I love Christmas. To the degree it actually is a bit silly. I love the mood of the holiday, everyone is cheerful, baking with the family is a yearly tradition, the kiddos are excited to unwrap their pressies and us adults, we look forward to some days off work together with family and friends:).
We have spent the many Christmases in Singapore and it was important to keep our traditions going as we would have done back home in Sweden. This year we actually are in Sweden for Christmas which basically just means taking the Christmas spirit to the next level.
We are celebrating on the 24th December, since the mornings are so dark in Sweden we start the morning with lighting the Christmas tree and LOADS of candles, preparing the Christmas breakfast before waking the kids up.
The family prepares the lunch together, while in Singapore we were quite limited with the selection but it was for sure enough, if celebrated in Sweden the lunch is massive.
At 3 o'clock we are watching a TV show that airs every Christmas Eve in Sweden, and that funny enough is one of those traditions that 95 % of the Swedes stick to and so do we, and at 4 o'clock we are opening the pressies and just enjoying the evening together, usually playing a board game.
Christmas in Sweden is really about spending it with your family at home with nice Christmas food (that you later eat the left overs for days haha).
That's our Christmas Eve, how are you celebrating yours?
May the festive season begin,