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This Christmas…


It’s starting to look like Christmas

It’s starting to look alot like CHRISTMAS in the Spirited Household. Albeit, we were 12 days late with putting up our tree…I am just happy that it is finally up. We are counting down the days to Christmas, only 11 more sleeps…For the past 7 years we have been home for Christmas. It all started when Dudie was baptised on Christmas Eve during the midnight mass, 24 December 2009. Granted he was too young to remember any of it but from that Christmas eve we have been attending midnight mass every year since. It is our very own tradition. And this year will be no different. Every alternate year we have family with us and this year was supposed to be “the family” Christmas.

This Christmas

Well, things changed during 2016 and even though we will share Christmas with two family members, it just won’t be the same because Mamma won’t be at our table… Mamma loved McDonalds and upon returning home from midnight mass Dude always used to buy McDonalds meals for everyone. We would open our gifts and eat McDonalds until 2am sometimes 3am. Even Dudie would be wide awake by the time we get home from mass.

We were toying with the idea of just dining out this year BUT for us Christmas is about the joy, the laughter, the togethernesss, all of us cramming into our little kitchen to cook amazing dishes to be served on Christmas day. We will spend ALL day cooking on the 24th of December, only to take an afternoon siesta so that we can be fresh and bright eyed for midnight mass. We generally only wake when the sun is high up in the sky and the room gets too hot to sleep in. We always skip out on breakfast as we just had McDonalds at 2am. Normally, we are ready to eat our festive feast by lunch time, which could range anywhere from 12pm onwards. Even our dogs sleep late on Christmas morning.

This Christmas will be different. But this Christmas we will remember the good times and encourage new traditions and memories and remember those whom once shared that table with us.

What are your Christmas traditions?

Spirited Mama


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  1. Oh I love that he was baptized at midnight mass. I used to go to Midnight mass with Catholic friends for quite a few years and H and I have always said that when we are home for Christmas a year we will go to our local around the corner church for mass – our kids were all in the nursery school at St John Fisher until grade RR.

    We do presents (and eat fish – our own little 24th tradition) on Christmas eve. Christmas morning we go to church and then have lunch with whoever is with us. The kids used to get pressies from Christmas Father on the morning but that is something of the past….as we all now know he is just a great story

    • Our pastor suggested it and I loved the idea….albeit we had many family members who were upset because they couldn’t make it for the baptism. I was chilled and said but a baptism is NOT about the party. This is exactly what it is suppose to be and how God intended it to be. And we went through with it. I really love going to midnight mass though.

      Love your tradition. Uhm, luckily we still believe in Santa 🙂 We go all out by making footprints in front of the fireplace and eating half of the cookies, even drinking the milk. I really hope we can keep this magic alive for a while…

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