Found 24th Nov 2009
i know its still a bit early but i'm starting to feel xmassy! just wondered what peoples xmas eve traditions are. in my house the kids are bathed, new pj's on, then watch the snowman and fater christmas while drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows!........ heaven lol.

THEY MUST BE MUCKEY BY EASTER
- raptorcigs

ha ha. took me a while to get that........... and no my children arent just bathed for special occasions........... sometimes i let them go in on the 1st of the month lmao!

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We have dinner then get dressed smartly and go to a childrens carol service for a good sing song. Then come home have a drink and let the kids open one present each.

i do what i feel like doing lol, dont have xmas eve traditions, just go with the flow :lol: its just any other day to me

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BabySmurfette;6990293

We have dinner then get dressed smartly and go to a childrens carol … We have dinner then get dressed smartly and go to a childrens carol service for a good sing song. Then come home have a drink and let the kids open one present each.



carol service sounds fab!

and the drink lol

same here kids bathed & in new pj's & then after they've gone to bed i normally wrapping presents until about 4 in the morning!! think i might try ot get a bit more organised this year :whistling:

we bake cookies and mince pies together for santa then when we're finished dvd then carol service

get drunk




get drunker





try to prep the Christmas dinner






get even drunker







pass out under Christmas tree :w00t:

Set-up traps for Santa.I'll get the ****** one year.

we go to the most insane carol service you ever saw! a local church allows kids to bring their pets to the carol service on christmas eve-dogs trying to bite bunnys/cats after hamsters etc-its hilarious!

last year someone even brought a goat! our dalmation is determined to get that bunny this year.

We usually get the family down to the local working mens club, they have a big disco & buffet play bingo etc, the kids love it, Have been going every year since I was a toddler

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micoo;6990307

i do what i feel like doing lol, dont have xmas eve traditions, just go … i do what i feel like doing lol, dont have xmas eve traditions, just go with the flow :lol: its just any other day to me



:cry:

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cheerleader;6990333

same here kids bathed & in new pj's & then after they've gone to bed i … same here kids bathed & in new pj's & then after they've gone to bed i normally wrapping presents until about 4 in the morning!! think i might try ot get a bit more organised this year :whistling:



4 in the morning!!!!!! they must get u up early aswell? you'll be knackered all day lol

We go ice skating mid afternoon then home to watch xmas films

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choc1969;6990336

get drunkget drunkertry to prep the Christmas dinner get even drunkerpass … get drunkget drunkertry to prep the Christmas dinner get even drunkerpass out under Christmas tree :w00t:




ha ha now thats what i'd like to do :santa:

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barky;6990342

we go to the most insane carol service you ever saw! a local church … we go to the most insane carol service you ever saw! a local church allows kids to bring their pets to the carol service on christmas eve-dogs trying to bite bunnys/cats after hamsters etc-its hilarious!last year someone even brought a goat! our dalmation is determined to get that bunny this year.




OMG! i'd love to see that lol :w00t:

michelle2207;6990355

:cry:



dont see the point in celebrating the day before a celebration, its ludacris

supermod

When the kids were little the nursery school would send them home with small bags of glitter mixed with oats to sprinkle outside in the garden on Christmas Eve so the reindeer knew where to land - kids loved it :santa: Plus the standard carrot, milk & cookies beside fireplace. I'm starting to feel all Christmassy now :giggle:

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supagirl;6990388

We go ice skating mid afternoon then home to watch xmas films



ice skating with the kids would stress me out.......... maybe when theyre older!;-)

well it will be my little baby boys 1st, my little girl is 2 so she is starting to understand but i have got the kids new pjs dressing gowns and slippers ao think we will put them to bed about 7 after watching something xmassy . Then me and my man will wrap all the presents and have a few beers while doing it x

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micoo;6990407

dont see the point in celebrating the day before a celebration, its … dont see the point in celebrating the day before a celebration, its ludacris



do u have kids????:oops:
i get more excited than my children i think

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Tinkytayls;6990417

well it will be my little baby boys 1st, my little girl is 2 so she is … well it will be my little baby boys 1st, my little girl is 2 so she is starting to understand but i have got the kids new pjs dressing gowns and slippers ao think we will put them to bed about 7 after watching something xmassy . Then me and my man will wrap all the presents and have a few beers while doing it x



i couldnt wrap presants xmas eve :? takes far too long! :gift:

choc1969;6990336

get drunkget drunkertry to prep the Christmas dinner get even drunkerpass … get drunkget drunkertry to prep the Christmas dinner get even drunkerpass out under Christmas tree :w00t:


where do i sign up???? I dont do anything special...sometimes visit family, sometimes last minute present shopping!!! Never been able to do the 'open one present' thing as my dad still insists (im 21) that overnight, while Im asleep...santa has got to come and make sure Ive been a good girl and check the presents are OK :roll:

michelle2207;6990431

do u have kids????:oops:i get more excited than my children i think



na i hate kids :lol: want some someday but im only 18 so kids dont really feature in my current plans :lol:

I normally put my suit on, round up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, squeeze down a few chimneys and finally get to empty my sacks:santa:

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micoo;6990459

na i hate kids :lol: want some someday but im only 18 so kids dont really … na i hate kids :lol: want some someday but im only 18 so kids dont really feature in my current plans :lol:



well thats why u find xmas eve boring! when u've got kids u'll realise how exciting xmas eve is........................ and when i was your age with no kids i used to go out drinking with my friends xmas eve. used to be the best night out lol! god i miss those days and it wasnt even that long ago :oops:

transit;6990513

I normally put my suit on, round up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, … I normally put my suit on, round up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, squeeze down a few chimneys and finally get to empty my sacks:santa:



That can be read so many different ways :giggle:

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transit;6990513

I normally put my suit on, round up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, … I normally put my suit on, round up the reindeer, jump in the sleigh, squeeze down a few chimneys and finally get to empty my sacks:santa:




:w00t:

barky;6990342

we go to the most insane carol service you ever saw! a local church … we go to the most insane carol service you ever saw! a local church allows kids to bring their pets to the carol service on christmas eve-dogs trying to bite bunnys/cats after hamsters etc-its hilarious!last year someone even brought a goat! our dalmation is determined to get that bunny this year.


I might go along this year for a laugh with my pet turkey!

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think i might change my avatar to something more xmassy now.........

i love christmas eve i go get all veg and fruit in afternoon (thank god the shops have shut lol) then we all sit down watch a xmas film then after start getting dinner ready for next day we all pig out on xmas food the kids are banished to their rooms then i start the baileys while trying to organise the presents finish the baileys then open a nice bottle of wine to sit and relax then run stockings up to their bedrooms without waking them mind you my lot are 20, 18 and 15 lol but its the same every year and i hope it never changes

my kids are in late teens now :-( but it used to be up very early clean the house from top to bottom, cook the turkey, have turkey butties for tea, kids used to site under the christmas tree with there new pjs on singing carols (under duress lol well the were rewarded by opening the tin of roses) off they would go to bed, while me & dad would have a lovely drink staring at all the presents set out ready for the following day, Christmas Eve for me is the best day of the year, as for christmas day, toys everywhere sweet wrappers everywhere stuffed to the brim, but I loved every single minute of it :santa: wish they were young again......................

When the children were little we used to get watch the snowman and have a Christmas picnic by spreading out a table cloth with piles of party food and the kids would eat and laugh and have a great time:santa:

The anticipation of Christmas Eve is by far better than the day its self the magic of the late hour when all is quite is just perfect

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mikebike;6990636

When the children were little we used to get watch the snowman and have a … When the children were little we used to get watch the snowman and have a Christmas picnic by spreading out a table cloth with piles of party food and the kids would eat and laugh and have a great time:santa:The anticipation of Christmas Eve is by far better than the day its self the magic of the late hour when all is quite is just perfect



i agree. my nieces bday is xmas eve (she'll be 4 this yr) so we all get togther at my sisters house during the day with all the kids there and we get them really hyped up for santa coming lol. love it. but when we come home i love the chilling out bit with dvd and hot drink. x

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xmas eve will be relaxed and xmas day hopefully, we will be sitting on the floor letting the little one play and while drinking a few bottles of bollinger and have game pie for lunch, then out for a walk down to the beach, and fireworks in the evening. nice one bruvva

mikebike;6990636

When the children were little we used to get watch the snowman and have a … When the children were little we used to get watch the snowman and have a Christmas picnic by spreading out a table cloth with piles of party food and the kids would eat and laugh and have a great time:santa:The anticipation of Christmas Eve is by far better than the day its self the magic of the late hour when all is quite is just perfect



Living room floor picnics are the best. Our kids love them. Having a dog around ensures there's nothing left over too!

oh, i also buy that fake snow powder that you hydrate with water and put that in the freezer overnight. Then in the morning i scatter it by the fire and put a welly footprint in it! The kids love seeing the snow!

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BabySmurfette;6990856

oh, i also buy that fake snow powder that you hydrate with water and put … oh, i also buy that fake snow powder that you hydrate with water and put that in the freezer overnight. Then in the morning i scatter it by the fire and put a welly footprint in it! The kids love seeing the snow!



aw that sounds fab, ive never heard of this stuff before.

get it on ebay

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BabySmurfette;6990913

get it on ebay



thanks :thumbsup:

This thread has got me in a real chrismassy mood. Our tradition is son (12) now and I get pjamas on ( the only night of the year i dont have to ask him to get ready for bed) and get a chinese delivered !! not lazy but its my birthday on the 23rd so ime usually still a bit sensative and will have had a couple whilst prepping the dinner.We both get to choose a christmas film each,mine is always the same one " a christmas carol" the one with Ross Kemp in it, and a box of tissues at the ready cos it always makes me cry ..
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