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This throwback won’t go very far, just back to the Christmas holiday of 2016, leading up to New years. Christmas is pretty much my favorite holiday, although I’ve always had to work during it. This year I will finally have some time off so I’m looking forward to it while reminiscing about last years Christmas. My sister invited us over to her apartment for Christmas so that will be fun.

Besides working, I spent my time making hot chocolates, baking gingerbread cookies, and then I spent some of new years eve playing a game called Year Walk, which is based on Swedish folk lore. It’s rather creepy but also very cool, and it contains a lot of puzzles and symbols you need to remember, as you can see by the drawings I did on my hand. Afterwards I went outside to watch the fireworks, it was really nice.

I’m just hoping this year will be as good, hopefully even better!
What would be featured in your Throwback Thursday?

 


 

This post is a part of the October Blogging Challenge. Feel free to join in too! It is a great way of planning out posts for an entire month. You don’t have to post every day, you can group days together too if you don’t want to post as frequently.

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Day 9. Who will be sitting with you for Christmas dinner?

This year we won’t be many at all. After my Grandmothers passing we’re down by one, my brother is celebrating with his Fiance’s family and everyone else in our family are having their own celebrations. So we are just going to be my mother, my father, my sister and I. And our three cats, of course. A small party but I guess it’s enough, I’m working every day from Christmas Eve until New Years anyways.

Day 10. Favorite Christmas movie or song.

I’m just going to share my all time favorite Christmas song. Plus one that i find interesting, its not really a Christmas song but it’s so obscure and weird.

Chris Rea – Driving home for Christmas

Bilgeri – Silver bell

What is your favorite Christmas song?

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Day 2. Favourite Christmas tradition.

My favorite tradition was the entirety of Christmas Eve itself. In the morning we would wake up to watch the Disney Christmas specials on the telly, then we would clean the house and set the tables after breakfast. Then mum would start cooking and preparing the food and we would stay occupied until it was time for dinner.

During dinner it would be so quiet because everyone was busy eating, and no one really had anything else to say than “Oh this was quite good!”

After dinner we would have like an hour of downtime to let the food set in our tummies before it was time for dessert. Mum would make rice pudding and god knows what else and we would eat until we were so full that we barely were able to open our presents.

Another hour would pass after the dessert was done and someone would be too impatient to wait any longer. One person would take the role as the present giver and would hand them out one by one, letting one open theirs before moving on to the next. Opening and handing out gifts never really took a long time since we were a small family (even smaller now after a lot of family members have passed away) and we would be done in like half an hour.

After everything was done people would either fall asleep because they were so full, watch the telly until they fell asleep or do anything else until the same thing happened. So that is Christmas for me, eating so much until you knock out.

Sadly, as i grew older and had to work every Christmas Eve i haven’t gotten to experience it like this in ages. I’m just wishing for it to happen again soon.

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What is your favourite Christmas tradition?

I found this fun challenge that can keep you busy during Christmas! You don’t have to do twelve consecutive days, but make sure to do all twelve before Christmas morning.

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Day 1. List your favorite things about Christmas

  • Seasonal drinks
  • Exterior lighting
  • How cozy our home feels with the decorations up
  • Christmas scented candles. Loving anything cinnamon right now.
  • Decorating the tree to make it just perfect.
  • Baking, lot’s of baking!
  • Eating dinner with the family on Christmas eve.
  • Seeing the looks on peoples faces when they open their presents.
  • Waking up early to watch the typical Christmas TV shows on Christmas Eve.
  • The advent calendars! I have a tea calendar this year and i love it.
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  • Hearing Christmas songs wherever i go.
  • Working during the holidays because my pay is pretty much doubled.
  • Having time off from University, and being able to actually read other books than my textbooks.

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What are your favorite things about Christmas?