We had such a wonderful Christmas. Quiet, but great. My parents and sisters have recently moved to Egypt, recently as in about a month ago! I was pretty bummed at the time that they wouldn’t be here for Christmas. I am huge on family Christmases.
We grew up celebrating Christmas Eve. Our parents and grandparents made the biggest deal of it when we were kids, it was really special. The house was always decorated beautifully with candles, wreaths and a little smoking man ornament with a pipe that blew out smoke that smelt all spicy and Christmassy and the tree was decorated by all the kids a few weeks prior. Grandma worked in the kitchen for days before hand, baking the most delicious Christmas biscuits and making croquettes which are always a part of our Christmas tradition. This year no one was in Cape town as my grandparents went up to my aunt in Durban to spend Christmas at their new house and my parents are in Egypt and we usually spend Christmas day with them, eating again, so we had a very small celebration this year.