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RudolphLovesoftplay Tue 13-Nov-12 17:46:40

Hi Guys, there are loads of Christmas threads but I thought it might be nice to have one of our own smile

What little Christmas traditions does your family have? We have only had 1 Christmas so far, but my fave tradition we have set up is going to the matinee (sp?) performance of our local panto on Christmas eve. I got really good tickets last year by chance, so this year I booked in March to make sure we got the same seats this year

Over to you smile

shockers Tue 13-Nov-12 18:10:37

We go to watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' at our local independent cinema on Christmas eve. They serve mince pies and mulled wine (non alc for the children), there's always lots of sniffing from the audience toward the end, followed by applause when it finishes. We've watched it for the last 4 years and DS2 has already asked if we're going this year. We pick DS1 up from the station just before we go, which makes it all the more special smile.

We go to the same theatre on 23rd for DD's birthday too, it's not a traditional panto, but it's always lovely, with productions like The Twits and The Snow Queen.

My favourite tradition though, is the Christmas day walk through the fields before dinner!

RudolphLovesoftplay Tue 13-Nov-12 18:56:35

I love Christmas grin we are gonna try and be more relaxed this year though. Last year we tried to cram so much in that we didn't have time to chill and enjoy it really!!

We also started putting a cuddly toy in their stockings with its head poking out the top. They also have personalised stockings. X x

shockers Tue 13-Nov-12 22:05:26

How old are yours Rudolph?

hifi Tue 13-Nov-12 22:55:10

We do a show,the snowman. Fantastic dd1 wants to see it again this year. Santa at selfridges, they have stopped it this year,will have to find another. One day of the weekend to set the tree up,edible decorations lasted about 3 hoursshock
Xmas pjs for email cards,relatives and friends loved the ones I sent last year,also send to foster careers.
Wooden advent calendar with a choc coin every morning,kept them in my knicker draw for easy access.
Maybe do an outside skate session this year .

RudolphLovesoftplay Wed 14-Nov-12 06:16:34

Mine are 3&4 now, so the youngest properly understands this year which is lovely. We waited a long time for family Christmases, I still can't really believe we get to have them smile

adoptmama Wed 14-Nov-12 13:28:49

I love Christmas smile Can't get enough of it. One of my favourite things has been incorporating traditions from their birth culture into our own celebrations.

Happiestinwellybobs Wed 14-Nov-12 15:28:05

This is our first with DD (18months) but her foster parents took her on a Santa steam train last year, so we have found one near us to continue that tradition. I am also buying her a personalised stocking smile I can't believe we will finally be a complete little family this year!

RudolphLovesoftplay Thu 15-Nov-12 17:29:35

We haven't done steam train before, it sounds lovely. Can't think why I haven't thought of it before!

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