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17/12/2012 at 13:02
Ever since i left school i've always worked christmas eve, last year was the first year i didn't but we went delivering gifts and then set the table ready for christmas day, but if i've not had this baby we want to do something special in the daytime as it will be the last time as a family of 3, so what do you do christmas eve? has anybody got any suggestions?
17/12/2012 at 13:03
MrDD works, so we don't do anything really - it's one of the busiest days of the year for him. I'll also be working this year.
Sorry, completely pointless reply
17/12/2012 at 13:49
We go into town, to enjoy the ambience of it all, let the kids see all the lights etc. We then go home, change into new PJ's, have some hot chocloate,and settle down to watch a christmas DVD. We usually have a take away too.
17/12/2012 at 14:00
Not a lot!
We used to go down the pub on Christmas Eve night. Last year we stayed in a watched a film (either Cars 2 or the last Harry Potter - the other one we watched on NYE)
Will probably finish off the bits of tidying, entertaining Little Miss, preparing veg for Christmas Day. Not much!
When she gets a bit older, we'll be off to either the panto or cinema.
17/12/2012 at 14:18
Last year we went to the pub and got too drunk to do anything.
This year I'm working til 12pm, then we are getting L from nursery and going pub for nibbles & drinks. Home for picky dinner, get the house ready and cosy night in with pjs before Father Christmas comes.
17/12/2012 at 14:23
I always work and usually get sent homw early. We usually go to the pub in the evening, although last year i was cuddling the toilet as i had norovirus and the previous two years we went to my in laws post pub as we were staying at theirs. This year my parents are round for dinner then my mum and I are going to midnight mass. Not been for years but looking forward to it!
Sorry, doesn't help you much!
17/12/2012 at 14:28
I'm off this year. Soooo happy.
So h is going to get all the veg about 6am. Then we are having a nice breakfast. Then I'm telling L we have got lots to do but really we are going on a steam train ride and it drops you off to see Santa and his reindeer, then you all get on the train back to the station. Then when we get back our Xmas eve hamper will be on the door step (neighbour will put it out for us when I text her), then we are all getting in our new jammies and watching the snowman whilst we have nice treats. When the kids go to bed h and I will have a cheese board and btl of wine and get the presents out.
O also we will open 1 present each before bed so L and I can have their ss present, iv got my ss present from my post natal group and not sure what h can have
I'm way too excited this year!!
17/12/2012 at 15:25
I always do something with my nephews in the day (now ages 17, 16 and 5). We either go to the cinema or go outdoor iceskating (perhaps not at 40 weeks pregnant though!!) then we settle at wherever we are for Christmas day, ours, pil, my mum etc. and have a nice supper - the usual cheese, crackers, nuts, party nibbles and drink, play games and natter. Ah I love Christmas eve!
17/12/2012 at 15:49
Usually, H works a late shift, so when the kids have gone to bed i've prepared the veggies for the next day.
This year however H is on an early shift, so in the morning i'm planning on baking some biscuits for Santa with the LOs, then when H gets home from work at 3pm, we're going to go to the local crib service at church, then come home, have snacky stuff for tea, and bath the kids. Then watch the Snowman and the Snowdog, then the babies can go to bed. H and I can then prepare the veggies, set the table and bring the presents for the children off Santa down and put them under the tree.
17/12/2012 at 16:01
jealous of all you that go to the pub!
cp - we went on a santa steam train ride at the begining of dec M loved it!
chids - i lke the baking idea too but we are doing that this saturday so we can take biscuits to the neighbours as gifts.
will be doing the xmas film and pj's in the evening but just need to find something to do in the day time!
17/12/2012 at 16:05
Why don't you go pub then Mrs g?
17/12/2012 at 16:12
We haven't got a nice family pub near us! plus i can't have a drink!!
17/12/2012 at 16:18
Noooooooooooo!id move house if we didn't have pub near us lol mind you our closest family one is a good 10min drive.
17/12/2012 at 16:32
We usually meet friends in the pub. This year I'm going to get tickets to see rise of the guardians at 2.15pm then possibly the pub for one or two then home for hamper and some wine when the kids are in bed.
18/12/2012 at 08:00
No more pub talk! find me something else kid friendly to do!
18/12/2012 at 09:48
Have you looked at local theatres to see if they have panto seats available? I've just seen our does so hoping to book when the box office opens at 10am.
18/12/2012 at 10:10
I'd love to do panto it's cinderella this year but i don't think M (20 months ) will sit through it.
18/12/2012 at 10:43
Even if she doesn't she won't be disturbing anyone. It's all about the kids isn't it.
18/12/2012 at 10:58
yeah good point!
18/12/2012 at 11:35
Not much. Usually I'm working and it's really busy. H is working so I'll be at home with N probably wrapping presents as we always do things last minute.
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