View Full Version : What do you like best about Christmas?

18-11-03, 12:41
Ok, I know it's more than a month left, but since everyone starts buying gifts and decorate already in October, why not share your fave Christmas traditions, memories etc??????

18-11-03, 12:59
I love Christmas! its my fav time of the year! its so fun.. all the lil lights and decorations in the streets and avenues, the decorated shops and cafes, all the Christmas melodies and things like that! i just love the mood. i love the Christmas eve when its so quiet and after the dinner we go to the Catheral to see the huge christmas tree in the cathedral's squre and listen to the chorus. and the snow and quietness creates such a lovely Christmas atmospahre. well its kinda hard to explain! i cant wait! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

18-11-03, 13:02
Well, the traditional Christmas cookies take some credit! http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0903/ernaehrung/food-smiley-002.gif

18-11-03, 13:07
Lots of food and shiny lights!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

18-11-03, 13:39
I love the preparations, like baking, decorating the Christmas tree and all the lights and decorations etc. And the smells: Christmas cookies and trees, hot chocolate, tangerines, snuffed-out candles and such....can't wait...I just love Christmas http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif I've made it a tradition to play Backpacker on the PC on first Christmas day....it's soooo cozy http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Raider Ranger
18-11-03, 17:53
I love wrapping presents next to the tree with Christmas songs in the background, then I love giving out the presents on Christmas day. I just wish for once that we could get a white Christmas. It always seems to be sunny on Christmas day. :( :D

18-11-03, 18:11
Oh...everything, it's the most wonderful time of the year *singing*!!!!!

Well ok, I shan't delight you with my Xmas carols, but I really like it. My family has always been big on traditions, my dad making wonderful and huge models of the nativity with water rivers (real water running!!! yippi!), sand, lights as stars and whatever, for the last 5 years he has been carving his own set of figurines, he has got 25 so far.

I live in the UK, while my parents live in Italy and we meet up at Xmas, this year they are coming to Manchester, hence I have been preparing all sorts of things, perfecting my chocolate muffin baking skills (don't want to give them **** to eat, hence had to test beforehand...), making my own Xmas wreaths (I've got 3 so far...), and thinking about all clever and cool ways of setting up decorations around the house (I kind of feel like I am competing with my dad's artistic flair here!).

I like it because Xmas is a celebration of the family, and even if mine is very small (no thousands of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and whatever), I always found it great to be together. And I must admit that I am still overexcited about the presents and STILL wake up at unearthly hours on Xmas Day to open mine (yeah, like 3-4-5 am, no joke). After all, for me it is a great Christian holiday but as Jo from Little Women so eloquently put it 'Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents' and I stick to that. I have always been lucky enough to have received lovely things but I hear many people grumbling about the **** presents they have received. To all of you I suggest this: buy something yourself and do wrap it for yourself. I make sure I do so every year, this GUARANTEES there will be something I love under the tree on the day!!!!!

18-11-03, 18:26
Before Christmas is making the Christamas Cake and decorating it. (I've got to out do my Mum's decorations on the cake).

Then on Christams Day it would be cooking the dinner, whilst under the influence of alcohol and not having to worry about all the washing up. You should see the mess I make when I know I don;t have to wash up http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif Then after dinner watch the Queen's speech and hand out the presents.

Steven B
18-11-03, 18:43
Christmas is the best time of the year! :D :D :D
On the first of December, i wake up to find a 25 day countdown calendar to Christmas on my wall with little cardboard doors to open with chocolate in them for every day until the 25th. Then later that day, my mum puts up the Christmas tree and decorates it with lots of gold and silver decorations.
Then, if it is not on a school day, we normally watch the film, "The Muppet Christmas Carrol". My mum watches that nearly every day in December. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Christmas is GREAT! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Steven B
18-11-03, 18:48
On the big day, the 25th of December, i wake my mum up at about 5:00am to open my stocking with me, then at 5:30am, i wake my dad up so he and my mum can see me opening my presents! :D

Then, my mum cooks the Chtistams dinner, ( yum, yum ) while me and my dad are usually playing a new game that i have got. :D

What makes this extra special is that my mum and dad have split up so to be together as a family is the best! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif :D

18-11-03, 18:53
How's about letting them sleep a little later this year huh? Maybe til it's light out? :D ;) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

18-11-03, 19:04
You are a real spoli sport Geck, I normal ring my Mum at 6 in the morning on Christams Day, just so that she remembers what it was like before I left home!

18-11-03, 19:06
lmao :D