Christmas Eve traditions

So, here it is, Christmas Eve!  Are there any Christmas Eve traditions that you'll be participating in (or even starting) this year?  


For us, we will attend our church's Christmas Eve service, which is something we do every year.  And we're thinking that before we go to bed, we will read the story of Christ's birth.  Other than that, there's really nothing that we're doing or starting that is new, unless DH has something up his sleeve.

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 1:50 am
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christmas eveeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finally. 


at 4pm, we are going to my moms to have dinner and exchange gifts with her side of the family, then we are coming home! then tomorrow is ALLL about both sides of DHs family. its gona be a chaotic day, but i am so ready for it :) :) 

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 2:05 am
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Kelly, I LOVE how much you love Christmas!!! My DH thinks I am insane haha


 


Tonight we are going to my Mom's side of the family at my Aunt's house. We are going to exchange gifts, eat tons of food, and play some games. 


At 27 years old, I have yet to spend a Christmas Eve away from my Mom's house. I don't know if I love or hate this. This year was to finally be a year to sleep at my own house, and spend Christmas morning with just DH and I. But, my sister and her family couldn't come from Colorado for the holidays so my Mom is in a Christmas depression, SO, DH and I will be spending the night at her house, again.

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 2:17 am
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Christmas eve is all about being with family. Every year we get together for a buffet (my house recently because we have the youngest kids so can put them to bed at their regular time) and then once they're asleep it's time for drinks and silly board games. Last year we played Apples to Apples, this year is Cranium and Rapidough.

The boys get one present after we've eaten (new PJs!!)

I don't think I've ever been this excited about Christmas!!!!!
Posted on December 24, 2012 at 2:20 am
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LOL jess! i freaking love christmas!! and at 25 years old, i dont see it ever getting less exciting! i also have never not been with my mom on xmas eve (this is my 4th year not being at home though), which is why i love this tradtion. not to mention, if i didnt see her on xmas eve, how on earth would i get my new christmas jammies??!! ;)

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 2:28 am
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YES! My Mom gives us the same Christmas eve gift, haha! I love them!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 2:30 am
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Tonight we are having homemade cookies, Eggnog and movie night.


 

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 4:00 am
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WHOOO HOOOO, it's HERE!!!  I am so happy it's Christmas Eve AND we are supposed to get snow tonight!! EEEEKKKK!


I'm in the middle of setting up tonight's food, which is mostly snack-like foods, spinach dip (MY FAV), cheese, crackers, a few Italian goodies and then we are having game night and movie night. 


I've been tracking Santa today and my hubby is laughing at me each time I yell out to him to let him know where Santa is.  : )

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:32 am
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That is so cute, Becca!  I love it!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:32 am
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My boys are counting down to Santa getting to England so they can see him deliver to all our friends & family! So cute!
Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:55 am
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My family doesn't really do Christmas outside of gifts, so we usually spend Christmas with DH's family. This is my 3rd Christmas Eve here, and I think we're planning on games and a movie tonight. 

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 8:03 am
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It's so good to see you back!  I've missed you!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 8:11 am
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Ditto what Christina said CountryGirl91!!! It's so awesome to have you back on the boards!!!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 8:29 am
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Welcome back! Hope everything is good with you. Have a lovely Christmas xx
Posted on December 24, 2012 at 8:36 am
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Woohoo!!! I'm so excited that Christmas Eve is here!!! I made dinner earlier (Jambalaya) and when it gets dark we're going to drive around looking at Christmas lights with hot cider and cocoa listening to Christmas music. When we get home my daughter gets to open her Christmas Eve present. It's always pajamas that daddy has picked out for her, but she always looks forward to it.


I hope I can sleep tonight. So excited for tomorrow!!!

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 10:03 am

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