“He’s been! He’s been! Santa has been!”
Despite now being 24 years old, you’d think my twin sister Lizzie would have lost a tiny amount of excitement come Christmas morning.
Oh no. 17 missed calls before 9am this morning says otherwise!
The big day finally arrived and after repeatedly telling Lizzie to “go away” over the phone and that I’d be at Mom’s “as soon as I’m ready and not a minute before” the magic could begin.
First stop was Mom’s where presents were exchanged, to find out twin magic had struck as we had used the same wrapping paper. For the same people. (No, there was no prior consultation on this. Promise.) Fortunately, the presents were somewhat different. Talk about a potential “awkward” moment!
Next up was a trip to the care home to see Granny.
After the same greeting as every trip, where she’d forgotten who everyone was, it was time to give her her presents, and her trademark “oooh, ooooooooooh” was used on numerous occassions.
Granny, bless her, did fall asleep as we were about to take a family photo but she woke up just as we found a willing photographer. (The #SELFIE epically failed as I managed to cut Mom & Dad out and nearly drop the phone on a sleeping Granny.) Granny is 93 though, so we’ll let her off for falling asleep.
Now the main event. Christmas Dinner.
3pm arrived quickly, The Queen was on TV and the table was set. The places were laid out and starters ready to be eaten. One problem; half the family were still missing in action.
Soon, it was 3:30. Still no sign of guests but signs of hunger were now visible. And audible.
Eventually, at 4:15 they arrived and we could eat. Christmas Dinner is good anyway, but after being made to wait it out, it tasted HEAVENLY (even if Dad did burn the pigs in blankets! Shame on you Dad!)
And it’s not a proper Christmas Day without Home Alone on TV after dinner!
To put Christmas Day 2015 into perspective it was one of the best yet because not only did I get the last roast potato, but just three days ago there was a new addition to the family, now that’s what I call the greatest Christmas present ever!
So Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
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