December 25th -- Christmas Day
The time has finally come!!!!!! The most joyful day of the year! Everything has been leading up to this, and I sure do have a lot of traditions from my family to share with you. Let's start with Christmas morning -- my parents always prepare a big celebratory breakfast which included my absolute favorite people in the world. This year Christmas morning consisted of my parent, sister and brother-in-law, brother and his girlfriend, two friends who are more like family, my boyfriend and myself. To put it simply, there's a bunch of us in our kitchen enjoying each other's company and having amazing food and peppermint coffee. I should mention that as soon as everyone woke up my dad started blasting Christmas music. After breakfast we all open presents and they are always so meaningful and perfect for each person -- my family really knows how to give with a personal touch. After we open our presents, the dogs get to open presents too, before we all get ready to head out to our massive family celebration.
This year we went to my cousins house on my mom's side and let me tell you -- there are a lot of us. I always love getting together with my whole family Christmas day because it is such a happy time, plus I've already talked about how amazing the food always is when my family gets together and Christmas is no exception. This year, instead of ham as the meat we had steak tips and oh wow were they freaking amazing! I can't even go into how insanely good dessert was because I don't know if I could put it into words -- let's just say I had a hard time deciding what I would have without stuffing myself into a food coma.
At the end of the day, there is no better way to spend Christmas other than with the people you love. Even with a bunch of terrible things and all the hatred in the world, Christmas is one day where we get to put all the struggles on hold and just enjoy each other's company and catch up and laugh and eat together. I've mentioned that my family is extremely close, and I wouldn't give that up for anything. I hope that no matter where you are and whatever you celebrate, you had a relaxing and joyful day full of love, peace, and great food.