I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas before I leave you all until Monday! I normally go on a week’s break over Christmas, but this year I’ve settled for a four day break because I had too many reviews to post. Oops? I also thought it would be nice to share Christmas/holiday plans with everyone because I love hearing about how people will be spending the holiday season.
My office will be open tomorrow and I will be working, but that great thing about it is that we always close early on Christmas Eve. I start work at 8.30am, and I imagine the office will close around lunchtime, so I’ll be a very happy bunny. I don’t have other plans aside from that, but I might end up at the pub in true British fashion, or I might just get home and get into my onesie.
My mum usually gets some nibbles for Christmas Eve so I’ll be going to her house for dinner. I bought Cards Against Humanity a couple of months ago so I look forward to getting that out and seeing how much I can annoy my brothers. We don’t usually work well when we play games together so it’ll be hilarious, I’m sure. Especially after some alcohol.
I haven’t spent Christmas Day with my mum in years, and this year won’t be any different. My grandad and I are going to my uncle’s house again, which is only a thirty minute drive away. I love spending time with him, my aunt (who had a huge part in my reading journey), and my three cousins.
Obviously I will have already opened my presents at 6am because I am still a child at heart and I can’t control myself. I already know what most of my presents are because my mum always asks me if I need anything (I don’t) and everyone else gives me the same thing every year. But it’s still exciting to open them!
We normally stay until about 5pm, before my grandad gets too tired to drive back. Then I’ll either go to my mum’s for a bit or I’ll go home and play a bit of Fallout 4 (YASSSS), read, spent stupid amounts of time on Twitter, and watch something on TV. I haven’t seen the Grinch movie in a while so perhaps that is on the cards.
I was really shocked when I found out that Boxing Day isn’t a thing in the USA. For us in England, it’s another day of celebrations. Again, we do the same thing every year. My mum, my grandad, my little sister, and one of my brothers drive to my aunt’s house for an epic lunch and dinner. There are always board games involved and I end up arguing with my mum for making us lose (I have to win) and my grandad sits on the sofa with his drink and watches TV.
There are more gift exchanges and lots of wine, and I’m probably going to get more than a little trashed this year considering I have an extra two days off work. WINNING. I’m very sorry for any drunk tweets in advance.
And that’ll be my holiday weekend! How are you planning on spending yours? Will you have snow? Because we won’t. I’ve been told that the weather will be fairly mild. Which is great, since we’re driving, but I would also like a white Christmas because we haven’t had one in FOREVER.