Hello everyone, as it’s Blogmas, I thought I’d talk about how I celebrate Christmas.
So Christmas is an odd one for me. I don’t really have any Christmas traditions or ever really celebrated Christmas in any particular way. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas SO much. I love the festivities, I love the wintry air, the lights, the friends and family times.
Nearly every Christmas throughout my life I’ve spent in Tenerife. We have timeshare there and tend to spend Christmas and New Year in the sun. I have what I call my Christmas family, people who also spend Christmas and New Year in the same hotel as I do every year. I grew up with these people, whilst things changed every year, they were constant. We don’t see each other much anymore but they mean the world to me. I had my first kiss in Tenerife at Christmas, my first boyfriend, who I still know now.
We didn’t have a traditional Christmas dinner when we were there, my Christmas dinners were always at school whilst I was a teenager. When I was in uni, as a group of friends we’d have our own early Christmas meal and I made the turkey two years running and it actually tasted good!
Ten years ago my mum had a heart attack in the summer which meant we couldn’t travel at Christmas. She was fine but couldn’t get travel insurance. We actually had a Christmas dinner, which I was SO hungover for… oops!
The last few years I haven’t been able to go to Tenerife with my parents for Christmas because of work. One year I spent with my sister and my boyfriend at the time. It was interesting, I got to see what a traditional family Christmas was and whilst I liked it, I like the flexibility of my Christmas.
The last two years I’ve spent with my Niece and her family at her grandparent’s. It’s been lovely, and I’m sad this year I won’t be going, but this year I’m going to New York!
I’m going with my boyfriend and his family and I cannot wait. Whilst I’m sad I’m not spending it with my parents, I cannot wait for this amazing experience. It’s been my dream to go to New York, and at Christmas!
I think I want to have traditions when I have kids of my own, but I like the flexibility. I like that I can do something new and special without feeling like I’m missing out.
Do you have any Christmas traditions? What are they, I’d love to hear them!