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14/12/2012 at 14:41
Its possibly been done but I'm bored and nosey so humour me.
Usually me and H will wake up dead early like 6ish, get up, brush teeth, have a cuppa in bed and generally make a bit of noise until the kids wake up - only because we are too excited to sleep but we have said this year we will stay in bed as long as possible.
Once they wake up, they open the stockings in our bed. While they are putting all the pressies back in their stockings I go and turn the Christmas lights on, check if Santa's been and get the camera ready then H brings them down. E's presents are on one settee, J's on the other, all from Santa.
Once all present opening is done we'll have some breakfast, maybe bacon sarnies, bucks fizz and chocolate.
Usually we need to be out and about for 10am to go to PIL's but we aren't going til after dinner this year so will play with the kids and get ready while they play.
We aim to go to my parents house when my sister gets her daughter back from her dads (she goes for an hour on the morning) so probably around 11am. We all open presents and drink bucks fizz, then my dad and H will meet BIL and FIL in the pub for a couple of pints while me and my sister help my mam with the dinner and play with the kids.
Dinner is usually around 3pm. Some of us have starters, I don't and we never have pudding either, far too full for that. After dinner I will help my mam with clearning up while my brother (16yrs) plays a few games with the kids.
We will possibly pop over to PIL who live over the road from my mam for an hour or so after our dinner.
We usually stay at my mams until 8-9pm but are going to leave earlier this year and go home around 5-6pm so the kids can play with their toys at home and we can get into our pj's and chill out with some wine and nibbles.
14/12/2012 at 14:53
Ours will be simple, just the 5 of us at home. We may see my parents for an hour or so at some point but they are hosting Christmas for both sets of grandparents so not sure how it will all fit in!! We will wake up (well kids will wake us up), kids open stockings up on our bed (which they will find at the bottom of their beds), downstairs for milk/breakfast then open more presents. H will be cooking lunch and I will be playing with the kids!! I think most of Christmas day I'll be putting my daughter's playmobil together lol. After lunch the 2 youngest will have a nap so I'll spend some quality time with my 5 year old. Hope to fit in a short walk in the afternoon. The kids can have a picky tea, then bed and me and H will have our picky tea and alcohol!
14/12/2012 at 15:07
Not really sure. This will only be the 2nd year of the 3 of us and being in our own home (as opposed to being miles away at my Mam's then the MILs), and last year Little Miss was only 5 months old and not sitting on her own so we were always needing to hold her / be with her.
This year I think it's gonna be totally different! She's gonna love all the presents and ripping things open. It's gonna be chaos! (My mam and dad have just been to bring the presents and for the 3 of us there is 5 large Santa sacks and other assorted presents!)
We'll have breakfast whilst opening some presents (croissants with ham and cheese and some fizz - because we don't have to drive anywhere, it's a novelty!).
Dinner is being planned for around 4.30pm/5.00pm to coincide with Little Miss' normal dinner time.
She'll also need lunch at her usual time (probably left over Christmas Eve food - ham and the likes) and then she should nap afterwards for a couple of hours so we'll get time to look at our presents (open them if need be!) and sort out dinner.
14/12/2012 at 15:12
The plan is....
Get up with H before he goes to work, open the presents that FC has left the children, H goes to work, and i'll prepare dinner. H should be home by 12.30pm and so we're hoping to have lunch by about 1.00pm. After lunch finish opening the presents for the children from us and then pop to H's grandparents for an hour or so. About 5pm go to my sisters, where the children will get their christmas presents from my parents and eat tea.
In reality it will probably be nothing like that and be a complete mad rush going from house to house and fitting everything in.
14/12/2012 at 15:19
They sound like lovely Christmas days! In my head mine will be something like this!!!
up about 6am (the usual time!) open stocking in our bed Down stairs for breakfast. Get dressed and then CHurch. Back home and open presents from under the tree. Then dinner and playing with toys, maybe a walk if I can persuade my very grumpy H. Then tea of some description and bed.
Boxing day is our big family day when my gang and my sisters lot go to M and D's for the day.
14/12/2012 at 15:46
Xmas eve h and I will put the presents out, we are still bickering over how to do it, I want nice piles 1 for each of them, h was a massive free for all in the middle of the room
We are putting the stockings in our doors then hoping L will come in in the morning, we will bring Isaac in and open our stocking presents (il then go down and put the tree lights on)
Then open presents
The ils might come to see them open their pressies depending how mil is
Have breakfast and will put Xmas songs on
Go and visit William
Go and visit next door neighbour
Have Xmas lunch
Then get the night buffet ready
14/12/2012 at 16:25
I'm planning on waking the little man up at about 7am if he's not already up. Hopefully grab a shower before that too.
Then it's pressies and breakfast downstairs with my folks and this year we'll have to prize Ned away from him toys at about 11.15 as we're going out for a midday lunch.
3pm we'll be home for a siesta and then more pressies and Hestons chocolate Christmas cake. Followed by more pressies I'd think and a lot of booze (for everyone but me) and then i'll do the buffet at about 8pm and we'll play games till late.
14/12/2012 at 16:49
Am i the only one who gets really giddy thinking about xmas day?
Can i join in with my xmas plans for next year? It will be our first alone with boy so iv already said i want it just us 3. Obviously he will only be nearly 1 but this is how mine used to be and how im planning our childrens to be.
I plan on getting up early (baby dependant?) as im always too excited to sleep in
Go down and put the lights, xmas cartoons on, kettle on and make brekkie
Open pressies one at a time, obviously going camera crazy as itll be his first xmas and im hoping the wrapping will be enough to keep him entertained if hes too young to enjoy pressies?
Play with pressie and watch xmas tele, eat xmas baking and chocolates
Go for a lovely walk before coming home and making a start on dinner
Make a start on dinner to be eaten at around 2-3pm
Pig out on starter, main and dessert
Flake out on the sofa to more xmas tele (baby dependant!)
Possibly ask parents and siblings to come over for tea and stay the night? Do a buffet tea
Play board games, watch xmas tele, eat too much chocolate!
14/12/2012 at 17:37
They all sound like fab days.
CP I agree with you, 2 separate piles. If you have a free for all you would have to tag every present wouldn't you, or I suppose not if you did them in different paper but I still like piles better.
14/12/2012 at 19:14
Up early open pressies/have brekkie.
Travel 2.5/3 hours to inlaws, more pressies
Go to aunt in laws in afternoon for meal and drinks :-)
14/12/2012 at 19:55
This is our first Christmas with a LO so are usual routine will probably go out the window! My guess is that once we're awake we'll come downstairs and have a cuppa and then make a start opening the presents. At some point we'll have some breakfast and then later in the morning my mum, brother and uncle are popping over. My FIL and BIL will be coming over for Christmas dinner around midday and we aim to eat at maybe 3pm. In the evening we'll have leftovers and my SILs are going to pop over for a bit.
14/12/2012 at 20:39
Well for the first time in the 34 years of my life my parents have gone to Florida for Xmas so just me and hubby this year.
I keep joking to everyone that we are staying in pj's all day and have chips and curry sauce for dinner but I think we will actually have a little Xmas dinner. We always go out on Xmas eve so we won't be up super early although I think I'll probably drive so shouldn't be hungover.
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