+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,051
    Thanks
    1,927
    Thanked
    1,485
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default What do you do Christmas Day?

    I know we've got threads about Christmas food and Christmas presents but I'm wondering what sort of things people do during the day on Christmas? We're heading to the in laws farm and I know the morning will be present opening (goes very quickly the way my ils approach it) and then nothing much until lunch and then again nothing special in the afternoon. I'd like to try to come up with some activities the whole family could take part in to make the day a bit more fun. So tell me about the activities that will fill your Christmas Day?

  2. #2
    AdornedWithCats's Avatar
    AdornedWithCats is offline Winner 2013 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2014 - Best Username

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    7,808
    Thanks
    6,758
    Thanked
    3,402
    Reviews
    16
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 12/6/15Funniest Caption400 Posts in a week300 posts in a week
    We often do presents and breakfast in the morning just as a family then head to my parents for lunch. Backyard cricket, water pistols or balloons were heaps of fun when I was a kid.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    2,019
    Thanks
    2,767
    Thanked
    1,012
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Presents and breakfast. Then lazy lunch of leftovers - we celebrate Xmas eve. Then there's always a water fight in the afternoon. Last year we had the bunch 'o balloons which made it so much quicker. But otherwise it's filling water balloons and super soakers. Then late afternoon is playing whatever games outside we received for Xmas. Evening is board games and the Xmas puzzle. We do a puzzle every year.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    806
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    374
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We have a farm Christmas most years: set up the paddling pool for the kids, game of cricket, bocce on the lawn, late afternoon walk when it cools down. Movie after lunch.
    Sit on the patio in the early evening with drinks & let the kids run amuck in the garden (fully fenced).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,940
    Thanks
    690
    Thanked
    2,292
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Normally we do Christmas day with my IL's at my Aunt-IL's house. Open presents with DS (and now DD) at home. Breakfast at home then we meet everyone mid morning for presents, lunch, swim in pool. Dinner is leftovers.

    This year we are unsure as FIL is in the middle of cancer treatment. So we may just do a Christmas at home with the kids.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    10,291
    Thanks
    3,115
    Thanked
    6,303
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Xmas is always busy but I love it that way! We still open all our presents together so my brother and sister and their families all come over to my parents (still in pjs) and we open presents , usually about 7am - then stay for brekky , the kids usually play with all their stuff then we go home about 10 as I'm hosting lunch this year , my family come for lunch about 12, they usually stay until late afternoon then DH sisters usually come for dinner and then DS gets to hang out with his other cousins and play with all his stuff and swim so it's always a busy day! We usually chill out Boxing Day then head down the coast for a few weeks to my in laws beach house

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    4,026
    Thanks
    1,002
    Thanked
    908
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ended 26/6/14
    Xmas breakfast is normally just dp, ds and I, we do our presents after breakfast.

    Lunch we are heading to my parents and it's usually pretty relaxed. Lunch then presents depending on the times when everyone arrives, normally do presents 2/3pm, then just chill while the kids play.

    Boxing Day is at my aunts house and always has been as long as I remember, all the extended family go for a seafood feast, swims in the pool and backyard cricket with a bit of the Boxing Day test on tv

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1,020
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    608
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Famy comes over first thing and we open presents, followed by breakfast (usually ham and cheese croissants and champers). Kids play with gifts while we do lunch prep....rest of fam usually comes over at 12, more gift swapping then lunch around 1pm. The afternoon is always Slip n Slide..A tradition set many years ago and everyone is involved. Kids play, adulrs5have a few drinks and relax. Dinner is leftovers....

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,841
    Thanks
    1,819
    Thanked
    1,421
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    6am brekky and gifts to each other (us to kids, kids to each other).
    7.30am In laws
    4pm Home
    5.30pm Santa gifts
    7pm Dinner
    9pm Kids bed
    10pm us bed

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,969
    Thanks
    3,589
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Ours is usually pretty chilled. First up is presents, breakfast. Play with toys while we prep lunch which we then eat. We'll probably have a water fight later. I havent really worked out what to do this year!


 

Similar Threads

  1. What do you buy the parentals for Christmas?
    By Mod-Zeddie in forum Seasonal
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 21-11-2016, 09:43
  2. It's Christmas RAOK
    By LoveLivesHere in forum General Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 17-12-2015, 16:19
  3. Yet another Christmas question
    By Mopoke in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16-12-2015, 13:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Medela Australia
Our goal is to give mothers and babies the best possible support for a great and long lasting breastfeeding experience. Medela have a full range of breastpumps and breastcare products, suited to every need and lifestyle.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!