Merry Christmas to you all! I hope you are having a wonderful day and before I am shutting down for the festive days, I will give you a little insight into my Christmas.
Today is the 24th, which usually means it's pretty relaxed at home. We watch Christmas movies, prepare the little things to prepare (last-minute gift-wrapping, boiling the potatoes for raclette, etc.) and preparing Christmas lyric sheets (which is my job and which I actually still got to do) because we can all only sing the first verse of every carol before slowly fading away into silence.
We have our big turkey on the 25th but only eat raclette on the 24th because it is no hassle to prepare and means my mum doesn't have to be stressed out about food all day. My sisters visit the horses with goodie bags filled with carrots and apples and we take our (one remaining dog, sniff, sniff) out for an extended walk.
This year, we are varying one of our traditions. Usually, we always re-enacted the shepherds' quest to find Jesus, with my dad acting as the shooting star (which meant putting candles along the path he was walking through the forest) and us (the shepherds) following. Then we would gather in the woods around the clay Jesus doll, sing Christmas carols and read the respective bible part.
However, my dad has decided until one of us has children we will pause this tradition and rather go for a long walk and then choose a nice spot to do our prayers and songs, which I think will be very nice.
When we return, we will bless the house with frankincense, singing an awful rendition of Amen. However, we love this tradition and it has to stay.
Unlike most people, we always unwrap before dinner, simply because we cannot wait any minute longer. Our unwrapping sessions last for at least an hour (we all have serious gift-buying issues, everyone gets faaaaaar to much and every year we promise we will keep it down, but, hell, I bought two presents each this year as well...). Then, finally, we assemble at the Christmas table and dig in until we nearly vomit (we have eating issues, too), but it's delicious and we are jolly and in a happy mood.
Probably the best part ensues after dinner. We loll around in (hopefully) new pajamas, read our new books, watch a movie or have a lovely chat. It is the absolute bliss of relaxation and I cannot wait for tonight.
I hope you have an equally wonderful Christmas and thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me therefore. I wish you the best of Christmases and after a short break, I will be back to tell you more about everything that comes to mind!
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