Seems to remain the same year after year. When we gather with family on Christmas eve, the presents must be opened after dinner presents are passed out and everyone can open their gifts right away. On Christmas day we also open them after dinner but we pass out all the presents and sit in a circle. We all take turns opening one present at a time, so everyone can see what you have riceived. Then the next person gets to open one so on and so forth until it is your turn again. Lot's of pictures are taken and it is a fun way to enjoy all the thoughtful gifts everyone has received.
18 January, 2012
How bright your twinkling lights glow. Thursday was spent in Seattle shopping with Jerilyn. We saw all kinds of Christmas trees all lit up and very festive, it was a wonderful day. This is a tree in West lake Mall area, which is where we spent most of the day. In Pacific Place ( a mall a block away) It Snows inside the mall! It is really fun and amazing it feels like snow, but it is warm inside the building. We have been talking about seeing it for years, so this was our year to enjoy it.
...is so happy and fun! I find my self singing along to the Christmas music at work and notice alot of customers doing the same. I like the tradition of the songs and just the happiness they bring. I saw mommy kissing Santa Clause, Hark the Herald Angels sing, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow, O'Christmas Tree, Rudolf the Red nosed Reindeer, Silver Bells, Santa Clause is coming to town, to name just a few good ones. What a great way to spend a day decorating the house for Christmas and listening/singing to the holiday music. Of course mom will be listening to her favorite... Elvis singing his Christmas songs just to her!