Twentyfour reasons I love Christmas

Twentyfour reasons I love Christmas:

  1. Clementines. It reminds me of Christmas and they are so yummy! One of my fave fruits.
  2. Making Christmas-cards. It’s a whole lot of fun! This year I’ve made many. 10 for Linda, 10 for Cisca, 20 for mum and so far 8 for myself.
  3. Getting Christmas-cards in the mail. Real cards to hang up on your fridge. Way better than all the bills that dumps into my mailbox.
  4. Buying gifts to your loved ones. Esp. when you find that special thing you know the other person will love.
  5. Watching while your loved ones wrap up the present you’ve got them and see the bright smile when they got something they want.
  6. Wrapping presents and put on gift-tags. I love wrapping Christmas gifts.
  7. Watching Donald Duck & Co’s Christmas on tv. Cartoons are fun.
  8. Christmas stockings full of candy. Nom, nom, nom.
  9. Have a lot of people around the Christmas table. We always have guests on Christmas Eve. I have two uncles that comes (not married). My sister, who got married last year, is only celebrating with us every two  year. This year her, her husband Geir and my nephew Emil will be here. Emil’s first Christmas will be celebrated with his favorite aunt ;)
  10. Going to church on Christmas Eve and hear the children’s choir sing. I’m not a Christian, but I’ve always been in church on Christmas Eve. I love to hear the Children’s Choir, say hi to friends and put up lights at the graves (on the graveyard)
  11. Watching Home Alone; one of my favorite Christmas movies. I was so desperate to see it some years back. I went to a lot of video-stores, but I couldn’t find it for rent. So I ended up buying it at play.com. I see it every year, some time in December.
  12. Baking Christmas cookies. I love to bake. The last years, I’ve been the one to bake the serina-cakes. For the last two years, I’ve been the one to bake some cookies called Berlinerkranser. Dad loves them and so do my friend Linda.This year I’ve already baked a batch for Linda and Dad.
  13. Eat mums delish donuts. They are the worlds best! I can easily stuff myself with her donuts. I’m always up early on Christmas Eve and her donuts are the first thing I eat.
  14. Decorating the Christmas tree at the 23rd. I  love decorating trees.
  15. Listening to dad tell the story about where and when he bought the Christmas-tree lights. He tells the same story every year about how he bought it from this guy in 1970. It still works, almost 40 years later! That’s quality.
  16. Going to bed on the 23rd knowing you’ll have a whole lot of fun on Christmas Eve.
  17. The joy of finding a Christmas tree. For years we went into our own forrest to find a tree. The last years we’ve bought a tree. This year we might go to our own forrest again to find one. And I’m going to help out find one. It’s not easy to find a good one. I remember when I was 14 and my sister 18. Dad was sick and we had to go look for trees. We had to find tree; one for our grandmother, one for dads aunt and one for our self! Years later dad confessed the tree we found hadn’t been the best. :p
  18. Eat a lot of yummy food. There is always lots of good food to eat during Christmas. I allow myself to eat more than I normally do. On Christmas Eve I always eat so much that I have a hard time getting the desert down.
  19. Wake up the 25th and eat breakfast in your dressing-gown. Here at my parents house I wear my grandfathers old dressing gown. I think my dad inherited it when my grandfather died. Dad never use a gown, but I do. So I use it every time I’m home.
  20. Look over your presents the 25th. Use / try out your new stuff.
  21. Play MasterMind with dad. We have done that almost every Christmas since I was little. It hasn’t change even though I’m 31. MasterMind is a a real mind game. I remember once, long time ago, that I couldn’t crack the code my dad had set up so I had to sleep on it and continue the day after. There were no way I would give up!
  22. Listening to Christmas songs. I really like Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea along with a lot of other songs. On the 23rd, we always play Snart kommer änglarna at landa by Ulf Lundell. (Soon will the angles come). I love, love, love that song.
  23. Going down in my parents basement and find the boxes with Christmas decoration. And then unpack and look at all the beautiful decorations. We decorate the house and the tree the 23rd.
  24. Have days away from work.

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