Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:06
We have a few traditions that we keep at Christmas . . . .
As a child we all had one of my mums hockey socks at the end of our bed and when we woke on Christmas Day we would all get together in mum and day's room, on or in their bed and all open our stockings together, one present at a time, taking it in turns. Then we'd get up and, while mum prepared dinner we got dressed. We all then went to the family service at the Cathedral - dad and younger brother sang in the choir - and then we would come back to a lovely turkey dinner. We all then had to do the rhyme " salama gurkey, once ate a turkey, salama gurkey when he was small. Salama gurkey ate up that turkey, bones, feathers and all" (a tradition from when my dad was a boy). We opened our presents after lunch, once the tidying up had been done, one at a time, taking it in turns. We never watched TV on Christmas Day.
These traditions (apart from the bed bit) are still going strong today My younger brother does them with his family and am have introduced them to OH, who is struggling to get used them