30 October 2013

Our Christmas Dinner Plans

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I know it's a bit of a stupid question 'what are you doing for Christmas dinner', I am not talking about what food you have or where you open presents but I mean, do you have a meal at home, just you and the kids, or do you go to the in-laws, friends houses or your own parents?

We have always gone to my parents house and are probably going to go there again this year but I do feel sorry for my mum sometimes. She's one of those women that wont let you help, she prefers to cook, clean and organise everything her way and I hate to think of her being run off her feet on Christmas day running around after everybody whilst also having Thomas following her shouting 'grandma, grandma, grandma'

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So I have been wondering whether I should do Christmas dinner at our house this year and invite my parents and my younger brother too so they can sit back and relax whilst we do everything for a change. 

I guess we would need to maybe organise our livingroom a little though before it came to the big day so that we could fit everyone in. We would need to get and extending dining table so that it will easily fit at the back of our livingroom whilst not in use but can also extend to fit everyone on it. 

Needing to go out and buy a turkey big enough to feed us all and all the extras too. 

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Extra food and drinks to make sure we have enough for everyone. Extra cutlery and plates, glasses and placemats. We would need to make sure that we even had extra dessert as I cannot be doing with missing out on that. 

I think it would be a nice change to have dinner at our house and let my parents get a break from the Christmas day rush. Let them enjoy themselves as, after all, they have been doing the Christmas dinner for the past 20 odd years since we were kids and I think they deserve a break!

What are you doing this year for Christmas dinner?

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15 comments:

  1. For once I'm not cooking!, my dad has offered to cook. I can't wait very year I always end up rushing around feel like I missed so much when I'm cooking. This year I'm going to sit back and enjoy! :)

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  2. Sounds good! It is always best to plan ahead! We'll be going to my parents this year - cannot beat my mum's Christmas dinner!

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  3. Pam Francis Gregory31 October 2013 at 09:38

    Have a M&S Christmas - So easy and so lovely!

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  4. sounds good. im having a small xmas this year just me and the kids

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  5. we always spend xmas day at either my mums or stuart's parents and then boxing day is over with stuart's parents always as we get to see our Nephews when they come up from Kingsley.

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  6. Annie Costa @LaaMoii1 November 2013 at 18:27

    I'm going over to my aunt&uncle's house...so I don't have to cook!

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  7. My mom still does the Christmas Dinner - at the grand age of 81!. She wouldn't have it any other way.

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  8. I'm also like you. Mom is 78 and still insists on cooking Christmas dinner. The number of people for dinner fluctuate over the years. Now it's just me, hubby, sister and Mom but we have been up to 10 when the kids were home. It's still a lovely tradition though and I look forward to it, I just wish she would accept some help with the cooking.

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  9. This year my partner and I are having a quiet year with just the two of us. Still will do a nice Christmas dinner. I can't wait but I will miss my family down in Bath but can't get down there this year....will be going to see them in the New Year.

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  10. I remember going to my Grans every Christmas as a kid and she had an extending table odd the things we remember.

    Whatever you do I hope you have a wonderful day x

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  11. Good idea, let your mum put her feet up this year. When we have too many people we try and squash everyone in or put a smaller table in for the kids.

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  12. we always spend Christmas at home, I cook dinner for my husband and children. This year his parents want us to go over there for Christmas breakfast but we don't really want to

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  13. My lovely mum and dad are doing the dinner this year, can't wait. I have never done it myself, I daren't - it would be a disaster!x

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  14. Love organising the christmas dinner.. but not cooking it!

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  15. All the family here hopefully and meeting my son's new girlfriend.

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