Food! | I cannot lie; I love food. I am one of those people who is basically always thinking about the next meal, so Christmas, being essentially a day-long meal, is great in my opinion! Christmas dinner is never a let-down in my house, with my Mum, my brother and I (usually along with an auntie or two, and my Nan tripping us all up left right and centre!) spending a couple of hours prepping veg, making our own pigs-in-blankets and balancing what seems like hundreds of dishes on the table. I love it!
Family traditions | These range from the lovely (choosing a real tree the weekend before Christmas; opening our stockings in my parents' room before breakfast) to the downright silly (naming the turkey - he always has a name beginning with 'T'). To me, these little traditions are the most magical part of Christmas and are the reason it feels so special. Even the traditional jokes about how late my Nan will be are all part of the fun!
Board games | This is technially a family tradition I suppose, but if someone has received a new board game we usually have at least one game, and if not we tend to get Scrabble out and have a ridiculously competitive hour or two of spelling-based entertainment. I really enjoy getting to spend time hanging out with my family doing something that everyone enjoys and having a good laugh - and the odd argument over what is considered a word in Scrabble and what's "not allowed". As long as we don't end up resorting to Monopoly, it's all good!