Christmas

Nikki - posted on 12/02/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Three weeks and one day to go! Everyone ready? What do you do for Christmas day? Does anyone have a white Christmas?

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Stifler's - posted on 12/03/2010

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We've decided to party already. In case like... the town gets washed away by tomorrow.

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I'm in denial. All our family are going to be away and I'm wondering if I can get away with no tree since my daughter is only 13 months and wouldn't know any different. Naughty me I know. And no, definitely not a White Christmas here. We're actually having a lovely sunny Summer for once! Wooooo.
I'm slowly coming to the realisation that I don't really care much for Xmas. I feel a Bah Humbug coming on, LOL.

Lady Heather - posted on 12/02/2010

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We're all on schedule here. Just a few gifts left to buy. I've done half my baking. We chop down the tree this weekend. Next week all the parties start!!!

Christmas Day we are usually at our house unless we go out of town. This year my sister and her family are coming so my little 6 month old nephew will be here! We get up, make some coffee, open the prezzies, eat a nice breakfast and then just hang out and play games and listen to music and stuff. We'll probably take the kids for a little ride in the sled. We do a big dinner and always have lots of goodies and pudding for dessert. My dad and his girlfriend join us for dinner when we are in town.

I guess we don't really do much but enjoy each other's company! Boxing Day is also big at our house. We always go sledding and eat more yummy food.

I live in Northern British Columbia, so a white Christmas is the norm.

Isobel - posted on 12/02/2010

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I never realized how ill prepared I always am until I joined com...tree's not up, and very few presents bought...though, I shop long and hard once or twice...and my kids go away to their dad's every other weekend and for a few days before Christmas...so I'm a little bit spoiled that way.

Amie - posted on 12/02/2010

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Almost ready, decorations are up, waiting until the weekend to get the tree and a few people left to shop for. All adults naturally. ugh. I hate buying for adults.

I do have a white Christmas. Saskatchewan, Canada here. It would be weird to not have snow at Christmas. I find all of you who do not do huge turkey dinners but instead go outside to BBQ insane. =P haha.

Each year Christmas eve and boxing day is for extended family. Christmas day is for us, always. Christmas eve is generally my family, it's a tradition that's carried over from my dad's side of the family. The in laws on boxing day. Gramma in law tried to mess it all up this year but we told her she'd have to host it without us if she plans on having it on Christmas day. Not happening, it's our day as a family and we're happy to keep it this way.

I will be glad for next year though, when I will once again take over hosting duties. I swear to god I'm the only organized person on either side of the families. It really drives me batty too. haha. =)

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No white Christmas for me. ;) Not ready yet. Tomorrow I'll be doing the girls bday and Christmas shopping w/ my son. Then Saturday the kids will be w/ my dad and I'll do my son's Christmas shopping. Christmas Eve we go to our church's big Christmas Eve service. Then in the morning, we'll do our own little family w/ opening presents and eating breakfast. Then go to my dad's around 10 or 11 to play and eat.

Nikki - posted on 12/02/2010

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Joy my dream has always been to go to NY one year for Christmas, it looks so pretty in the movies!! White Christmas' always seem so festive for some reason?

Looks like it may rain here too, I have just moved, so I am feeling a bit homesick for my usual Christmas of fresh seafood, humid hot weather, icy cold champers and swimming in the afternoon.

I am so pleased to say I have finished my Christmas shopping, I hate shopping at Christmas but I never can seem to keep my new years resolution to have all my shopping done by October... It obviously gets lost with my resolution to loose weight!

Katherine - posted on 12/02/2010

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We usually have a white Christmas. I hate the snow!! Haven't gotten my shopping done.....have the tree up....not ready!!!!

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This will be mine and my son's first white Christmas. We recently moved from Florida to NY state and....well, the 3 year old loves it, my husband grew up here and I'm a Florida native. I miss my flip flops and tank tops but I'm trying really hard to enjoy the season and see it all through my son's eyes. Christmas isn't my thing. We have a tree up, which is actually in the garage right now because yesterday my son knocked it over for the 3rd time, breaking ornaments that are precious to me....the tree will go back into the house eventually. Honestly, I'm tryin' really hard not to be a scrooge but you can just pin "Bah Humbug" on my forehead this year and watch me wait for January 1st lol I'm tryin'......sorta....

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House is decorated. Presents wrapped and put where the kids wont find them. ( thank you mum)
Christmas will be here. My hubby's mum's side refuse to travel so it's unlikely we will have christmas with them again. We have done it a few times and i'm over having to be the ones to pack up and go.
His dad's is coming to our place but not sure if it will be on christmas day.
It will be a very wet christmas by the looks of it for us. We have been cut off from everything all our major roads were closed the other day.

September - posted on 12/02/2010

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No not at all! However we do plan to get a lot of our shopping done this weekend. We tend to be the last minute kind of shoppers when it comes to Christmas. Our plans for Christmas this year is on Christmas eve we bake cookies, write a note to Santa and snuggle up with our son and read Twas the night before Christmas (a tradition we've always done as children and decided to continue with our son) Then Christmas morning we open gifts with our son at our place, then head off to Grandma's for the rest of the morning. Then we go to Grandma #2's house for a bit and then back to our house to unload. Finally we are having Christmas dinner at my husband's mother's house this year with the family. It's going to be a busy one but fun I'm sure with a 2 year old! :) We plan to get our tree this weekend and get the house decorated so that should be a blast! We've had a white Christmas before here in Seattle however it's not predictable so we will see. The year our son was born (2008) we hardly made it out of our drive way to get to Grandma's Christmas morning so a repeat of that might not be too fun, but I do love the snow! :)

Caitlin - posted on 12/02/2010

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Always a white Christmas here (Quebec).

This year, on the 25th, when I get home from my night shift, we will open gifts as a family (then i'll nap), then go to dinner at my in laws, come home, sleep.. Then on the 26th I go to my dads for our x-mas dinner and more gifts. That's pretty much our routine.

My shopping is pretty much done minus the stocking stuffers. I'm still waiting for some of my orders to arrive, but they are all scheduled to arrive before x-mas.

Stifler's - posted on 12/02/2010

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Nooo I live in QLD. Looks like it will be more likely a rainly flooded Christmas.

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Christmas Eve (after a family party) I'll put together a big breakfast so that all I'll have to do when I wake up is cook or bake it. This year I'm thinking of blueberry muffins, sausage balls, hashbrowns and fruit. Then when hubby comes in from the night shift and the kid wakes up, we'll see what Santa left. Jason and I will exchange gifts. Then we'll eat breakfast, play a little, prepare what we need to take to Jason's grandparents for lunch. After lunch at my grandparent-in-laws we'll go to my aunt's house to see my dad's side of the family. Then, exhausted we will return home.

It's not my ideal Christmas day. I'd rather stay home with MY family all day.

I've never had a white Christmas, but that's fine with me! I'm not fond of cold weather.

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