Happy Friday everyone! I hope your day is going well! I’m excited for the weekend! I have a three-day weekend to look forward to! Today is Day 9 of the Christmas Challenge for me. Only three more days left! I might participate in two or three more Christmas challenges…or not! Today, the challenge asks who I’ll be sitting with for Christmas dinner.
Christmas in my world means two days of celebrating. We have dinner on Christmas Eve with Andre’s mom, sister and two nieces. The dinner is similar to Thanksgiving, meaning there’s turkey or ham with all of the trimmings/fixings. We also exchange gifts.
We have Christmas lunch/dinner with my family. As I mentioned before, me, my mom and grandma get together a few days before Christmas to make tamales. We’re making 20 pounds of tamales tomorrow. You can check out our tamale-making tradition on a previous post I did. Here is the link: https://lifeofanelpasowoman.com/2015/12/10/twelve-days-of-christmas-challenge-day-2/
This year, I’ll have Christmas dinner with: Andre (for those who don’t know Andre is my boyfriend of almost three years), my son, my grandparents (my mom’s parents), my parents, my two uncles and their families (one uncle’s wife, two daughters and my other uncle’s girlfriend), a family friend and her husband and daughter and my sister and brother-in-law. My sister lives in Houston but she’ll be visiting us for a few days.
For the past few years, some of my family gets together a few days after Thanksgiving to draw names for our Christmas gift exchange. After dinner, the family exchanges gifts. I asked my grandma if we could wear ugly sweaters on Christmas. She said she’d get back to me. We had ugly sweater day at work yesterday and it was a lot of fun!
How about you, what is your Christmas Day/ dinner like?