’twas a happy Christmas eve
The dessert table, Christmas eve 2011
The 25th of December is always a bit of a low key, and kind of sad day. Christmas is traditionally celebrated on the evening of the 24th in Sweden, that’s when we have a nice Christmas dinner and exchange gifts. So, by the 25th it’s all “over”. This year I think it’s an extra sad 25th of December because it’s not only the day after Christmas, it’s also a Sunday (and Sundays are always a little rough) and we’ve got really gray and gloomy weather, and no snow.
That said, yesterday was a really nice day. During the day my sister and I went for a long walk and in the evening my brother and his girlfriend came over. We had a lovely dinner, exchanged gifts and then tucked into the sweets I’d made. My brother brought some lussebullar that he and his girlfriend had baked, and I was impressed! I don’t think I’ve ever seen my brother bake. I had made chocolate truffles, saffron fudge, saffron buns and gingerbread toffee.
After we’d finished eating we watched The Hangover II together. It was the third time I’d seen it but it’s so funny I could see it again. All in all, it was a lovely Christmas.
How are you celebrating Christmas?