For my family, Christmas Eve traditions have changed over the years depending on our participation in Mass and any party invitations. The "party" friends moved out of state about 10 years ago, but I still remember when they lived up the street and threw awesome Christmas Eve parties. (I also still remember the first time I saw my mom get a bit tipsy. Good times!)
Around 5pm, we'll go to vigil mass with my family, and hopefully see my nephew perform with the church choir. Hopefully he won't fall off the stage in the middle of it like he did 3 years ago.
After mass, we'll eat dinner. In my teen years, we usually ordered a pizza! I loved that tradition and hope we do it again.
Then we'll just hang out, wrap some last-minute presents or whatever, watch TV. Maybe there's a football game on? Eventually, my parents will fall asleep, and I'll take B to Midnight Mass. My friends and I started doing this in college (I had never been since I always sang at the 8pm "teen" mass). I love Midnight Mass! It's sooo beautiful! And I don't mind going to mass twice, since I love my nephew and family and want to share the night with them. I don't know if any friends will be joining this year, but just B and me is fine this year.
After Midnight Mass, we'll probably be hungry again. So hopefully we'll head here:
|Scattered, smothered, and covered please!|
I think I'll "play myself out" of this post with one of my favorite Christmas choral songs I've performed. It's "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" poem set to music, and it's adorable. Here's the University of Utah performing it with a bit of choreography.
What are your Christmas Eve traditions?