Tabs opened are my favourite places to get gifts, House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis and those more realistic for someone with a budget like mine, Amazon and sites with things like second hand Cartier watches.
As I work in retail, I work on Christmas Eve. That sounds dreadful, but it’s actually a lot of fun. While people are usually frustrated when things are so busy, Christmas Eve is a lot different. Everyone is happy, there’s Christmas music playing and customers are a lot more forgiving when they can’t get what they want, or if they have to queue at the checkout.
We’ve all worked hard and are looking forward to a break. The end is in a sight of the hardest few weeks of the year and I’m daydreaming about a lie in after a week 7am starts.
When I finish work, I drive straight to my parents. We usually go to the pub with some of my family. There are times that I’m working too late, so I go home to an empty house and make myself a drink.
This happened last year and I was drinking Dad’s whiskey and Periscoped for about two hours. Is Periscope still even a thing?
Before bed, we usually Facetime my brother in Australia as it’s Christmas morning for them then. It’s the only time a year I talk to them, so it’s always nice.
On Christmas morning, I wake up to my Dad already downstairs. I’ll go and make a cup of tea and bring my gifts for my parents. Dad will then make me a bacon sandwich. Well, vegetarian bacon these days!
When Mum comes down, we open gifts. Usually this time of the day, my brother comes with his wife and from last year, my twin niece and nephew.
The leave and then we get dressed and have dinner. Last year we went to my Aunts which was nice as there were more people than just the three of us. I’m a more the merrier type of person at Christmas. This year is exciting because my brother is having Christmas with us, rather than boxing day.
After dinner, we tend to watch a bit of TV and then walk up to my Aunt and Uncles. We have a few drinks, cheese, snacks and chatter away while playing games and watching Christmas day TV. I really hate Mrs Browns Boys and hope that isn’t on this year. Stupid.
Boxing day is usually the day my brothers all bring their kids to my parents and we have a buffet style dinner. You know the traditional boxing day food. Gammon. Leftover turkey. Finger food.
I think we’re breaking more traditions this year by going to my other brother’s house in Bridlington rather than having them come here.
I’m usually quite hungover on the 27th, luckily I have it off this year and I’m not back until the 28th! This means I can sleep in and then make my way back home in my own time.
Then that’s it. Christmas is over for another year!
What do you usually get up to over the Christmas period? Please feel free to share your Christmas posts in the comments.
Also what’s on your Christmas wish list?
Whether it’s a brand new rose gold mac book or one of these pre owned Cartier watches, or even a kitten (yes please ;)), I hope Santa brings you what you want!
See my previous Christmas posts here:
- Christmas 2015
- Christmas 2015 present haul
- Christmas 2014.
- Christmas 2013.
- Boxing Day 2013.
- Christmas 2012 part 1.
- Christmas 2012 part 2.
- Boxing day 2012.