Festive Traditions

23 December 2015

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.... Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Eek I can't believe there are now only two more sleeps until the big day; where on earth has this year gone? In order to give you a break from all the beauty posts (and the more I have planned), I thought I'd dedicate today's post to all things festive and the little traditions we have as a family have for this time of year.

Being at university has sadly meant that I have missed out on decorating the tree for a number of years, but luckily this has meant that arguments between me and my sister have been avoided - I always want a colour scheme and she is more of a free spirit... Either way my mum and sis have done a pretty good job this year wouldn't you agree?

If anything I think my dogs are more excited for Christmas than me and I'm not kidding. If you follow me over on twitter (@CharlottesRoad1) you'll know that my sassy English Setter loves to be covered in tinsel. My Collie Cross Olly sits by the tree waiting for presents and a couple of years ago, he managed to sniff out the hiding place of his edible gifts so we had to move them in all sorts of places around the house. At the mention of "presents" both of my dogs light up and they run to the tree, the little impatient clever clogs they are.

Traditionally on Christmas Eve, my family and I (and close family friends) will head to the cinema and then come home to drink some fizz and have a mini feast on canap├ęs. This year we will be watching the final installment of The Hunger Games, which I'll admit isn't too festive but in previous years we've seen The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Elf. 

On Christmas Day itself, we wake up and head straight downstairs to open presents in our pjs. After eating a late breakfast, we will then go on a familt dog walk, come home and then head out to the pub while the turkey is cooking. Following this, we'll come home and eat and drink excessively before watching TV and falling asleep on the sofa. Also, one of my best friends Natsumi will be joining us for Christmas Day which is so exciting as soon she will be moving abroad.

So there you have my little traditions and ramblings about this amazing time of year. I hope that you have a lovely Christmas, and thank you so much for reading my blog - I have now reached my December goal of 350 followers on Bloglovin' and I am buzzing so thank you!

 How do you spend Christmas? Do you have any traditions over this holiday?
C x


  1. You have some really lovely Christmas traditions, eating a lot and then falling asleep on the sofa sounds so relaxing. My plans for Christmas change every year. Last year we had a big lunch with our extended family but this year we're off to the country for a little getaway for Christmas.


    1. Aw thank you, I hope you enjoyed reading about them! Haha it is, you really can't beat a food coma on the sofa after xmas dinner. Ooh a trip to the country sounds lovely, hope you had/are having a winderful time :) x

  2. What a beautiful post! Gorgeous photos and your dog is adorable. I love reading about other peoples Christmas traditions so much, I've posted a similar post about my day and traditions over at www.just-charlotte.com. I hope you have the most wonderful day tomorrow! xxx

    Charlotte | Just Charlotte

    1. Aw thank you Charlotte! Yeah it's nice to have an insight into how others spend Christmas, it gives me the festive fuzzies. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a brilliant New Year :) x

  3. This is a lovely post. Your day seems to be packed and hopefully you have a great christmas tomorrow. x

    Sara Ali | www.saraswonderland.com

    1. Thank you Sara! Haha we do try and get a lot done/eaten/drunken on Christmas Day - I hope you had a great one too :) x


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