I have spent every Christmas Day of my life at my parents house. Even when I became an adult and a parent, I always went back to my parent’s house for Christmas Day. They didn’t live too far away from me, but it became tradition that we all gathered there and year after year the numbers have adjusted as people have sadly left us, and new partner’s and children have arrived.
This is where it gets interesting. We have a three bedroom home with a separate lounge and dining room thankfully. Our dining rooms table will seat six at a squeeze but we only ever bought four chairs as that was all we needed. Our lounge is a decent size but we only have a four seater sofa which realistically seats three and a swivel love style chair which will seat two but it likes to move around of its own accord, so perhaps not so suitable for some of the older members of the family.
Despite all of this, I am actually looking forward to hosting Christmas Day this year, it’s not about the space you have or don’t have is it as I’m sure we’ll be able to use the rattan furniture that’s meant for the garden to sit on, and additional chairs can be brought by the family to perch on. Already I can foresee the chaos that will be our house on Christmas Day with all the children, the noise that will seem louder as our home is smaller than my Mum’s, but despite all this it’s going to be great as we will have everyone around us which is the most important thing.
I can’t quite believe that I have got to 40 years old and never had to cook a Christmas meal on the day itself before. I enjoy cooking so am looking forward to it. At least this year if I cook it means I won’t have to wash up and can sit down with a nice glass of wine whilst others do it.
How do you spend Christmas Day?
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post