In about 2 or 3 hours I will be heading out to my parents place. Christmas is the one time of year that my parents, sister and I make sure that we spend more than just a few hours together. I only live about 30 minutes drive from my parents house but none the less I will spend the next three days over at their house.
Christmas day is a very quiet affair for my family. My parents moved independantly away from their parents in England which means that our family time consisted of just the 4 of us. In the morning there is a special breakfast followed by opening of presents and at around noon the Queen’s speach comes on and no matter what stage of the day we pause to hear what she has to say. Finally at mid afternoon we sit down to turkey dinner after which we struggle to stay awake by watching movies.
I have never spent a Christmas away from my parents and sister. It is a time of very consistent routine and tradition for us and the idea that this will change during my trip is something that may throw me a curve when it happens. Maybe I will just have to plan a flight home mid trip when the time comes.
Anyways, I hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas celebrating with friends and family full of the routines, traditions and fun that comes with this time of year.