Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A Christmas Eve Recap 2015

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, and as much fun as Christmas morning is, our Christmas Eve traditions make it almost just as special.

Decorations were up and ready.
Christmas-decorations

Cookies were made (with my mom's help this year as they joined us for Christmas)
Making-Cookies

Gingerbread houses were assembled.  (there may have been a few tears during this process)
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Grandparents-making-gingerbread-houses
Assembling-gingerbread-houses

And of course some candy was consumed. (Notice Alex's mouth)
Making-gingerbread-houses

My parents shared a kit and they definitely the won the award for neatest and most sound construction.
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Eric's house, My house, my parents house
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Lucas' house, Alex's house, Ryder's house
We opened our Christmas Eve pajamas, even surprising my parents with some pajamas of their own.  Let me just say, it was such a nightmare actually finding matching pajamas for everyone. I always start shopping for them too late in the season every year.
Matching-Christmas-Eve-Pajamas
Christmas-pants
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Family-Christmas-Pajamas

In the evening we acted out the nativity.

This year my Dad made his debut as the Inn Keeper where he told Joseph and Mary to "Go Away",  which got laughter from all.
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Ryder, the shepherd created his own sheep with a frisbee with a ball taped to it for it's head, his idea, and my mom played the angel.
Angel-appears-to-Shepherd
Acting-out-Nativity

My Dad also played a wiseman and was much more reverent for this role.
Wise-Men-Visit-Baby-Jesus

We finished the night with some egg nog and putting out cookies and milk for Santa, which I forgot to get a picture of this year.

It was a wonderful Christmas Eve!

What Christmas Eve traditions do you have?

4 comments:

  1. I love the matching jammies! And that is so cute, making gingerbread houses together. I did that with Piglet this year, and he had so much fun. We used a really old kit, so I had to convince him that it was pretend candy so he wouldn't break a tooth on super stale candy. ;-) Our tradition is to open one gift, and to read Piglet the night before Christmas.

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  2. I love your jammies! And it looks like you guys had a great time!

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    1. Thank you! We did have a wonderful day

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  3. So your church doesn't do Candlelight services? I wanted to find matching jammies, didn't happen. Looks like you had a great Christmas/Christmas Eve. And let me guess, the tears were your parents and Eric, right. haha!

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