As per tradition, my family sat in separate rooms ignoring each other and, when we did get together for dinner, making barbed snipes or ignorant comments. I cried myself to sleep. I hate Christmas.
I'm so sorry :( I hope you feel better some time soon.
Ugh sorry for being depressing. I'm back at my house now, so just trying to forget about it and move on.
I mostly spent the day at my boyfriend's place cuddling with him, eating good foods and netflixing. I was happy to learn once I got back home that the visiting family members had already left. I thought I hated Christmas, but it turns out it's 100% awesome when you don't spend it with people you loathe.
I went to my parents' house on Christmas Eve for dinner (Chinese food) and then their friend came over for her yearly visit. My brother showed up and left within less than 2 hours because I guess he hadn't slept in a couple of days and had just gotten his medication that helps him sleep and took it right away so he was tired or some shit. We opened our presents on Christmas Eve.
Yesterday I went to my parents' again, but not until like 2:30 to have Christmas dinner and my brother never even bothered to show up. I texted him and my parents called, but we still haven't heard back from him. He may be dead for all I know.
Hardly anything. We opened a few presents and ate a turkey roast dinner, just 3 of us. Not the most exciting day.
I went to church in the morning, then spent the next few hours hanging out with my mother and brother, before we had a small lunch and opened presents at three. My boyfriend came over for Christmas dinner. I enjoyed myself very much :)
I spent most of the day with my boyfriend and his family/families. We went back to his place for dinner with all of his roommates and that was so much fun. Everything was really nice though. I'm Jewish and the only other time I celebrated Christmas was with an ex and his family and it was so uncomfortable and stressful. I love that my boyfriend's family is awesome and loving. And his step mom shrieked when she opened the present I got for her, so that was nice:)
I took my son to my parents' house, my grandma came over, and everyone opened presents and stockings. We had bagels for breakfast (a tradition my parents started decades ago before they had kids). I ate way too many, along with too much chocolate and cookies, so afterwards I laid on the couch all bloaty and sick feeling while my toddler ran amok playing with his new toys. Early afternoon, I dropped him off at his dad's where the greedy cub got MORE presents and went home for a drink and watched lots of Boston Public and Boy Meets World. It was enjoyable, other than the bloaty, sick feeling.
i went over my parents house in the afternoon for brunch/present and got anything and everything. i got WAY more stuff than i was expecting. i think because it was my first christmas where i didnt spend the night at my family's' house since i moved in with my SO and they missed me :') it was very teary eyed because of this since i have a "new family" now but it was really the nicest, cutest christmas ever. i got more gifts than everyone else which made me a little embarrassed lol but it was really nice. yesterday just made me realize how much i really love and miss my family and how thankful i am for everything theyve ever done for me.
ETA: oops. i read it as "WHAT did you get for christmas?" my B.
Edited at 2012-12-26 03:05 pm (UTC)
After waiting my "turn" for the last two and a half decades since I have left home, I finally got to prepare the family dinner. It was great, actually. I didn't even mind cleaning up afterwards, since Mom was feeling better (i'm convinced my cooking gave her strength) and for a little while, it was just us with her washing, me drying. Getting praise both in the form of words and NO LEFTOVERS was really gratifying. Having my folks finally acknowledge my talent in the kitchen was priceless. The cherry on my sundae of happiness was pointing out that each of the dishes were from recipes various cooking magazines had solicited from me back when I cooked for a living.
Once my folks' house was back in order, we came home and marathoned the deluxe box set of Band of Brothers while I snuggled under my new heating pad and about 50 pounds of kitties.
We did tons! Saw three movies, went to 2 friend's christmas parties, plus my work christmas party, then went to two different family christmas celebrations with another one next weekend!
i got out of going to christmas lunch which ruled
My parents and nan got me some clothes and a faux fur coat, brother got me Sims Seasons, and me and my boyfriend did a joint gift to Rome because we both really wanna travel. He got me a really nice necklace set and I got him a game to open on the day though. During the day my family and some other people my mum knows came over for dinner and then later in the evening I went to my boyfriends to spend time with his family.
I guess my day was ok but for some reason I just feel really depressed and sad this year. I've had a rough year with family and friends so I think I've been reminiscing and getting myself down.
Christmas Eve my boyfriend and I went to my mother's house and had dinner/gift exchange there. Christmas day I woke up with the flu vomiting and my boyfriend woke up with it as well. We were supposed to go to his mom's for a traditional Christmas morning but were both so sick we couldn't go, especially since her house only has one bathroom. His entire family is really pissed at him.
We slept the rest of the day and then we both worked that night. He couldn't get anyone to cover once he woke up since since no one else that works there can do the double positions he was working/it's pretty impossible to get someone to cover on Christmas. I went in to bring him soup/medicine and ended up working and made $560 so FUCK YEAH. I enjoyed making easy kickass money, especially since I spent a lot on gifts and work has been slow. Did not enjoy being sick and did not enjoy the insomnia. I still haven't gone to bed and it's 11 am. Blaaaah
I spent it with my husband's dad's side of the family. We made and ate a big lunch, opened presents, sat around watching little kidlets enjoy their new presents, ate dessert, and came home and snuggled. It was really nice.
I'm recovering from a stomach virus. It sucked. We opened presents and I made dinner. We watched the Doctor Who Christmas marathon and Brave.
It was okay. My husband gave me some nice things. I just wish I didn't feel so weak.
Like most other of my fellow Tribesmen (and women), I went for a movie (Les Mis) and Chinese food.
I wanted to do that, but no transportation sadly :(
Was the movie fantastic?
For the most part, yes. There were a few things I didn't like but I would go see it again in a heartbeat.
Christmas Eve we spent at home, but that evening we went to my parent's house fo rgift exchanging and some Apples to Apples.
Christmas day, we picked up our little man and the FIL, came home and opened more gifts, and set out ot my SIL's house.
It was a lot of fun but not near enough time at home. I'm a srs homebody.
Pub in the afternoon, followed by Christmas dinner and bad TV.
It was nice, good to see the family.
we had a very relaxed morning at home with just us and our kids, and later on we went to my FIL's house to do Christmas with my husband's side of the family - that was also very laid back and easy going, so the day was very nice all around. :D
I sat at home alone all day. Though! I did start watching The Mentalist, it's a pretty good show.
on christmas eve i went to a get-together for my dad's side of the family that evening. stayed at my parents house that night (it's pretty lonely waking up in an empty house on christmas morning, to me at least) and opened some presents from them that morning. then i went to my boyfriends parents house for a white elephant type thing, went back to my parents house for presents from my family and then came back to my house at about 8 and spent the rest of the evening with my boyfriend.
ETA: i did, in fact, enjoy myself. quite a bit.
Edited at 2012-12-26 07:05 pm (UTC)
i cleaned the hell out of my apartment. i did the dishes, swept the floor, vacuumed, cleaned the bathroom, took out the trash, did my laundry, washed the sheets AND the extra blankets on the couch. i was all kinds of productive, and then later i ate ham and got drunk on champagne and orange juice.
My boyfriend and I went to the zoo! Then we came home and napped. Later on we made Christmas dinner together before watching Love Actually with a bottle of wine.
I spent mine relaxing, had dinner with family and talked to friends online.
Made a big breakfast, opened presents, set up my kids' Kindles and loaded a bunch of books on them, went out with husband for an early anniversary 'celebration' of sorts.
We'd had the big dinner and exchanged presents the night before, so we just sat around all day listening to music and eating at intervals.
My husband and I opened our presents on Xmas eve like at 2pm and that was the only xmas activity we had planned so xmas day we didnt really do anything except eat at a diner and try to see a movie but it was sold out so we walked home and did more nothing
we celebrate on christmas eve here (norway), i spent it with my girlfriend, dad, and grandma. it was really nice. christmas day we just did the traditional thing of eating leftovers and chocolate and playing with your new toys (or, since we're grownups, watching our new dvds).
Woke up at 5:30 AM to open presents with my mom's side of the family (she and her SO had to go to work for 7 and 8:00 AM), went back to bed, went to my dad's house, opened presents there, had Christmas dinner, watched Pitch Perfect (which I LOVE) and then came back to my mom's house (where I live).
I did, for the most part. It wasn't super awkward or anything, really, like I thought it might be. The only thing that kinda sucked was I got a new digital camera that's essentially not a TON different from the digital camera I already had, but it has features that are way better (the zoom is like 16x and is amazing) than the other one, and I wasn't like...super excited when I reacted. My initial thought was "oh yay, a new camera that isn't that much different from the one I have...!" but once I started playing with it I realized that it's a lot better.
Went to the movies (Les Miz) and dinner with my parents. We're Jewish so Christmas isn't really a big deal to us. I had a nice time.
Spent it with my husband and then some our friends that couldn't be with their families.
We just spent time cuddling and watching movies until the company came over and then we all ate and just watched more t.v./video games. It was so lovely.
Christmas was spread out over 3 days this year...my husband is adopted and knows his bio dad, plus both of our parents are divorced...so lots of Christmases to do.
We did a party at my sister's, Christmas eve at the grandparents-in-law, and Christmas Day at my dad's house. Christmas Day was full of good old Kansas City BBQ, so yeah, a good time was had by all. ;)