My favorite time of the year! Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Christmas is hands down my favorite time of the year. I’m all up for the lights, the music, and the weather. In my opinion, it is truly the happiest time of the year (unless you are in the mall on Christmas week. No one is happy in there during that time).
My family’s tradition is not necessarily unique, but it is special to me. On the 24th we usually pick a house and our extended family and friends meet there. We enjoy a meal together, and then everyone goes their on way at around 10:30pm. My immediate family then meet at my parents house, and play family games until 12am. At that time we all gather in the living room, and with some Christmas music in the background, we all open presents one by one. Once we are all done unwrapping presents, we turn on the fireplace and enjoy a fresh cup of hot coco with marshmallows, and talk for the rest of the night. We have been doing these for many years now, and it never gets old. The little things are usually the ones we tend to overlook and then later miss the most down the road. This is why lately I have made it a goal of mine to remember to enjoy the little things (and yes, I got this from the movie Zombieland, it's an awesome movie). So don’t forget to enjoy the little things, specially during this time of year!
P.S. I know it is always exciting to open presents on Christmas day, but please take it slow and be careful out there.