Without a doubt, the most popular post on my blog has been the one about our Christmas Eve Box. Even in the summer months, it is the most searched item on Google. So I have decided to update my post for Christmas 2018. And give you a sneak peek at some of the items I’ll be adding to our Christmas Eve Box this year.
In our twenties, the first few years whilst Jason and I were dating we would have Christmas dinner with our own families apart. However, we would spend Christmas Eve together. A lot of Jason’s old school friends returned to their hometown over Christmas, So they had their own tradition of meeting up on Christmas Eve for drinks in town. Over the years, their partners started joining in the tradition. For several years, we would all spend Christmas together. Having a few drinks and catching up on the events of the past twelve months.
After we got married, this tradition started to die down. A few of the friends moved abroad, also got married, had children. And so all our plans began to alter. Then several years ago, Jason’s parents moved away from his hometown. So all our Christmas traditions changed. Now, we started spending Christmas Eve at home. Hence, why I started the tradition of our Christmas Eve Box!
Aren’t Christmas Eve Boxes meant for kids?
Technically, yes! Christmas Eve for families with children involves getting ready for Santa to arrive. The Christmas Eve boxes are designed around this. So, the box will tradtionally contain food for Santa and his reindeer and even a magic key if you don’t have a chimney! Plus, some form of entertainment for the evening and some new pyjamas to encourage the kids to go to sleep. However, as we are normally at home on Christmas Eve, counting down to the big day. I decided to add a twist to the tradition. After all, why should children have all the fun?
As Christmas Day is normally quite busy and involves a lot of cooking. The night before, we like to order a pizza, make a few cocktails and watch Christmas Movies! We tend to watch the same three movies, The Muppet’s Christmas Carol, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Die Hard. In previous years, I have brought copies of these movies and included them in the parcel. However, now I tend to buy a Blu-ray which has recently been released. This year it is Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Christmas Eve Box for Adults!
Like the children’s versions of the Christmas Eve Box, I like to include new pyjamas, some sweets and popcorn. But as I have mentioned before instead of cookies, I add cocktails! I have added a few Christmas cocktail recipes to my Christmas Eve Pinterest board, which we will try this year. But normally, I buy pre-mixed cocktails!
I also include a new Christmas ornament for our Christmas tree, something relating a movie or event from the last 12 months. This year, I was looking for a decoration relating to Avengers: Infinity War. But this 10 year anniversary one is amazing! The final thing I include is a Christmas Candle! Like The White Company’s winter scent as it is one of my favourites!