The theme for Flashback Friday this week is Christmas traditions. I was trying to keep away from Christmas posts until December 1st but I guess one day won't do any harm.
Our Christmas traditions at the moment are waking up and looking in our stockings. The kids hang their stockings on their bedroom doors. Usually their stockings have a few small things and one chocolate each. After stockings, we go down for breakfast.
Once the kids have finished breakfast, (fuel for present opening), we go into the living room and unleash them on to their presents. It can take awhile to open all their presents since we have such a massive family and very generous friends.
We have our Christmas dinner and then cuddle up on the couch to watch some films. We have family visit with any presents that didn't make it under the tree too. When they come over, I usually have some nibbles ready for them, like pigs in blankets.
We usually fall into bed quite early as we are all so exhausted. Christmas day really takes it out of you.
The Christmas tradition that I loved from my childhood was from when we lived in Mexico. My Mum and Stepdad used to wake us just after midnight to open presents. It was exciting to be awake so late in the night! I think they did it because they wanted to tire us out so they could have a lie in on Christmas morning!
This post is for Flashback Friday which is hosted by these 2 lovely ladies...