Our PLAN for Christmas Eve and Christmas

Yup a Plan people, as in a written document, a Santa Checklist so to speak, a football playbook. Yes sir, we have a plan, because well, that’s how we roll around here. Gotta have a plan.

Most years we have done the same thing. Hubby’s family is Hispanic. Christmas Eve is a really big deal for them. I am talking roasting a pig in a huge box in the backyard kind of big. (And yes I do believe that was the BIGGEST adjustment for me… after all I am Jewish, no oink about it!) SO every other year we have not had to have a plan because well, the kids knew even if there was not a box in the backyard with Miss Piggy in it, we still would do SOME kind of party. A gathering of friends and whatever family was around. There would plenty of treats, the kids would do crafts and play together, decorate cookies for Santa and track the Jolly fellow on the computer as he made his way around the world and closer to our home. They would drift off to sleep tired and happy.

But this year for the very first time EVER since we have had kids, hubby has to work on Christmas EVE and Christmas. And not only is he working… he is away doing it, as in not in the same state. I am certainly not about to roast  good ole Porky in the backyard without him, and somehow it just doesn’t seem right having a party without him. After all it is HIS holiday. We celebrate Hanukkah because of me.  So we needed to draft a plan…a written document, a Santa Checklist so to speak, a football playbook.

So yesterday the kids and I came up with our plan. This was all them baby! Okay I did throw in A Christmas Story (As in you will poke an eye out kid) movie because well it is my favorite! But here is how the next few days will play out (Or at least how they see them playing out.). You will see it is a tight schedule so I hope you will forgive me if I do not get a chance to post until after the big DAY!

Christmas EVE PLAN

Bake and decorate cookies for Santa and for us to eat throughout the weekend!  

Track Santa on computer.

Make stain glass ornaments (We have a kit to do this.)

Track Santa on computer.

Watch the following Movies throughout the day:  The Grinch, Looney Tunes Bah HumDUCK, A Christmas Story, The Nutcracker.

Track Santa on computer.

Order in PIZZA for dinner.

Track Santa on computer.

Make hot chocolate put in a thermos and go for a long walk around the neighborhood to look at lights.

Track Santa on computer.

Make reindeer feed and then go outside and lay it on the lawn.

Track Santa on computer.

Take nice warm showers put on Christmas PJs and climb into Mommy’s bed to watch Polar Express and then get to sleep over in there.

Christmas DAY

See what Santa left us … play play play! ( NOTE: We will not open any of the other presents under the tree as we will wait for daddy to come back home so he can be  apart of it all. In other words we will get to have a second Christmas!)

Mom will make Rudolf pancakes and Cinnamon rolls and bacon for breakfast. (Remember they planned this.)

Watch the new Doctor WHO episode. (The most important thing on Jay’s to do list mind you.)

Go to see Alvin and the Chipmunks movie.

Have Steak and french fries for dinner. (Once again they planned this.)

Not a bad plan huh? I am not sure how it is going to turn out but if it goes well I may consider skipping the big party next year and going this route again, but with daddy there to join in. Gosh knows it will be easier, less messier, cheaper and I actually get to spend more time with my kiddos. And isn’t that what it is really all about?

I hope whatever you are doing this Christmas Eve and day that you are able to enjoy the company of your loved ones! And if your loved ones are physically not there with you… well you know they are close in your heart! And may that knowledge help get you through this holiday. That and a PLAN! Always with the plan… I know.

Merry Christmas to you all… now if you excuse me I got cookies to bake and ornaments to bake and movies to watch and…

3 thoughts on “Our PLAN for Christmas Eve and Christmas

  1. I love your plan. It sounds like a lot of fun. My husband reads How The Grinch Stole Christmas every year. Tonight we gathered round and our son went to his room. We couldn’t get him to stay. So, my husband starts reading and then there he is in the room again. He’s grinning, rubbing his hands together and giggling as his father reads! It was just great. I hope your holidays are filled with fun memories too. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to you. Soo glad I found you!

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