On Christmas Eve Matthew will go to work for the mnorning while I do any last minute jobs and errands. I'll also, for the second year, grab brunch with Kaz - always a treat! Then at lunchtime we'll pop to the pub with Matthew's colleagues for a couple of drinks before heading off to catch a movie. This year's choice? Is Anchorman 2. We are big fans of the first movie, so here's hoping the sequel doesn't disappoint. I love lamp. After that we'll come home for steak and champagne, and then probably curl up in front of the IT Crowd special before settling in for a long winter's nap.
Christmas Day is chilled as can be - bacon rolls and stockings, then phone calls home to the parents and the siblings. I hope we can Skype with the niecelet at some point too, it's her first Christmas! So exciting! The the rest of the day is a pile of good food, wine, relaxing, cats, gifts, TV and reading. Gorgeous.
Boxing Day we'll probably go for a bit of a walk, just to clear the cobwebs. Then Matthew will settle down to lots of football and darts, which I'll half-watch while dipping in and out of a book or too. Boxing Day super is always fairly light compared to the meat fest of the days proceeding - roasted vegetables with tagliatelle and chilli pesto this year.
I really do love our little Christmas. Small but perfectly formed. How do you celebrate? I love hearing about the traditions and plans others have for this, my favourite time of year!