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Christmas Day Anticipation

Updated on March 2, 2013

Christmas Day Activities

For anyone out there that is a parent you know that getting your kids to sleep Christmas Eve is a near impossible task. I think that's why the tale of Santa Clause was created. So we, as parents, can tell our children that unless they go to sleep Santa won't come. Ha ha. If only that really worked.

Either way though, that's just a minor thing that all parents deal with. One of the real joys of Christmas, aside from the true meaning of CHRISTmas, is being able to spend time with your loved ones.

Opening Gifts

Sleeping in on Christmas Eve is about as common as snow in Bermuda. It just doesn't happen. Especially if you have kids or grandkids. I've learned that firsthand, over the last few years, as my son has gotten older. And now that he is seven he is in his prime years for waking up early on Christmas day. There is absolutely no chance that anyone in the house would be found sleeping later than seven o'clock. After 364 days of waiting he finally gets to open Christmas presents again! What a joy it is to be able to see kids opening gifts. Scripture says that it is better to give than it is to receive and I completely agree with that. Watching the faces of kids as they tear open Christmas presents is a gift in and of itself.


I don't know exactly why but for some reason snow and Christmas seem to go hand in hand. There's just something about snow that makes Christmas feel that much more like Christmas and when you live in Summit County, CO you can always count on having a white Christmas. But while many people who come and visit here might end up skiing all day I say that there isn't anything better that going sledding with the family for a couple of hours then heading back to your Breckenridge lodging and eating a delicious feast with the people you love.

Family Watching Movie
Family Watching Movie

Dinner and a Movie

Now that you've burned off tons of calories sledding all afternoon and worked up your appetite, it's time for the Christmas dinner. Which depending upon your family, the food that makes up that dinner will vary. For my family it has always been ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls and then way too many deserts to list. And then after we were filled to the brim we would curl up in front of the television and watch whatever Christmas movie that was playing that night.

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