Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - 24 December - Christmas Eve

Thomas MacEntee of Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories says:

How did you and your family spend Christmas Eve? Did you attend church services, perhaps a children’s service with a pageant? What about food – was there a special meal or did your family hold an open house so friends and family could stop by?
Share your memories of Christmas Eves gone by.

I don't have many strong memories of Christmas Eve apart from my mother being in the kitchen for what seemed forever.  She was often cooking the ham or the pudding until midnight and up early to get the turkey on.  My job was to wash up or help any way I could.  Even if that meant discreetly leaving her so she could have space to think.

Tonight we seem to have carried on that one enormous chicken for tomorrow and the other chicken will be cooked in the morning. 

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1 comment:

diane b said...

In Switzerland presents are exchanged on Christmas Eve and a celebratory meal is had. We have continued that tradition in Australia. So we had our celebration yesterday with our eldest daughter and her husband and his parents. We had a big seafood feast. I call this traditional Aussie fare. Today our daughter celebrates with her other family so it all works out well. The other daughter celebrates with friends in LA.