If you haven’t hopped over to join Sarah & Victoria for The Most Wonderful Time of the Year linkup you should totally check it out. Today’s prompt is a Christmas Day in the Life so I thought I would join the fun and share what our Christmas Day looks like around here!
Of course what kind of Christmas Day would it be if it didn’t start with a beautiful tree surrounded by gifts. I’m so thankful my older kids have always been great sports and still stumble in early so the littles can open their gifts. Now that Santa isn’t such a big surprise around here we definitely sleep a little later.
I put together a sausage and egg breakfast casserole on Christmas eve and preheat the oven as soon as we get up so it can slide right in and cook while we are admiring all the new gifts.
1 can crescent rolls
Top with 1lb browned breakfast sausage
Pour 8 eggs evenly onto top of sausage
Top with grated cheese
Bake for 25-30 minutes @ 350 or until eggs are firm in middle
Enjoy with a little hot sauce! (or a mimosa)
We always also have coffee followed by champagne and cranberry juice. I recommend drinking it until it is all gone and you will be totally set or an afternoon nap! I always bake a Butter Braid or two as well.
After we do our stocking exchange we do try to capture a Christmas morning picture of us in all our unmade up glory! This crew is not easy but the our Christmas morning pictures are some of my very favorites!
My in-laws come over and enjoy brunch with us and we open our gifts together. Typically we then play with gifts the kids received and play some games. Year before last I grabbed Bean Boozled and we seriously had the most laughs (and gags) playing this game! It was hugely entertaining. Other games I think make for great family fun and interaction would be Pie in the Face Game, Watch Ya’ Mouth or maybe something like Head’s Up. The biggest thing for me is keeping everyone interacting and laughing with one another!
We may or may not get fully dressed but eventually we will end up at a local asian restaurant for dinner! This started about 4 years ago and has seemed to catch on as a new tradition. If I do get dressed you can bet it will more than likely be in something super cozy like this sweatshirt which is now only $15! Hmm….but maybe I’ll just stay in these all day. You think if they have pockets they can pass for pants?
This year may look a little different with Christmas falling on a Monday and we may end up heading to my hometown Christmas night instead. Regardless, we will be spending time with the people who mean the most and that truly is what makes the the Christmas day in a life perfect regardless of the day it’s celebrated!
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