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I love christmas
My Perfect Christmas
Member Name: clairemarks
My Perfect Christmas
Advantages: everyone gets exited
Disadvantages: so expensive for just one day
I am a total big kid when it comes to Christmas. I make sure all my Christmas presents are wrapped up well in advance so I can make preparations on Christmas eve. We usually put out Christmas decorations up mid December. My house is like Santa's grotto as we have to have a stocking each and also one for the pets. We are lucky enough to have a spare room so all the presents are stored in there until Christmas eve.
Once the kids are in bed (with new pj's on as that's our tradition) My partner and I bring everything downstairs and lay all the presents out on the chairs. I then have to write each one of my girls a thank you letter for the lovely mince pie and milk and the carrot for the reindeers and sign it off father Christmas. At this point I have already scoffed the items. The presents have to be set out just right on the chairs and I make sure I take a picture too.
I'm the one that wakes first all exited and I usually have to give the kids a nudge at around 7am. We take them downstairs and they pen their presents. We like to take pictures of them doing this. When they are playing with their new toys I prepare breakfast as this is the only day in the year that we have a cooked breakfast. Also it is usually wasted as the kids are far to interested in there toys.
At around 2 pm we go around my mums house for Christmas dinner. We are all dressed in our new Christmas clothes as you obviously have to make an effort. My children then get a load more toys. I love to then sit down and watch rubbish Christmas films that are on every year feeling stuffed from my mums Christmas dinner. We usually have a small drink with our dinner too.
We go home at around 6pm so the kids get to spend some time playing with their new toys and once they go to bed my partner and I will then snuggle in front of the TV and have a few drinks. This is then the point we start worrying about where we are going to put the kids new toys.
I really do love Christmas but glad it only comes once a year as it gets so expensive and its all just for one day
Summary: Time with my family