It is Christmas Eve, at least here in the States. The day is usually a flurry of activity - last- minute wrapping, getting ready to go over to Grandma's house, pre-cooking some of the meal for Christmas Day, making sure that what was supposed to arrive by December 25th has, indeed, arrived as expected, and doing whatever that was forgotten the day before.
Usually on Christmas Eve, the family heads to my grandmother's house for Christmas Eve festivities. There's food, family we haven't seen in a long time, gifts, and the White Elephant game (though they used to call it Chinese New Year, for some reason). We usually go by oldest to youngest or youngest to oldest. Then afterwards, we come home and talk until everyone is ready to pass out.
As Twin and I head to bed, we turn the TV onto the TBS marathon of A Christmas Story and that is where it will stay until we just can't take "You'll shoot your eye out!" anymore. It isn't exciting, but it's tradition for our family and we covet traditions.
Anyways, I want to wish every single one of you a happy holidays and Merry Christmas from my family to yours. May your day be filled with warmth, love, and fuzzy feelings that only Christmas can bring.
For those that don't celebrate Christmas, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. May your days be filled with warm, love, and happiness.