Where are you Christmas?

Christmas is over, the new year is days away! How is that possible?

We had a wonderful Christmas here at the Me, You and Zu household. Since games is our big thing on Christmas eve and we each buy the other a game we decided to open a couple presents early and play our new games. This was my favorite! The dice rolling around in the gigantic TARDIS cup is really loud though so we only used it when we were rolling for luck.

Dr Who Yahtzee

After games I read Christmas Dog by Shel Silverstein to the creatures.
Falling Up with Zu

We had tried The Polar Express earlier in the day but they were more interested in sitting out on the deck than inside with me. ZuZu is the only one in the photos but the cats are actually nearby. Chubbs was asleep on ZuZu’s bed behind me and Roma is sitting on the side of the couch, on the orange blanket in the corner of the picture.

Christmas Dog reading
Christmas Eve reading

ZuZu only got 2 new stuffies in her stocking because her toy box looks like this….

I collected a few old Christmas toys and tossed them in the bottom. She really enjoyed her new elephant, immediately ripping it from the stocking.

An elephant!

Stay away cat!

Tuckered after Christmas

Chubbs was busy tearing into her stocking a few feet away and a few times crossed into ZuZu’s bubble causing the dog to pull her stocking the other direction, as far away as possible.

Stockings are empty

Roma was a spoilsport and hid under the table watching the festivities from afar. She played with a few of the toys Chubbs had kicked that way but if she saw you looking her direction she took off running or started cleaning herself. It wasn’t until Christmas morning she was in the holiday spirit, rolling in the discarded wrapping paper and playing with her toys. She chased a ball around the dining room all morning!

Roma in Christmas heaven

How was your Christmas? What great presents did you get?

Christmas Challenge Day 23 ~ Christmas Eve tradition

What’s your Christmas Eve tradition?

I think I mentioned a little bit of my family tradition in a few earlier posts. In my family we have lots of tiny foods and appetizers that we snack on all day then we play games all night. For myself and Wayne we have found that our own tradition has become a little different. It all depends on what day it falls on. We both have the day off this year so we’ll get up mid-morning and eat a breakfast of holiday goodies that have been given to us. We’ll put on A Christmas Story and get out some games. In the evening we’ll go to the Christmas Eve candlelight service at church then come home and make dinner. We have started making prime rib on Christmas Eve. Since there are only the two of us we don’t make a lot of appetizers because there would be too much food left over. Of course the creatures enjoy this because it means they’ll get tidbits. Usually it’s Lil’ Smokies and ham roll-ups with prime rib. Very classy 🙂 

All the gifts are wrapped and under the tree along with the stockings. I didn’t get around the putting the stocking hangars up so under the tree they went. The cats have been loving it because both of their stockings have bells on them. We will probably open them after dinner unless we fall asleep early…which is happening more often these days.

Share your holiday traditions below!

Today is the last day of the Christmas Challenge! I’ll have a post about the whole thing but since most of us will be busy celebrating it will be published later this week! The kit kats and Zu have a holiday post scheduled for Christmas morning but to anyone who is gone for the next few days we wish you a Merry Christmas!

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