Christmas is probably for most people the most traditional celebration of the year, when they try to recapture some of what Christmas felt like when they were children. It is no different for me, and I am very glad that my parents keep sticking to the traditional way of decorating the Christmas tree (with real candles instead of electric ones) and to the traditional Christmas Eve dinner of spuds salad and Wiener sausages (that was traditional already for them, when they were children).
The sideboard in my living room looked like this on the 24th:
Here are some pictures to give you an incling of the atmosphere of Christmas Eve over here:
The parcels I had prepared to take over to my parents'.
The dinner table all ready for us to enjoy my Dad's home made spuds salad.
The tree, decorated in the afternoon by my Mum and my sister. I was too lazy to help and came over only when it was time for dinner and presents :-)
My sister gave me these silver creoles.
On Christmas Day, I opened my presents from England - look at how much I got!!! (Actually, this shows all my presents combined, not just the ones from the family in England.)
For a look at my Christmas posts from 2011 and 2010, click here and here. I wonder if any of you is going to spot the three presents that appear in this year's picture as well as in one of the previous two Christmases :-)
Today, we were once again at my parents' for a large Christmas brunch and a board game afterwards, and tomorrow, we are expecting relatives who we have not seen in many years. I am very much looking forward to that, and hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas!