Christmas Eve

Treats for Christmas Eve

Well, the man himself arrives tonight! Have you been good?

I am hoping that my other half has realised that I DO actually want two rolls of posh wallpaper for the bedroom and that buying for the house, makes for a happy me. We will see…..

Christmas Eve is usually quite quiet in our house, with last minute wrapping and preparations for the big day. I wonder if we should do something more festive in future? Maybe start an open house tradition and invite everyone we know to pop in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

In other European countries in is traditional to open gifts on the night of Christmas Eve (we won’t tell our children that!) In most parts of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, children are commonly told that presents were brought either by the Christkind (Christchild), or the Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus). Both leave the gifts, but are in most families not seen doing so.

My little boy is so concerned that Santa Claus delivers to him that he has erected two signs at Grandma’s house, one at the back in case he comes straight from the North Pole and one at the front in case he goes to our house first! Ba Humbug Mum has refused to buy a sign for home.

I have been browsing through all
the Dairy Diary recipes for
Christmas Eve-appropriate goodies.

This is my shortlist. Perfect for guests or just to snuggle in front of the fire with.

Have fun everyone and Merry Christmas!

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