Sunday, 13 December 2015

Day 13 of the Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Thanks, Jo @Serendipitous Stitching, for another fun year of the Advent Calendar! Welcome to day...

This is an oldie, but a goodie. Sorry I don't have anything new to show.

The question this year is, "How do you celebrate Christmas Eve?"

We normally go to 4 o'clock mass, but have to get there an hour early so we can get a seat. You know, those CEO's* come and it's packed!

If you're like our family, you decorate your sugar cookies that evening, as fast as you can!
 But Santa doesn't seem to mind, he leaves crumbs after his visit.

Just before Nathan gets ready for bed, Santa/Spike leaves a small Christmas tree with some pressies for the boys.
Every year, it's new pj's and a small ornament for each of them.


Then we settle down to watch Christmas Vacation.
I know it's silly/stupid, but that's what makes it so funny! "She wrapped up her damn cat!"

And finally, if we remember, we read "The Night Before Christmas" before heading to bed waiting for visions of sugarplums to dance in OUR heads!

One last thing I do before going to bed Christmas Eve? I help bring out the presents, but let DH display them because I still like being surprised in the morning - still a kid at heart.

Thanks again, Jo! Be sure to head on over to see Barb tomorrow.

* CEO = Christmas and Easter Only




16 comments:

gracie said...

Love the pictures....great to keep traditions going

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year. Love the stitching and the pictures of the boys preparing for Christmas. It's nice that the G-men still do things for their little brother.

Vickie said...

Ah yes! The CEOs. puh! What a great post. I can see and feel the love in your family.

Julie said...

A lovely blog hop post, your Christmas Eve sounds such fun for the family
Blessings to you all x

Christine said...

What a lovely post. I did smile at the CEOs

Sheryl S. said...

I enjoyed your post and seeing your men enjoy themselves with the cookies.

Lesley said...

Lovely post and a gorgeous Christmas design.

Justine said...

That project was definitely worth another look - it's beautiful! I love your Christmas Eve traditions and might pinch your new pjs idea!

Barb said...

What a beautiful stitched Santa! I really enjoyed the creative way you shared your Christmas Eve with us.

Brigitte said...

That stitched Santa looks absolutely great. It was nice to read about your Christmas Eve tradition.

Katie said...

Hopping by on the blog hop. Love your stitched piece no matter when you stitched it. Love your traditions. We do some of the same things. We watch National Lampoon right before Christmas with my dad. We also wait to put out the presents after Jeremiah has went to bed. I love the surprised face Christmas morning. Happy Holidays!

gominam said...

Adorable Santa stitching. Thanks for sharing your sweet family Christmas eve tradition:)

cheryl said...

Wonderful stitching and lovely traditions. Merry Christmas!

Elfie said...

Thank you for your lovely post - I have enjoyed it. And also your Santa - he is lovely. Merry Christmas!

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Stitching Noni said...

I love your CEO description! :o)
What a great post - your Christmas Eve sounds wonderful.
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year :o)
Hugs xx