Posted: 11/12/2015 at 20:27
Oohh, how do you play that, sounds fun?
Every other year my four children, their OHs and however many grandchildren there are (9 now) come for Christmas. We have a sort of party with nibbly things to eat, bubbly, non alcoholic bubbly for children and we dance and play games and chat. Oldest grandson is now 10, last year he organised a little show for us (adults) to watch, parts for the children. They raided the dressing up box. Then, at bedtime we put the stockings (big woolly winter socks) around the woodburner in the hall (was a fireplace but I had a woodburner put there for more warmth). The children leave sherry and a mince pie for Father Christmas and a carrot for the reindeer.
On Christmas Day morning there is much excitement opening stockings, adults have them too, clementines in the toes, chocolate money, small pressies. Then we have breakfast and take it in turns to open the family presents that have been put under the tree. Then lunch time. We have roast fillet of beef as it's too expensive to have any other time, lots of veg. Christmas pudding and chocolate mousse (everyone's favourite). After lunch we go for a walk with the dog. Evening slump in front of TV.
But this year it is the in-laws turn so we have invited 6 friends for lunch. But the children have all said they will miss coming here so they want to do Christmas again here on the 29th December.