Its Starting To Look A Bit Like Christmas: A Perfect

Its Starting To Look A Bit Like Christmas: A Perfect Christmas Day

Although we plan all year round. Christmas really starts in our house on the 1st of December.The kids get dressed up and we set up the tree and decorations.

Over the next few days the children then draw up a Santa wish list. 

Thinking of all the things they hope to get for Christmas.

Then off to Santa to deliver the letter. 

They then hope that a few of the items appear Christmas morning under the tree.

Having 4 children it is like a party everyday in our house, Christmas day, being the King of party days! 

 The kids love the pressies I love having the family together, my hubby loves a couple days off work..

One thing we all agree on and love is Christmas dinner.. 

This was last year…mmm cannot wait.

One other thing the children want for Christmas is snow!

The perfect Christmas day for me will be having my eldest son back home from University and making the most of having all 4 children home together….

Here is our Perfect Christmas 24 hour diary.

( Based on actual events from past 19yrs)

12.01 am ~

Santa delivers all presents into the room!

1 am ~

Me and husband finally get to bed, but missed Santa?!?!

2 am~

Hubby wakes up keeps checking doors windows locked.

3 am~

At least one child awakes. Tuck back in, too early yet do not disturb Santa.

4 am~

Another child awakes, Excited to max. Allowed to open quick present off Auntie or Uncle. Keeps them happy off to noddy land for a while.

5 am ~

All kids awake, all deny they woke up first, all deny they woke anyone else up.

Ok then all up check Santa’s sherry drunk carrot for reindeer eaten. ~

Living room door open squeals, shrieks, minutes of shaking Santa has been!!

7 am~

All corners of room taken up by one of our children’s presents. No one allowed there or else!!

8 am~

Quick breakfast washed down with tin of chocolates and mince pie. (not the whole tin).

9 am~

Phone up Grand parents Aunts Uncles Brothers Sisters Friends. Hope they had a lie in, and have had a nice morning.

10 am~

Realise Turkey is not in oven, quickly dash to start it off.

11 am~

First argument of day someone has pinched batteries from one toy for another.

12 am~

Hubby weakens and opens bottle of beer. I have quick egg nog finish all veg.

1 pm~

Turkey cooking table set, Sure husband just swears as he has another toy to build! Glad I bought him that tool belt!!!

2 pm~

A toy that only costs Β£2-50 is most played with toy all day. Wish I had known…

3 pm~

Queens speech done. Everyone at table, crackers pulled, wine opened enough to feed the 5000 on plate. Top button of jeans undone.

4 pm~

No one forthcoming for pots, so roll sleeves up and count to 10. A few chocs soften the blow.

5 pm~

First visitors arrive, greetings all round, Kids still more energy than the Duracell bunny.

6 pm~

Find hubby having nap tip water on head soon wakes up!! It is tea time after all . Sandwiches, crisps, cheese and crackers, and cold turkey all round.

7 pm~

Kids starting to flag, finally say thank you for everything. Want a big hug.

8 pm~

At least one child has called it a night. Phew nearly time for a rest.

9 pm~

All kids finally worn out, take a toy to bed, fall asleep holding it.

10 pm~

Visitors all leave big hugs and kisses all-round.

11 pm~

Surprise gift off hubby. Then time to tidy up.

11.59 pm~

Hubby checks doors and windows. finally off to bed!!

A Perfect Day. Glad though there is a year between!

A video of a calm day in our household, taken over the Christmas holidays last year…

About this post-

”Merry Christmas! This post is my entry into the Tots100/Argos 12 Days of Christmas competition.β€œ

Claire Justine
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  1. Judy Haughton-James
    8th December 2013 / 9:12 pm

    It is definitely looking like Christmas Claire! Beautiful Christmas pictures! They certainly lift one's spirit.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 8:50 pm

      Aww thanks Judy, we all love Christmas πŸ™‚

  2. afra willmore
    9th December 2013 / 6:56 am

    brilliant Christmas post.really enjoyed "sharing" your day!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Erica Price
    9th December 2013 / 7:33 am

    Love the sound of your day.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. Alexandra Mercer
    9th December 2013 / 9:23 am

    Love the video – you crazy bunch! I have six children and it is a bit hysterical on Christmas day but that's what makes it special isn't it?!!! πŸ™‚ #MM

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 8:52 pm

      Aww thanks they make it so magical πŸ™‚

  5. Jaime Oliver
    9th December 2013 / 11:15 am

    This sounds like a perfect christmas to me!! its so lovely to see your pictures of the nottingham market place on there, we were there yesterday and commented on the market and the lights that it was so nice.Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      13th December 2013 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks Jamie, Nottingham is so much fun πŸ™‚

  6. Rachel
    9th December 2013 / 7:16 pm

    Your tree is so cute! It's wonderful when the family will be all together for Christmas! I won't be with my parents and siblings this Christmas–we're visiting the inlaws, but it's exciting when it does happen!

    • 13th December 2013 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks Rachel aww it will be lovely when you see them πŸ™‚

  7. Elegance and Mommyhood
    10th December 2013 / 12:11 am

    Your tree is so beautiful and classic in Gold & Red. Mine is colorful this year but I either want to do a whole-red tree or Gold+Red myself next year. The photos are gorgeous. Love the 2 last ones of the kids. =) I cannot believe you have 2 teenage sons.

  8. Kriss MacDonald
    10th December 2013 / 6:29 am

    Love how no matter how many years pass it's still a fab family Christmas for all of you. Definitely magic moments for you to keep cherishing … and revisiting.

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