Recently, I have been doing a lot of thinking
probably too much, Shielding Syndrome and too much time on my hands methinks.
Anyway, I started reminiscing about past Christmases ,
I know, too soon and all the happy memories I have. It's funny how you forget about the burnt turkey, hard potatoes and sprouts and the arguments!
On Christmas Eve, we had a tradition of, no matter what was happening in the midst of all the madness, we would take our three children to the cinema (a rare treat) and have a sit in Macdonalds, another rare treat, as money was tight.
When they came home, they would find new pyjamas laid out in preparation for Santa coming.
To this day DD always gets new pyjamas on Christmas Eve, the boys don't need any. .
Right up until they were teenagers, we did it. They still remember all the films, like National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Santa Claus the Movie, Home Alone, Scrooged and DD's favourite, The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Nowadays they still follow that tradition by watching a movie on Christmas Eve and have takeaway.
I have two questions.
Do you have a family Christmas/festive season tradition and what is your favourite Christmas film?
Mine has to be White Christmas. I always end up crying at the end!
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