woohooo it’s christmas eve eve

or

how we extend our favourite time of year ^_^

in our house today is christmas eve eve, yup you read that right two eves because it’s the eve of christmas eve ^_^ you see in our house this is our absolute favourite time of year our decorations have been up ages and we have been singing christmas songs and we absolutely cannot have only one real christmas day  so we have the day itself and we have christmas eve and we have today christmas eve eve.

this is the day where we sit in jamas all day- if we can – and watch all our favourite xmas films-we have watched polar express a fantastic xmas film i recommend you watch it no matter what age you are and then you will know what i mean when i say i can still hear it-today is the day i plan to have everything ready for all shopping done, all things wrapped, there should be nothing left for me to do but relax be with my kids watch xmassy stuff- it’s the run up to tomorrow ^_^

on tomorrow the wonderful xmas eve we have certain little traditions we have to observe to properly begin the xmas period, on the morning we all have to and i can hear the groans now ^_^ but we all and yes all does mean teenagers and in fact ALL my children, have to sit and watch it’s a wonderful life with me, it happens every year and every year i cry ^_^ it’s a tradition ^_^ shortly after we have put on the snowman and we have all badly sung along to walking in the air- santa has his first visit- yup we love santa soooooooooooooo much we have to have visit us twice ^_^ back a few years ago when the kids were little and i loved xmas too much to wait patiently ^_^ i decided santa should pop by on xmas eve and give the kids a treat and a pre-xmas present, our xmas eve present , just one small gift and the kids love it although i do think they have got big enough to question-yesterday i was all like oooh wonder if santa will pop by with our xmas eve presents and my son said only if you go to the toilet mum i raised my eyebrows and questioned him feigning innocence but he laughed and said but he only comes when you go spend ages in the toilet mum then when you come back down from the bathroom he has gone 

so this year hah the tables are turned my oldest and i have a plan and yes it is a cunning plan ^_^ we shall make them all watch it’s a wonderful life, we shall then let them watch something they actually want to watch, then my oldest will say she is going to visit her friend, but really she will pop upstairs and put on the santa suit-yes it was me all along bet you never knew ^_^- and the kids will be sat watching the TV with me wondering whats going on, they will be waiting for me to go visit the bathroom and i won’t -cue evil laugh oh no wrong plot- so when they are all agitated and telling me to go to the toilet there will be a knock on the window and lo and behold santa! they will for once see and santa together in the same room thus dispelling all myths that santa is me ^_^

part of me is gutted of course i have played this role for years and loved it every time i love my santa suit and beard and i love practising my ho ho ho and i love sitting them with me for photo with santa and giving them their little present but it will all be worth it for the look on their faces to see it is not me ^_^

our next little tradition is that on xmas eve the kids give the presents they have bought for each other, this one started because they get so many on the day itself not only santa but family as well and it meant the small ones they bought each other got lost in the marathon of opening so  i thought it would be nice to have their family ones on xmas eve that way they get an extra day plus they all have the time and space to open the little ones they have saved up their pocket money to get -which in my mind makes them more valuable- and the atmosphere between siblings is all lovely and they like each other for at least ten minutes ^_^ don’t get me wrong my children love each other but that does not follow they like each other all the time it’s easy to love a sibling, but actually liking them is difficult when they constantly wind you up or ruin your make up or draw on your dress or hide your shoes or- well you get the idea ^_^

as it starts to get dark we have to -all of us- get out the plate with carrots and mince pie and glass of milk plus we put out santa’s special key so he can still get in when we are all asleep

so then tis finally evening and of course we all have to go to bed early because the earlier we go to sleep the quicker it is xmas day and i sit them all down and read twas the night before christmas which is a must no matter how old they get because i love it , we all have an xmas ev shower, which in our family always starts with the smallest getting the bathroom first and it then goes up in ages so when she is done and in bed my son will go and so it goes til they are all settled except the oldest being 18 and bigger than me means she doesn’t get told to go up to bed but she gets as excited as the rest and will probably go to bed earlier ^_^

then after making sure all are feigning sleep i have to get out the flour and make santa snow steps i have to eat and drink the milk, then hubby and i put out all the presents and finally collapse into sleep

so there ya go our christmas eve eve is for relaxing because as you can see i am darn busy on xmas eve, i love crimbo and i will always take this amount of joy in the magic of christmas it should be a magical time for kids and even a little for us growed ups too because to see the look on their faces is magic in itself

so now you all know i will be too busy these next few days to come and on chat to you all so a big huge thank you to all of you that read my wafflings and to those that drop by and chat a huge thank you and to anyone who has ever communicated with me thank you

i sincerely and genuinely hope all of you have wonderful holidays no matter what you call them no matter which label you work under i hope these holidays are all you want them to be and i hope in the new year you find happiness and success

your friend always

kizzy29593_296970247091246_1171438217_n

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15 responses

  1. Your traditions are so vivid and wonderful, I can enjoy them from here! Have a fantastic holiday dear friend – and may every day be filled with the joy and love and laughter that you so deserve..xoxo

    1. thank you dearest mims i am so excited i cannot sleep luckily the youngest has stopped being sick they all still poorly though but at least i don’t have to keep cleaning up now ^_^ i have everything wrapped ready and in place santa costume is ready to go and i am too excited i am worse than the kids ^_^ loves you mims xx

  2. I second Mimi’s comments, Kizzy! Blessings to you and your family this Christmas! May your holidays be filled with love and laughter….xox

    1. thank you my lovely i shall not be able to sleep i am way too excited ^_^ my love to you and yours xx

  3. I third them! I love Christmas traditions and it doesn’t matter HOW old we get…ho ho ho…It’s a Wonderful Life! Merry Christmas Kizzy…bless you and yours. Have a wonderful time…xoxo

    1. loves you rhinda my dear friend and you know how excited i am ^_^ there will no sleeping tonight ^_^ ack i am worse than the kids every time ^_^ loves you rhinda xx

      1. I can sooooo believe you get even more excited than the kids! Me too! Bless all of you.
        Love you too
        R

  4. That sounds like its a lot of fun 🙂 Have a great Christmas 😀

    1. it is my friend i love every minute of it all ^_^ thank you for dropping and saying hello always good to hear from you have a wonderful time ^_^

      1. It is I love Christmas. I’ve not long finished work so I can properly relax now 🙂

  5. What a clever elf you are, getting a back-up Santa. And that way you can take pictures of the kids on Santa’s lap. I totally agree with you about opening some presents on Xmas eve, and celebrating on the eve-eve. Makes the joy last longer. Your Christmas sounds wonderful. The children will remember and enjoy the memories of these Christmases for the rest of their lives.

    1. hiya lovely it has all been very wonderful everything went so smoothly both yesterday today and even the eve eve ^_^ and we are all now just up to bed after a super xmas time ^_^ i hope you have been having a lovely time also my hopes for you to have a happy and successful new year xx

  6. Hi kizzylee!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones and am wishing you all a Happy New Year!

    In Germany Santa Clause – or sometimes the Christ Child himself – already comes at Christmas Eve to bring all the gifts and every child is awaiting him eagerly with a well learned little Christmas poem to recite to him. – So I can relate a lot to your Christmas Eve tradition!

    Much love to you, dear!

    1. how wonderful to hear from you havent heard from you in ages i hope you and yours have all had a lovely time and i hope your new years is filled with happiness and success, thank you for dropping by take care xx

      1. I’ve been away from the virtual realms for a while – had some inner reset, I guess. But a break is not a break up – so, as you see, I am peeking out of my snail shell, again. 😉

        We had a good time, thank you – also for your kind words and wishes!

        Be well and have a wonderfu evening, dear!

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