I hope all of you that celebrate Christmas had a wonderful Christmas Eve and have an equally great Christmas day.
One of my fondest memories growing up is going to my grandparents’ house every week for dinner. That’s not the fond memory – it was a little boring – but during the holidays it would be such a fun ride (granted it was only 15 minutes) because I loved seeing all Christmas lights on the houses on the drive. My grandparents always got a real tree so I would go each week wondering if this was the week the tree would be there. In the later years, the tree would basically be there just in time for Christmas Eve.
For most of my life I spent Christmas Eve night at my grandparents’ house. We’d all hang out, eat, open gifts at midnight, and then head home. My brother and I would get to choose 1 gift from our parents to open before bed and then I’d go to bed excited for Christmas morning. Then, after the Christmas morning festivities, we would relax all day until family came over for Christmas dinner. In recent years with my grandpa not being able to get around on his own, we just have Christmas Eve dinner at my parents’ house (after one of us picks up my grandpa) and we open gifts way before midnight. Then, Christmas morning festivities are the same as when I was a kid and the rest of the day is low key.
One thing I need to have though are cute Christmas pajamas! I’ve written recently about holiday pajamas and I included these holly print thermal pajamas. So cute! They are nice and comfy too and who wouldn’t want comfy pajamas?
Pajamas: Target (here)
The gifts around my tree in these photos are all from my generous students! The only gift not from them is a basket of goodies I got as a housewarming gift, but the rest are from my students. I have a lot of thank you cards to write this break!
Anyway, these are the pajamas I’m wearing this Christmas and a little insight in to my family’s Christmas traditions!
What are your Christmas traditions?
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