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Do you dress up on Christmas Day?

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handsfree Wed 09-Nov-16 17:24:26

If so, what are you planning on wearing this year?

Thatwaslulu Wed 09-Nov-16 17:26:07

Of course. I have an Alpine print skirt which I will pair with a plain black top and sparkly heels to travel in although will spend most of the day in my mums kitchen in slippers

LearningHowToFly Wed 09-Nov-16 17:29:52

No because as a child my mum used to make us put our best dresses on for the whole day so now I'm still rebelling and wear any old thing.

ItchyFoot Wed 09-Nov-16 17:33:06

Not dressy dressy but I try and make a slight effort. Usually I slob around in jeans and no make up so I try a little on Christmas day. This year I'll just be wearing whatever I can breastfeed in as dc2 is due any day now.

FrancisCrawford Wed 09-Nov-16 17:33:42


My DM insisted on it.

But this is the first year with no members of the older generation since DM died in the summer so we are going to do things differently so we don't get all teary. One thing is meeting up with friends and taking our dogs for a walk in the woods so that means boots and jumpers!

NapQueen Wed 09-Nov-16 17:34:51

Vaguely. I wear my usual skinny jeans but buy a new top. I straighten my hair (a rare occurance) and shove a bit of mascara on.

Only for going out to lunch at Mums though. At home it's pj's before and after.

Caper86 Wed 09-Nov-16 17:36:47

Til after lunch - then it's PJ time!

iklboo Wed 09-Nov-16 17:39:29

We go out for Christmas dinner. I'll be wearing this

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Wed 09-Nov-16 17:39:36

Yep, usually have a new frock smile

One year said frock was a black velvet number from Tesco. Took it off that night to find it had dyed my whole bloody body black. Spent Christmas evening with dh scrubbing me in the bath angry

AdoraBell Wed 09-Nov-16 17:40:34

I get dressed in whatever smart - ish clothes I fancy, after presents and breakies.

DD can spent the day in pj's if they want to.

Bluntness100 Wed 09-Nov-16 17:42:57

If I'm at friends or going out, yes, but usually just skinnies, and a nice top and some nice boots, Nothing with reindeers or Santa on though, 😂

If I'm at home, shower, change, shove some make up on, but just wear something casual and comfy,

SparklyGlitterPants Wed 09-Nov-16 18:39:18

It'll be pj's for all of us in my house. Granted we live in Ireland so everything is closed for the day. Also we don't do any visiting until Stephens' Day (boxing day) so no need to leave the house. My parents usually come round to visit that morning after kids have opened presents and have breakfast with us.

Lolly86 Wed 09-Nov-16 18:45:05

I wear a Christmas themes jumper or the shirt....😀

NoArtificialColours Wed 09-Nov-16 19:03:31

Growing up we always wore PJs or anything comfy, wouldn't bother doing hair and makeup (it's the only day of the year where nothing is open, you don't really go out, just want to be cosy and your family just accepts you like this)

I didn't know that people dressed up til I spent one xmas at ILs. People were wearing their best suits at their dining table they sit at every day at home. I couldn't understand it.
Is it to look nice in photos?

OSETmum Wed 09-Nov-16 19:15:00

Vaguely, I like to wear a Christmas jumpers but with a nice skirt, tights and boots.

Even dh will drag his Christmas jumper out!

I've bought DS some nice new chinos and a red checked shirt to wear on Christmas Day but I've also got him a Pokemon tshirt for his stocking, so guess what won't be getting worn?! 😂

TotalConfucius Wed 09-Nov-16 19:18:48

I have a pair of m & s stretchy wide leg velour trousers I always wear, with my Xmas jumper. They stay in the wardrobe the rest of the year.
We are going to a restaurant for dinner this year, I hope the velours will be ok. No waistband y'see.

perditalost Wed 09-Nov-16 19:32:25

Nude at our house,

I do insist on an apron when lifting the turkey out as it tends to spit a bit grin

didireallysaythat Wed 09-Nov-16 21:32:41

Dress up as what ?

perditalost Wed 09-Nov-16 21:40:30

Dress up as what ?

As children we used to do a full nativity and all wear costumes from the story.

Probably why everyone prefers to be in the buff now. Except grandad who insists on dressing as the archbishop of Canterbury any my SIL who insists on being a bunny girl (both Christmas and easter)

flapjackfairy Wed 09-Nov-16 21:49:50

Xmas jumper and jeans which is dressing up as far as i am concerned! I hate getting dressed up! Wouldve gone to dd wedding in jeans and boots if i could have got away with it!!

MadisonAvenue Wed 09-Nov-16 21:59:39

I don't bother, I might wear a new-ish top with skinny jeans but after presents we take the dog for a long walk and then it's back to cook lunch. It's only the four of us and my parents so I never see much point.
Plus I detest having to get dressed up. I'm only comfortable in my jeans.

trixymalixy Wed 09-Nov-16 22:43:51

Always. This year I'll be wearing a silvery grey tulle midi skirt. Not quite worked out what I'll be wearing it with though!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 09-Nov-16 23:04:09

M&S black brocade leggings and a nice Christmas jumper (that I still need to source)

PJs for Christmas Dinner wouldn't be done here, but each to their own.

DD wants to spend Boxing Day in PJs though.

Juanbablo Thu 10-Nov-16 07:31:15

I've got a black sparkly jumper this year which I will wear with jeans. The dcs always get a nice outfit to wear.

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 10-Nov-16 07:39:17

Always. Last year : frogman.
2016: Gandalf.

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