in the evening.  This year is different! This year we have Michael’s brother round for dinner and in the evening Michaels parents are coming round for a drink. I’m extremely looking forward this year.

How does Christmas go in your house?

Until next time,

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Christmas Gift Guide 2017.

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Each year, i am finding it harder and harder to think of good gifts for people and it really starts to stress me out! So i took to Twitter and found some perfect gifts you could give your children/family/friends and partners.