How will it be?
For us. We wake up at a reasonable time because the kids know that waking early means only one present gets open at best, so they don't go mad about it.
I'll probably make brekkie for me and Mrs B - this year it'll probably be smoked salmon and egg in either scrambled or omelette form. May well open a bottle of cava and have a wee drinkie.
After breakfast everyone will get dressed - Mrs B frequently dresses up "nice" although I wear The Usual.
Present opening time - dedicated piles round the floor, with us opening presents one person at a time. May film or take photos.
At some stage I'll start Chrimbo lunch - probably around lunchtime. May go for a plod when the turkey is in the oven if I haven't already overdone the booze.
Meal will be round the dining table with the best china, crackers and music, some time around 3 o'clock. This is when I'll start on the red wine.
No Queen's Speech.
Stuffed by 4.30 ish, I'll then ship the china into the kitchen, then veg out. May return to strip the turkey for leftovers and possibly even chuck it into a pan to start the curry for Boxing Day.
Then fall asleep for a bit till Doctor Who comes on, followed by more drinking and nut nibbling. Board games may feature at some stage assuming I can still string a sentence together.
Youngest to bed at 9, others when they feel like it, me when I can't take any more booze.
Boxing Day, longer run, turkey butties and turkey curry! Woohoo!
That's mine, what about yours?
My five stage christmas day.
Up around 7-ish, now B&H are teenagers, they're less likely to be awake at 3am. Into lounge in PJs & dressing gowns for opening first presents from stockings, then pause for fizz and croissants. OJ available for those who prefer it.
Rattler is MC of presents, and passes them out to everyone. I try and insist that we take turns to open a present and try to keep gift tags with gifts for thank yous later. Once all presents are open, phone calls to family/texts to friends, followed by nibbles/chocolates. Play with/look at/exclaim over presents for rest of morning, with TV on in background.
The beast generally goes in the oven by 1-ish. Sit down for dinner, 3 courses with more wine and then back to lounge. I watch the queen if I remember, but often don't. Cold food goes out on counter tops/breakfast bar sometime in the afternoon, possible board game/cribbage while we try and eat our own weight in over-rich food.
Fall asleep on sofa sometime during early evening, while pretending we didn't, then stagger off to bed.
Boxing Day is always Full English Breakfast, with what looks like a competition to get as many different foods on your plate as you can. Try and get out for a walk either on the moors or the Hoe if it's not good weather. No proper lunch, but plenty of leftovers. Think I've got walnut & roquefort tarts planned for tea. Generally Wii/board game marathon in the afternoon.
Croissants are a good idea.
*jots it down*
Johnny...er...are you using this thread to get some fresh ideas for your own day??
Saffy Claus, ho ho ho wrote (see)
My christmas day will largely consist of driving up and down the M1
Silly FF, if I was working as a gritter, I would of course be dropping my load in the middle of July and not on a day when the grit was actually needed
LB, it does indeed *nods wisely*
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